Tips on Finding the Right Lawyer for You in Melbourne

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Choosing the right lawyer for your specific needs can seem intimidating at first, but when it comes to an important decision such as this, it is imperative to take a step back and consider a few key factors that could make the decision-making process easier. As a trusted Melbourne law firm, Melbourne Law Studio knows […]

What is the Difference Between a Litigator and a Lawyer?

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Lawyers and litigators both offer legal advice and assistance to clients in specific or broad areas of law. When the terms are used interchangeably, it can be confusing. Put simply, a litigation lawyer is a lawyer that actively represents clients before a court and argues their case before a judge.  At Melbourne Law Studio, our […]

How to Manage a Business Partnership Dispute in Victoria

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Shareholder disputes or disputes between business partners are difficult but fairly common. After all, it’s not surprising that disputes may arise from time to time when making important decisions about shared business interests.  With the right systems and processes in place, it can be easier to amicably resolve disputes. At Melbourne Law Studio, we are […]

What are the Main Stages of Contract Drafting in Victoria?

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A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more people or businesses. Contracts are crucial to our daily lives as they ensure agreements are kept in place while reducing the likelihood of a dispute arising. Contracts underpin most decisions made in business or commercial ventures. Below, Melbourne Law Studio outlines some of the […]

What is Included in a Commercial Lease Agreement in Victoria?

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Understanding and negotiating a fair commercial lease can have a significant impact on the success of your business. In this article, Melbourne Law Studio has put together a list of some of the essential items that should be included on a commercial lease so you can start your business on the right foot. Legally Required […]

What Does Separation Mean in Marriage and How Long Should It Last?

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In Australia, a marriage separation occurs when you and your partner stop living together in a domestic or marriage-like relationship. Your partner doesn’t necessarily need to agree to the separation, but they do need to know the relationship is over.  Separation occurs in the context of both marriages and de facto relationships. While there are […]

Steps to Start Your Child Custody Journey in Victoria

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Finding the right child custody arrangements can be challenging. But finding a co-parenting solution that is in the best interests of the child or children is essential for their wellbeing. The team at Melbourne Law Studio has put together this short guide to help you on your first steps.  How Custody Works Child custody is […]

What Does a Business Lawyer Do & Do You Need One? VIC

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Legal missteps can create significant issues for any business. A business lawyer can help avoid this as well as assisting in various other ways, from drafting effective contracts to offering tailored advice when legal issues arise. Legal advice helps you to make informed decisions about tax, employment, investments, commercial leases, contracts, shareholders agreements and more. […]

Challenging Binding Financial Agreements in Victoria

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A binding financial agreement is a contract between two people that deals with how property is divided following a relationship break down. These agreements are intended to avoid both parties from having to go to court following a separation. Under certain circumstances, it is possible to challenge a binding financial agreement. Melbourne Law Studio explores […]

Child Custody in Victoria: How Does the Court Decide?

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How custody works depends on a variety of factors, especially if the court makes a parenting order.  Today, you rarely hear the term ‘custody’ in court. Instead, you are more likely to hear about “parenting arrangements” and “child contact”. Below, the lawyers at Melbourne Law Studio look at when and how the court decides on […]