Although no one anticipates a marriage to end unexpectedly, it is always a good idea to plan for the future in case married couples or those in a de facto relationship decide to call it quits. Therefore, couples should agree on how to divide their net assets, liabilities, and other resources in case a relationship or marriage ends. Such a legally enforceable agreement is referred to as a binding financial agreement, prenuptial agreement, or prenup.
If you were injured in an accident that was not your own fault while you were already receiving support from the government for a separate condition altogether, you may undoubtedly be confused and somewhat stressed. You'll certainly want to recover as best as you can from your unexpected injuries, but you may also be worried that any compensation due to you might impact your social security benefits. What should you know in this situation so that you can prepare accordingly?
The auctioneer tells the assembled crowd that the property is going once, then going twice, and then the hammer falls for the final time, and hey presto—you've bought a home. The immediate results of purchasing a home at auction are in sharp contrast to the more traditional process of making an offer on a listed property, after which the vendors take time to mull over your offer before (ideally) accepting, after which you have time to undertake the necessary steps of finalising your financing.
Have you noticed how easy it is to transact business online these days? You can buy virtually anything digitally and never have to visit a high street store, so long as you have a credit or debit card and can receive the goods from a courier. Is this the ultimate scenario for the lazy Australian, or is it simply the way that life is intended to be in the future? Maybe it's a little bit of both, but digital transactions are becoming prevalent in all walks of life and even in the house-buying cycle.
When two people file for divorce, it's often very difficult to unravel their financial affairs and come to an equitable conclusion that satisfies both parties. Indeed, satisfaction is often one-sided in this situation as a court of law may have to judge against one of the parties in favour of the other. Nevertheless, if everyone is prepared to be reasonable then there's no reason why long-term damage should be caused to the individual who loses out following a verdict, and lawyers for this party should always present their case on this basis.