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Family Lawyers

Family lawyers play an important role in handling cases that may arise within a specific family who would like to seek their services. For instance, when someone in the family passes away, it is the duty of the family lawyer to read the will to the bereaved and carry out what is written there. It is also his task to enforce what is written such as the division of properties and other possessions that the diseased individual had during his lifetime.

Another common task of family lawyers is handling annulment cases and other legal proceedings associated with the defective marital status of their clients. Child custody, division of properties, alimonies, and adultery cases are a couple of issues that these professionals handle. There are even some cases wherein restraining orders are made whenever a spouse has violent tendencies against his better half. All the complex things that are associated with family matters are solely handled by family lawyers.

It is important for every family to have their own lawyer because you will never know when problems will arise. Although some believe that hiring the services of one is rather costly, there are some government organizations that offer legal aid free of charge for those who cannot afford to pay attorney’s fees given that they do not have sufficient amount of funds to cover certain damages.

Family Law Court Articles

Nothing black and white about Bolt's case and right to free speech

Sometimes Melbourne gets all the fun. The race discrimination case taken by a group of indigenous Australians against the Herald and Weekly Times and its populist columnist, Andrew Bolt, is transfixing much of the town. Fortunately, some of the excitement is trickling up to the intellectually starved citizens north more

Aboriginal family reunited by court

FOUR Aboriginal siblings who were split up in state care have been sent back to their grandmother who had earlier kept them in a filthy house and often failed to take them to school, after a magistrate said it was in the children's best interest.

'Missing' Yang on his way home

YANG Hengjun, the Chinese-Australian political commentator believed to have been detained by Chinese security in Guangzhou, says he is coming home.

Fight with tobacco company ends, years after cancer victim's death

THE family of lung cancer victim Rolah McCabe has spent a decade battling British American Tobacco through the Australian courts. Yesterday, at a hearing that lasted a mere five minutes and 10 seconds, the bitter fight finally came to an end.

Challenge to Centro's sale of its shopping centres in the US is building momentum

A challenge to Centro Properties' decision to deny shareholders a vote on the $US9.4 billion sale of its US shopping centres to the Blackstone private equity group began in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday.