What types of legal services fall under the heading of divorce and family law?
The end of any relationship is extremely difficult for everyone involved. Often, anger and hurt override reason when it comes to the legal aspects of the dissolution of a marriage or de facto relationship. Shelly Legal will help you understand your rights and consider your options through every step of the process. Whether you are just initiating the legal separation process or have spent months or years fighting about parental custody or child support payments, we can help.
On the other side of family law are services like creating wills and handling probate for your estate or that of a loved one. You want a legal services company that is experienced in the type of case that you have, and here at Shelly Legal, we are experts in divorce and family law.
What is the difference between civil and criminal law?
Civil cases often involve disagreements between people and/or businesses. They may be disputes around issues like divorce and child custody, unemployment benefits, purchases of used cars, and other day-to-day issues. Criminal cases are those where a person is charged with a crime. They may be violent crimes such as assault or murder or involve unlawful appropriation of valuable property such as robbery or shoplifting. Civil cases often seek financial compensation as a resolution, whereas criminal cases might result in a prison sentence.
What do pro bono and pro se mean?
Pro bono is a term that means work is taken on voluntarily without payment. In law, pro bono services are provided to those in need at no cost or for a reduced fee. Pro se means that a person represents themselves. Many legal services programs provide pro bono or pro se services to help defendants.
What makes Shelly Legal the best choice for legal services in Australia?
At Shelly Legal, we pride ourselves on achieving excellent results for our clients. At the heart of our practice, our core value is that we are responsible for fighting against inequality and seeking justice for our clients and our communities. You can count on us to defend your rights and get the best results for your case — both inside and outside of the courtroom.
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