FAMILY LAW: WHEN IS IT OKAY TO MOVE THE KIDS OVERSEAS?

If you have children with your ex-partner, you may have experienced difficulties in agreeing on all sorts of issues concerning your kids. This problem is often magnified when it comes to taking them overseas. Having an overseas holiday is one thing, but circumstances can become even more fraught if one party wants to take the…

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CONTESTING A WILL: ARE THE LAWS FAIR?

Have you ever contested a will? If you have, you’ll know that it can be a stressful exercise and sometimes the outcome may not be what you were hoping for. SALRI enquiry When a person makes a will, there is a basic principle that comes into play, known as testamentary freedom. That is, that a…

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FAMILY LAW: “I’M KEEPING THE PETS!”

When a couple separates, the issue of who keeps the pets can be difficult and heart-wrenching. After all, pets are precious. Rover isn’t just a dog. He’s a best friend, constant companion, exercise buddy and even a confidante.  There’s no way to put a dollar value on his worth. So how is this issue dealt…

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CAN I CLAIM WORKERS COMP IF MY INJURY CAUSES ANOTHER INJURY?

You would expect a claim for being injured at work to be pretty straightforward.  But what happens if that original injury leads to other complications?  Can you be compensated if a back injury eventually causes problems in your shoulders or hips?  What if the medication you have to take causes damage to your teeth?  Are…

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WHEN CAN A CHILD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR A CRIME?

When can a child be found criminally responsible for a crime? It’s a discussion that crops up every now and again, usually in fairly unpleasant circumstances. Take, for example, the terrible British case in which toddler James Bulger was lured away from a shopping centre by two children aged ten, only to be beaten to…

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