YOU BE THE JUDGE, DOES THE LAW PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS?
Ensure you know how to get the best legal deal for your relationship, work and property. (Plus 15% off all legal services when you quotes ‘GTQSBD’!)
Your rights at work It is unlawful to be bullied or harassed because you are gay. As a worker, you have discrimination rights from day 1 of your employment. In fact, your rights also exist during the recruitment process. We have helped many clients challenge discriminatory behaviour at work – these claims usually result in compensation via a settlement agreement (therefore not requiring court attendance).
Managing your affairs If you became incapable of dealing with your property and affairs and making your own decisions, no-one has the automatic right to deal with matters on your behalf - not even your nearest and dearest will be able to pop to the bank or telephone a company
You and your partner Common Law marriage does not exist. If you and your unmarried partner have pooled resources to buy property and built up joint-assets, you are still not treated as being legally married. This can cause problems if the relationship ends and ensuring your assets are fairly split.
Your property If purchasing property with another person, you may be putting in unequal amounts of deposit. You should put a Trust Deed in place to protect your funds in the event that you sell the property in the future or break up with your partner/fall out with your friend or family member.
You and your pet always be who purchased the pet. Ownership would normally rest with the party who had purchase proof.