Thursday, 20 November 2014

Solicitors Can Help with Maintenance Payments

When a marriage ends, one of the issues that may arise is the maintenance payments one party has to pay to the spouse who may not have an income. Obviously, these payments can be a financial burden to the provider, so their end is always a welcome event.

There are several things you have to know about maintenance payments. First, it is granted by the more financially stable party to the one with the lower (or no) income. Furthermore, there has to be a good reason why these have to be paid out; for example, the ex-spouse is only about to retrain or reenter the workforce, and needs the maintenance payments during the process.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Aussies May Get a Free Pass on their UK Visas Soon

A recent proposal by London Mayor Boris Johnson can give the chance for Australians to come to the UK without needing visas. This was done partly in response to a significant dip of 35% in Australian immigration, from 1999 to 2011. The "bilateral mobility zone" agreement being proposed will be established between the two countries, which will be patterned closely after Australia and New Zealand’s trans-Tasman agreement. Aussies can then travel, work, and live in the UK with little trouble, though they will not be able to access welfare benefits immediately.