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The Reason Why Conveyancers Are Cheaper Than Property Lawyers

The Reason Why Conveyancers Are Cheaper Than Property Lawyers

Generally, property conveyancers are cheaper than property lawyers or solicitors. This is because a conveyancer is usually not qualified to provide any other form of advice, other than those to do with conveyancing. Solicitors, on the other hand, have a more broad range of knowledge and can offer advice in other areas of law, which may be related to conveyancing. For example, if you are selling a property which forms part of an estate, then the solicitor can offer advice on the conveyancing as well as the estate. Solicitors will also be able to recognize non-legal issues such as tax implications and refer you to an accountant if necessary.

Whether you use the services of a conveyancer or solicitor for your conveyancing depends on your financial situation and your personal preference.

Generally, if a property being purchased is a first home and the purchaser is low on funds, then they usually would use a conveyancer. If the property being purchased is an ‘upgrade’ and of high value, then generally a solicitor is used as there is more risk associated with the purchase.

In many instances, a solicitor will be used because the solicitor holds the original certificate of title and many find it much easier to use this solicitor rather than transferring the title to a conveyancer. Solicitors usually have steel safes which hold a large amount of important documents such as certificates of title. Conveyancers generally do not have such safes as they generally do not hold important documents on their client’s behalf and so many clients prefer to stay with the solicitor who holds their title rather than risk transferring the title to an environment which may not offer the same security.

At the end of the day, the choice between a conveyancer or solicitor depends on the individuals concerned and their circumstances and the nature of the convayncing transaction. Just because all of your friends have used conveyancers (or solicitors) does not mean that you should also use conveyancers (or solicitors). If you feel comfortable with a conveyancer, are on a tight budget and don’t expect personalised service, then conveyancers are for you. If you want more one-on-one attention and the transaction is expected to be a difficult one, then a solicitor should be used.


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How Tampa Divorce Lawyers Help When Dividing Property

How Tampa Divorce Lawyers Help When Dividing Property

When you get divorced from your spouse, you do more than simply end a romantic relationship. A marriage is a legal partnership, in many ways similar to one you would form with a business partner. You and your spouse most likely combined your money, to at least some extent, during the course of your marriage. You probably bought a house or a car or other assets together. You may have helped to support your spouse or some of your salary might have gone towards your spouse’s retirement savings. You may have even supported your spouse when he or she was earning a degree or building a business. All of these financial connections need to be untangled when you dissolve your marriage, and Tampa divorce lawyers can help with the process.

How Tampa Divorce Lawyers Help

There are two different ways to divide up marital property when you end your marriage: you can do it yourself or you can have a judge do it for you. Dividing up property yourself is almost always the best way to get a divorce for several reasons.

First, doing it yourself is much faster than having to go to court and make arguments about who should get what. When you divide up property and agree on divorce issues in a divorce settlement, you can seek an uncontested divorce and save yourself the pain and hassle of a court hearing. Because it is faster and easier to do it yourself, it is also less expensive.
Second, you are in a better position than a judge to know what property is important to you, who bought what, or who is really entitled to what. As such, you can come up with a way to divide your property that actually makes you and your spouse both happy, or at least as happy as you can be given the circumstances.

Unfortunately, while both you and your spouse may know that it is better to divide up property on your own, the actual practice of coming to an agreement may be very challenging. This is where Tampa divorce lawyers come in.

Tampa divorce lawyers have extensive experience negotiating property settlements during divorce, and they can use that experience and their expert negotiating skills to increase the chances of you and your spouse agreeing on the property division. Your attorney also isn’t emotionally invested in the property or angry at your spouse, so he or she can give you objective advice as you try to work out a deal.

Your Tampa divorce lawyer also understands the rules that a judge would apply if the judge had to divide up property. Florida is an equitable distribution state, rather than a community property state, which makes things a bit more confusing. In a community property state, all marital assets are split 50-50. In an equitable distribution state, on the other hand, they are split up in a way that is viewed as fair. Fair doesn’t always mean “equal,” but instead depends on each party’s contribution to the marriage in both financial and non-financial ways. A lawyer can help you to understand what you might reasonably end up getting in court, so you can go into a settlement knowing what you ought to get. This makes you more realistic and also increases the chances that you and your spouse will agree.

With the help of Tampa divorce lawyers, you have the best possible chance of an uncontested divorce, and the best possible chance of getting out of the marriage with your financial future intact.

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