In many cases when individuals are sick or injured power of attorney is required for another person to make decisions on your behalf. When you are incapacitated and cannot make decisions you can allow someone you trust to make decisions on your behalf. Being a power of attorney is a very big responsibility and one [Continue reading]
These things happen, and if your Will is high risk there may be family members or beneficiaries who challenge a Will. Be sure to prepare adequate documentation in your Will as part of your estate planning, any documentation or supporting information can help if a claim is brought forward and will ensure your Will is [Continue reading]
Yes, you can nominate your solicitor to be an executor under your Will. A solicitor will act on behalf of an individual and will have the necessary skills to carry out all of the necessary tasks. If you’re not sure about any element of drafting up a Will it is essential you speak with your [Continue reading]
In the event of your death if you don’t have a Will this means your assets are not necessarily left to the people you wish. If you have specific wishes for your possessions and assets to be distributed specifically to spouse or children however your Will does not state this your estate may be distributed [Continue reading]
The mediation process can be used mainly in family law matters including issues between family members, issues with community or neighbourhood disputes, parent and adolescent disputes, separation and workplace issues. Mediation is much faster than the process of litigation and empowers individuals to make critical decisions without the weight of the Courts and expensive legal [Continue reading]
The role of the mediator is to manage the process in a complete and balanced way, impartial to both parties. The mediator will identify issues, facilitate the discussion and help to negotiate outcomes that work for both parties. The process is respectful and designed to encourage equal say where possible.
Mediation is a process where the mediator supports individuals to resolve conflict and settle differences via a co-operative process. The process is completely voluntary, and agreements are not imposed on them as can occur when legal matters go to court. Participants sign an agreement to mediate and work via a mediator to prepare and sign [Continue reading]
A criminal lawyer can provide a wide range of services in the area of criminal law including advising you of your rights and any charges against you, explaining options and possible penalties, attending police interviews, making bail applications and representing you in court. If you’re arrested, you should call our office to get advice about [Continue reading]
You are only ever obligated to answer questions relating to your identity including name, address and date of birth, everything else you can refuse to answer. Be aware that while arrested you can also refuse to be involved in an ID line up, however, if you have any questions or concerns you should always request [Continue reading]
No, unless you give your permission your employer cannot gain access to your criminal record. Your employer will need to ask your consent before requesting this from the police or a public body.