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Prenuptial Agreements: Why Every Couple Must Do It

Marriage preparations are romantic: choosing the wedding venue, tasting the cake, and picking the right dress for the woman and the right suit for the man. However, there are also some non-romantic preparations involved before successfully tying the knot. One of them is securing a prenuptial agreement. What is it exactly and why must couples do it? Read all about it below. Understanding Prenuptial Agreements Also...

Spousal Support: To Receive or Not to Receive

In the event of divorce or legal separation, one party may be entitled to receive alimony or spousal support. In this case, one spouse pays the other spouse a sum of money (as a way of financial support) on a monthly basis. The court may require this if one party is more financially capable than the other (significant difference in earnings), assisting the less stable spouse with starting a new life after divorce. Less...

Why Paralegals Need Good Communication Skills

These days, interested individuals can get their paralegal degrees online. This latest advancement has made it easier for more people to get the degree they need without the unnecessary costs. This online setup is great for individuals who work during the day or those who lead busier lives. However, there are also old-school methods and skills needed to be successful in this type of legal profession, and that...

What to Do When Your Tenant Doesn’t Pay

Owning a rental property is one of the most common businesses in the country. With proper management, you can earn more than twice compared to what you can earn in the corporate world. Managing a property, however, has its own share of sticky situations like when your tenant doesn’t pay their rent on a regular basis. The Tenant and the Landlord’s Responsibilities As stated in your contract, the tenant should...

What Determines Contributory Negligence?

Although every personal injury is unique, it always involves a plaintiff and a defendant. It also ends up either in settlements where money is rewarded to the injured party or judgments where the guilty parties serve a jail sentence. In personal injury cases, civil courts arrive at a verdict by determining which party is guilty of negligence actions. Personal injury lawyers in Illinois can bring a negligence...

Hiring Your Divorce Attorney: The Aftermath

Going through a divorce calls for the support of the people closest to you. The emotional struggles of the separation require encouragement from family, friends, and other loved ones. When it comes to spiritual or psychological needs, counseling or a church group are your go-to solutions. But when it comes to all things legal, your divorce attorney is your new best friend. Your relationship with your lawyer...

Still Tied Down to the EX: Cohabitation and Making It Work

For divorcees, there is nothing worse than having to live with your soon-to-be-ex-spouse. Since they filed for divorce, shouldn’t there be separation already? In some cases, however, divorcees find themselves in the position of having to live with their spouse until the court finalizes divorce details. Divorcing couples, especially those involved in high-conflict cases, are not big fans of still living together....

Spousal Maintenance in Queensland: Who Pays and Who Receives It

Under the Family Law Act 1975, you might qualify for spousal maintenance if you’re divorced or separated from your spouse or have separated from your de facto partner after March 1, 2009. However, the law will take into account the following factors when they’re deciding which spouse or partner pays and which one gets paid spousal maintenance, says a top attorney in QLD:Both parties’ health and age. Each...

Filing for Divorce? Avoid These 3 Mistakes

Many couples filing for divorce sometimes fail to realize that it can be a complicated and messy process. This is especially true if they behave irrationally and didn’t think through about their decisions. The sad part is, letting emotions rule throughout the process can cost them their savings, children, as well as their emotional well-being. If you and your spouse are splitting up, don’t...

Knowing Your Legal Rights: Dealing With Employment Laws

Unknown to a lot of employees, they have rights and there are laws protecting them. Whatever one’s line of work is, these laws apply to all of them and they are entitled to exercise their rights. New Zealand, in particular, has a comprehensive set of employment laws seeking to maintain fairness in the workplace. If you are employed, but unaware of these rules, responsibilities and rights, it is about time...