From 1 September 2015, new laws relating to Powers of Attorney in Victoria will take effect, including a new type of Attorney role and changes to the Powers of Attorney forms.
If you have separated or divorced and have come to an agreement about the division of property or for the ongoing care and maintenance of minor children, then you can have these agreements formalised by the Family Courts in a form called Consent Orders.
If you would like someone such as your spouse, partner or a family member to act on your behalf and manage your affairs, then you can give a person these powers under a Power of Attorney.
If you have decided to get a divorce, then you can choose to manage your own divorce application, without seeing a Lawyer.
How to manage your debt and get a fresh start.
Setting up an Advance Care Directive (ACD) is an important step in a plan for your future health and care.
Sometimes, an Executor has to get probate before they can start managing the property and debts of a deceased Will-maker. Getting probate involves submitting an application to the Court.
Everyone over the age of 18 years should have a valid legal Will in place, otherwise your estate may be divided among family members, whether you were close to them or not.
The first and probably the most important legal requirement for your new business is deciding on its legal structure.
Sometimes, an Advanced Health Care Directive and a Power of Attorney document get 'bundled together' in the same category, however, they are quite different documents and should not be confused.
There are ways to minimise the cost of divorce, particularly as in Australia Divorce is 'no fault'.
There are lots of important things to think about when you have decided to make your Will, such as who to appoint as an Executor and who you would like to leave your property to.
New laws in QLD, which will come into force on 1 December 2015, aim to increase the accountability of the perpetrators of domestic violence and give greater protection for victims of domestic or family violence.
In another historical decision of a Supreme Court in the United States, an employed court clerk has been sent to jail for refusing to do her job.
In 1991, Roseanne Beckett was convicted and sentenced to 12 years imprisonment for soliciting persons to murder her husband, Barry Catt, and for attempting to poison him. Beckett was also charged with assaulting and wounding her husband, perjury and drug possession. She was released in 2001, after serving 10 years of her sentence after a NSW court decided she had been falsely accused. Beckett was awarded $2.3 million in compensation for wrongful imprisonment.
An action brought to stop the increase of divorce fees in Australia has not been successful in the Federal Court.
Anyone potentially affected by the "Dallas Buyers Club case" may be pleased to hear that they have been given a reprieve by a recent Federal Court decision.
A recent decision of the Fair Work Commission (FWC) may cause employers to reconsider whether they should provide alcohol at their next work-related social event.
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Debt agreements are one of the formal options available under bankruptcy laws for an individual to manage their debt and get back on track with their finances.