Do you need a lawyer to make a will?

Making a will is not in and of itself difficult, although many people put off doing so for a number of reasons. Traditionally, people would always use a lawyer to make a will, also to make any alterations to it and often to execute it as well, once the person has passed away. More recently, and with the growth of the internet, there are a number of businesses and government agencies that operate online that allow people to draw up and make their own wills, without the use of a lawyer.

The Do's and Don'ts of Property Settlement

Divorcing couples often have disputes during property settlement proceedings. More often than not, each party would want a larger portion of the marital property. The extract below discusses what you should do and what you should avoid when dividing marital property.  The Do's Consider Previous Agreements Previous agreements such as pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreement can significantly affect the direction of property settlement proceedings. For instance, if you committed to accepting cash rather than shares in the family business, you must honour this promise.

Domestic Violence and Child Custody: What You Need to Know During Your Divorce

One of the things that most people worry about when getting a divorce is that there will be contention. However, for others, there's more to agonise about — dealing with child custody in the wake of marital violence. If you are divorcing an abusive spouse, you may be protective of your kids. The possibility of the abusive spouse getting child custody can be disheartening. Luckily, courts take domestic violence very seriously and will consider various factors before deciding on the child custody case.

How To Interview Your Family Lawyer

Do you need a family lawyer to represent you in a divorce, child custody or child adoption case? Choosing a family lawyer can be a taxing activity. In the extract below, you will learn a few questions to ask your lawyer during the first consultation to ensure he or she is qualified to handle your matter.  What Is Your Specialisation?  Some family lawyers deal with divorce cases, while others specialise in child adoption.

Benefits You Will Enjoy from Hiring Compensation Lawyers

In most cases, an injury claim in the workplace is straightforward, and the employee shall receive the benefits without any conflicts. However, there are other instances when the employee did not claim compensation on time or the injury needs long-term care, which creates a dispute between the employer and employee. That is why hiring compensation lawyers has become a common practice by most employees. Thinking that the insurance claim can resolve everything and that you don't need to hire a lawyer can be a dangerous mindset.