A prenuptial agreement, also known as a prenup, is a contract between two partners. The contract stipulates how the assets and liabilities will be divided in case a union or a relationship comes to an end in the future. Unlike other normal contracts, this agreement is purely based on the Family Law Act 1975 (cth).
A couple can also enter into a financial contract before or during a marriage, prior to or during a de facto union, after a divorce or after a relationship ends.
If you have been accused of a criminal offence, you will be called before a judge and asked to enter a plea. If you plead not guilty to the charges which the state has brought against you, you will then face a trial in which your criminal defence lawyer and the state prosecution will present evidence which supports their positions. A jury of your peers will listen to this evidence and will then be directed by the judge to reach a verdict.
As a small business owner, it is likely you are facing a range of cost, and so the last thing you will want to do is to add to your outgoings by hiring a commercial lawyer. However, while there are plenty of tasks you can complete yourself, there are some things that are better left to a legal professional. Below is a guide to the tasks you should attempt yourself alongside details of jobs you should leave to a lawyer who specialises in commercial law.