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Specifics of international private law.
What is a Lawyer?

A lawyer is someone who provides legal advice for someone involved in a legal dispute or legal issue. They represent people before a governing body (court) by gathering relevant documents, researching, interviewing witnesses, composing briefs, and negotiating on behalf of their client.

What questions should I ask a lawyer before hiring one?

A few examples might be. What do you specialise in? How many years’ experience do you have? What are my responsibilities as a client? Do you work on a no win, no fee basis?

What is Estate Planning?

When someone passes away then their property must pass to another person or persons

What does my estate include?

In simple terms, your estate is everything that you own. This could be property, insurance policies, trusts or bonds, your share of any joint accounts, personal effects.

What is a felony?

A felony is when someone commits a serious crime which results in a prison sentence or in extreme cases a death penalty. Some examples are murder, rape, extortion and kidnapping

Is there anything I can do to help my case

You must provide as much information as you can so that your Lawyer can help you and provide you with the best defense. Even if you think the information you provide is negative or incriminating it could still help your case.

Will I have to go to court at any time during my divorce?

If the divorce is uncontested and a marital settlement agreement is filed, it may not be necessary for a couple to attend court.

Who receives custody of the children in a divorce?

The parents must decide together on the custody of any minor children. Custody is divided into legal custody (Which parent make important decisions regarding the children's health, education, etc.). and physical custody (with which parent the children will live)

Why do I need a pension?

You need your own pension because the state pension isn’t that generous. A personal pension or pensions will supplement the state pension you receive.

How frequently is it advisable to contribute to a personal pension account?

There are no set rules as to how frequently and to how much you wish to contribute to your personal pension plan. This is entirely up to the individual and their circumstances.

What will happen if I don’t make a Will?

If you don’t make a Will then you will die intestate, which means that your assets will be dealt with by the government and the law will decide who benefits from your estate. This is not ideal as it means that your assets could be given to a person or persons that you might not have chosen had you made a will.

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