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Oct 24, 2016

Legality of Holographic and International Wills

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What should you do if you do not have the opportunity or means to execute a will in the prescribed format?

Or you find yourself in a foreign country where you do not speak the language and cannot consult with an attorney, but you want to make your last will and testament?

We review last will and testament laws with regard to the following:

  • What is a holographic will and how must it be executed?
  • Where and when is it legal to have a holographic will?
  • Can I have an International will?

Continue reading "Legality of Holographic and International Wills"

Oct 21, 2016

So You Want to Build Your Brand?

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And you would like to do it properly right from the start!

A very important element of your marketing efforts would be your Trademark.

You need to consider the following:

  • How to choose your trademark (TM)
  • Would you be allowed to register that mark?
  • How can you protect your rights?etc.

We'll show you a step-by-step approach to ensure you tick all the right boxes.

Continue reading "So You Want to Build Your Brand?"

Oct 19, 2016

Executor in a Will

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How should you choose the executor in your will?

What happens if you do not name an executor?

And what happens if an appointed person cannot or does not want to serve as executor?

Take a look at this article where we show you how you can make the best decision for your estate.

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Oct 17, 2016

Contesting a Will!

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Time is of the essence when you want to bring a claim against an estate or challenge the validity of a will!

  • Who has the legal right to contest or challenge a will?
  • On what grounds can a will be contested?
  • What are the costs involved?
  • It it a good idea to add a no-contest clause to your last will and testament?

We review these and other important issues regarding family wills.

Continue reading "Contesting a Will!"

Oct 13, 2016

Selling Your Car Privately?

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It's quite straightforward to have a bill of sale that spells out the terms and conditions of your agreement.

We've made it even easier for you, and provide two printable legal forms for either:

  • Once-off payment for the full selling price. We also make provision for a holding deposit should you need that.
  • Installment sale where regular payments must be made until the vehicle is fully paid.

Get your free legal forms here:

Continue reading "Selling Your Car Privately?"

Oct 11, 2016

Which Power of Attorney Form will Serve Your Needs Best?

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You don't need the broad permission typically found in a general power of attorney if you only wish your agent for example, to sell a vehicle on your behalf.

It's very easy to stipulate exactly what, how and for how long you would like your appointed agent to perform any functions for you.

Start off by going through our general guidelines and then choose from our variety of free power of attorney forms to download the specific document that is most suitable for your requirements.

Continue reading "Which Power of Attorney Form will Serve Your Needs Best?"

Oct 07, 2016

Finder's Fee or Commission Agreement

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Entering into a Referral Agreement can be beneficial to both Company and Agent.

The Agent need not carry inventory and can work for a variety of companies (provided there's no conflict of interest) and the Company can effectively increase its sales force whilst paying for results only.

It is vitally important to have a referral agreement that clearly outlines the relationship of the parties, referral fees, confidentiality etc.

Get a free legal form here:

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Oct 06, 2016

Free Affidavit Forms

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There are many occasions where you may be required to submit an affidavit to attest to facts represented.

For example, you may need to certify residence for a local school, certify that a document was lost etc.

Affidavit forms generally follow a standard format so it's quite easy to use one of our printable affidavits to create your own document.

Continue reading "Free Affidavit Forms"

Oct 06, 2016

Promissory Note Release Form

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There are a couple of documents that you as borrower must insist upon receiving.

  • Firstly, you need a receipt for every payment made, especially if made in cash.
  • Once the loan has been paid in full, you should also insist on a written Release.
  • And if a loan was guaranteed under a guarantor agreement, you should also insist on having a release of guarantee.

If your note holder does not supply a release, get your free copy from us and have it signed by the lender.

Continue reading "Promissory Note Release Form"

Oct 05, 2016

Important Facts About Your Last Will and Testament...

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When you draft or review your document or you've been appointed as executor in the will of someone who passed away, you may want to consider the following:

  • What can make a will invalid?
  • When can a person be disqualified from inheriting?
  • Can another person sign a will on behalf of the will maker?
  • What is a Testamentary Trust?

Continue reading "Important Facts About Your Last Will and Testament..."

Oct 03, 2016

Buying or Selling a Boat Privately?

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It's very simple to spell out the terms and conditions of your transaction.

Take a look at the two free templates we've compiled:

  • Where a single payment will conclude the transaction. We've also added an optional clause if a holding deposit will be paid initially.
  • Where multiple payments will be made.

Review the guidelines and download or print your sample document.

Continue reading "Buying or Selling a Boat Privately?"

Sep 30, 2016

How to Manage Your Renovations or Constructions


If you're planning to do alterations or a new building project, then cast your eye over our checklist to see whether you've covered:

  • Warranty on materials and workmanship
  • Insurance by both parties
  • Progress payments and the issuing of lien waivers and releases
  • The scope of the work
    ...and so much more.

We also provide a variety of free printable contracts and forms for every step or your project.

Continue reading "How to Manage Your Renovations or Constructions"

Sep 28, 2016

Time to Become a Landlord?

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There's quite a bit of buzz in various media about an upswing in investment property opportunities.

We have always maintained that there's never a bad time to invest.

The bigger question is WHERE to invest.

Take a look at our tips and free legal forms for landlords to assist you with managing your tenants and rental portfolio.

Continue reading "Time to Become a Landlord?"

Sep 26, 2016

Can You Disinherit a Child or Spouse?

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In some jurisdictions you have testamentary freedom and can dispose of your assets as you wish.

However, some courts recognize parents to have a legal or moral obligation to make provision for their children in family wills.

There are some steps you may need to take, to ensure your wishes expressed in your will hold true.

Continue reading "Can You Disinherit a Child or Spouse?"

Sep 23, 2016

Letter of Appointment Protocol

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A letter of appointment is an opportunity to spell out the remuneration details of a position as may have been discussed during an interview.

Perhaps more importantly to the prospective employee, it serves as confirmation of the new position in order to tender his/her resignation at a current place of work.

Unfortunately it does happen that employers go back on their word!

Employees should therefor insist on having written employment offers and letters of appointment.

Continue reading "Letter of Appointment Protocol"

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