Why You Should Choose Collaborative Divorce Over Litigation

Divorce is one of the most painful occurrences in a person's existence whether it was their decision or not. Besides having to deal with the loss and feeling of failure, one has to decide if they want to go to court and fight over property and kids or use gentler and advanced approaches like mediation and collaborative divorce proceedings. Collaborative divorce is much like mediation, but a collaborative family lawyer, financial adviser, and child welfare specialists are hired to help the couple come to a mutually beneficial agreement. Read More 

How to manage an ex-partners mental illness

Following divorce the family law system focuses on ensuring the safety of the children involves. It can be scary for some parents to know that their ex-partner will have solo custody of their child, particularly if they have had issues with their mental health in the past. However given the tragic consequences when this is not adequately considered as shown in recent news stories.  Here are some tips on how to manage a divorce and child custody where you have concerns about your ex-partners mental health. Read More 

What Can You Do If Somebody Intentionally Hurts Your Pet?

Australia is a nation of pet lovers. For most people who own a dog or a cat, their four-legged friend is a very important member of the family. After all, many people tend to live alone and have no offspring and as such view their furry companion as if they were a child. It's little wonder that emotions can run high whenever a pet is intentionally hurt by somebody else, or may be stolen. Read More 

What of the future?

Planning ahead is a very prudent thing to do. As soon as you start making your own living and accumulating property courtesy of your hard work or inheritance, it is important to create a plan on how that property will be run or shared if something was to happen to you. This calls for meticulous estate planning. It is a challenging process and you need to work with a wills and estates lawyer on the following details. Read More 

Becoming a Police Informant: How a Law Firm can Help

It is relatively common for law-enforcement agencies in Australia to use informants to secure the conviction of those who are engaged in serious crimes such as drug trafficking and illegal weapons trading. If you have been approached by the police and asked to act an informant, it is important that you consult a lawyer before you agree to act a source, give statements or sign any documents. Below is a guide which will help you to understand the possible implications of becoming an informant. Read More