If you've lived a long and happy life and been relatively successful in your financial dealings, then there is a chance that you have a number of assets that are situated outside of Australia. If you're getting ready to create your will so that you can pass on all of your assets to your loved ones, can you be sure that all of these overseas assets will be covered properly? What do you need to look at if you want to head off any problems when your estate is executed?
Do you consider yourself to be a very careful driver? You may have an exceptional driving record and have never been involved in a car accident during your lifetime. However, suddenly you may find yourself in the middle (quite literally) of a "fender bender" and feel that you have to stand your ground to dispute the circumstances. How do complicated vehicle accidents like this get unraveled, to determine exactly who is at fault?
If you operate a small business, you may decide to offer credit to some of your customers as part of your trading relationship with them. The majority of customers are likely to pay their debts in a reasonable time-frame, but some may not. When this occurs, you may be tempted to avoid taking action. However, doing so could place you at a disadvantage. Below is a guide to the steps you need to take to recover the money owed to you.
As a parent, you never want to see your child get hurt, and if they get hurt in a public place, you may be wondering if your family is entitled to compensation. There are multiple elements to consider.
1. Was the Responsible Entity Negligent?
Land tends to be privately or publicly owned. If it is public land such as a park or a walking path, there is generally a government body charged with taking care of that area.
A conveyancer plays a hugely important role in the purchasing of a property; it is their job to prepare the necessary paperwork (including documents such as the memorandum of transfer and the contract of sale), to provide you with information about the property that you're interested in buying, to liaise with the financial institutions involved in the transaction, and to perform the settlement process.
Given their long list of responsibilities, it is important to choose a reputable, experienced conveyancer who will be able to handle the complexities of the property purchasing process with ease.