Our lawyers and consultants also provide assistance in the following law matters:
- Family Law
- Traffic Offences
There is no such thing as an easy divorce, but it can be made easier with the right lawyer on your side. We understand the difficulty our clients are going through, and we believe one of the best things we can offer besides expert advice and strong representation is empathy. At Shaheen Legal, we are committed to providing personalised, attentive representation that achieves the best outcome for you.
Divorce can become more complicated when assets are involved, and you may be concerned about your financial future. Our lawyers have extensive experience in a broad range of financial family matters, including settlements of modest assets all the way to substantial assets, including businesses and property. Whatever the sum involved, you are guaranteed the same dedicated and thorough service focused on ensuring you get your fair share.
Our team of lawyers are specialists in all areas of family law, including:
- Divorce and separation
- De facto relationships
- Property and financial settlements
- Children’s issues
- Child support agreements
We focus on settling disputes in the most amicable, efficient and affordable way, so we encourage our clients to explore all available options before proceeding to court.
Conveyancing is the area of property law that deals with the transfer of real estate between sellers and buyers.
Although it seems quite straightforward, property law can be quite complex and conveyancing has to consider issues such as contract terms and conditions, mortgages, covenants, easements, caveats, the type of property title, the type of tenancy, local council regulations and zoning to name just a few.
What are the steps in the conveyancing process?
- Generally, the process begins with the drawing up of a Contract for Sale. The Contract will include things such as the street address and legal property title details:
- the length of time between signing and completion of the contract
- what’s included or specifically excluded from the sale
- special conditions specific to this particular property
2. The purchaser needs to get legal advice, review the contract, arrange inspections and start making loan arrangements before anything is signed
3. The contract is signed by both parties, and may be immediately binding, depending on the circumstances of the sale. You may however, have a cooling off period available, or be able to withdraw from the contract under certain conditions, so it’s important that you know the exact terms and conditions written into the contract
4. There is a set length of time between the contract becoming binding and the contract being settled or completed. In this time the purchaser of the property has a lot to do including conducting various checks on the property, paying stamp duty, organising insurance and getting any loan arrangements in order, and the seller of the property should be making arrangements with their bank to have any mortgage discharged as well as making plans to move.
5. Before settlement, adjustments to the purchase price are agreed upon between the parties to cover council and water rates as well as other costs which may be allowed for in the contract.
6. On the day of settlement everything has to be in place. The purchaser or the incoming mortgagee has to show up with the funds, and the seller or outgoing mortgagee has to turn up with the property title and the document/s needed to release the mortgage. Everything is handed over including the keys and the property is considered settled.
7. After settlement the new owner needs to be registered as the owner on the title, and various government bodies need to be informed of the change in ownership.
As buying property is one of the biggest financial decisions you will make it’s important that you get expert advice. Legal expertise and diligence is well worth the cost.
At Shaheen Legal, our traffic and DUI lawyers have been fighting on behalf of people charged with traffic offences under the Road Safety Act, Transport Act and other driving and traffic laws. Whether you’ve been caught drink driving, driving on a suspended or disqualified licence, or been charged with careless or dangerous driving we can help. If you need a work licence or hardship licence our expert driving lawyers will help give you the best chance.
Our Traffic and DUI Lawyers can advise you in regard to charges such as:
- Drink driving offences (DUI): novice range drink driving offences, special range drink driving offences, low range PCA, mid range PCA, high range PCA, drink driving penalties.
- Careless driving
- Hoon offences
- Dangerous driving: dangerous driving occasioning death, dangerous driving occasioning serious bodily harm, aggravated dangerous driving occasioning serious bodily harm
- Drug driving or reckless driving
We can also help with:
- Interlock driving program for habitual drink driving offenders
- Licence loss: licence disqualification, licence appeals, work licences, driving while disqualified, license suspensions for unpaid fines, restricted licences,
- Speeding fines, traffic camera offences, traffic violations, getting out of a speeding ticket
- Trucks and heavy vehicles
We understand how important your licence is to your job, your family and your freedom. Our driving lawyers will investigate your case, help prepare you for your Court appearance and argue strongly on your behalf. We know driving and traffic law in and out and know how to get the best result possible for you.