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Oct 18, 2021

Work Made for Hire

Employers, employees and freelancers all need to understand their rights when it comes to "work-for-hire".

worker multi-tasking

We address some of the important issues such as:

  • Who owns the Copyright?
  • What are Moral Rights and can they be waived?
  • WHEN do you need a Work for Hire Agreement?

    ...and more.

Continue reading "Work Made for Hire"

Oct 15, 2021

Motorcycle Bill of Sale

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You may need a written bill of sale if you want to transfer ownership or title.

The forms supplied by your DMV are geared to record the financial details for tax purposes and do not necessarily record the terms and conditions between buyer and seller.

Our free bill of sale template is aimed to protect both buyer and seller and record details such as warranty, "as-is" disclaimer, transfer of risk etc.

Get your free legal form here:

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Oct 13, 2021

What is a Testamentary Trust?

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Creating a testamentary trust can be an ideal solution in a number of instances:

  • Where the beneficiary is a minor who cannot as yet control the inheritance;
  • Where a beneficiary may be a drug addict and the testator wishes to place control of the assets with a trustee;
  • Where a testator wishes to create a charitable trust,

Continue reading "What is a Testamentary Trust?"

Oct 11, 2021

Do You Have an Updated Will in Place?

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It’s a New Year! The perfect time to make sure our affairs are in order.

Making a will is one of those tasks that you should not leave for "tomorrow". Especially when your circumstances change e.g.:

  • Getting married (or divorced)
  • Welcoming a new member to your family
  • Acquiring new assets and selling of others

Take a look at our selection of free Last Will and Testament templates to assist you with streamlining your thoughts and compiling your document.

Continue reading "Do You Have an Updated Will in Place?"

Oct 08, 2021

Free Affidavit Forms and Templates

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There are so many instances where we may need an affidavit to give statements under oath or attest to facts under penalty of perjury.

Affidavits generally follow a standard format in most countries so it is actually quite simple to show you how to write an affidavit.

We also provide a variety of commonly used free affidavit forms which you can download and edit to suit:

  • Affidavit of Loss
  • Affidavit of Domicile or Residence.

Continue reading "Free Affidavit Forms and Templates"

Oct 06, 2021

Lease Renewal Made Easy

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Executing lengthy documents is nobody's favorite pastime. Especially when it's not necessary!

The only aspects that may change when renewing a lease could be an increased rental and perhaps the period of the lease.

Even so, it is easy to make provision for any amendments such as allowance of pets, addition of parking space etc. Thereafter the terms and conditions of the original agreement would remain in force.

Grab your free template (and other landlord forms) here:

Continue reading "Lease Renewal Made Easy"

Oct 04, 2021

How Do You Revoke a Power of Attorney?

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A power of Attorney will automatically expire:

  • Upon the date stated in the document
  • When the person who made the POA dies
  • When the person who made the POA becomes mentally incompetent UNLESS it is a durable / lasting power of attorney.

You do not need to wait for any of the above to happen and do not need to give a reason to revoke the Power of Attorney.

Use our free Revocation Template supplied here:

Continue reading "How Do You Revoke a Power of Attorney?"

Oct 01, 2021

Who Owns the Right to Intellectual Property in the Workplace?

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The employer may argue that he/she automatically owns the right to creations or inventions under the "work-for-hire" doctrine.

Would that hold true for independent contractors, consultants etc. employed by the company?

It is therefore very important for employers to have a written agreement in place, should a dispute arise.

Make use of our free template here:

Continue reading "Who Owns the Right to Intellectual Property in the Workplace?"

Sep 29, 2021

Rent Guarantee - Additional Protection for Landlords

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A landlord can use various legal forms to ensure payment of rental, utilities and against breach of agreement.

For example:

  • Co-signing of the Agreement
  • Signing with the Guarantor Directly
  • Increased Security Deposit as Rent Guarantee
  • Rent Insurance

We supply free templates of these agreements as well as helpful tips and guidelines for their use.

Continue reading "Rent Guarantee - Additional Protection for Landlords"

Sep 27, 2021

Free Contract Templates for Independent Contractors

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Folks just starting out as an independent contractor or running a home business, should try as far as possible to formalize their work agreements with their clients.

We have a variety of printable templates for:

  • Photographers
  • Tutors
  • Dog walking or pet sitting
  • Lawn care

Continue reading "Free Contract Templates for Independent Contractors"

Sep 24, 2021

Where Should You Store Your Will?

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An important consideration is obviously to store it safely!

However, perhaps more importantly, is for your nominated executor to get hold of it as soon as possible after your death.

So keeping it in a bank safe deposit box may not provide the speediest access to your document, since your executor may have to obtain a court order to get the bank to open a box.

We have some alternative options for you to consider...

Continue reading "Where Should You Store Your Will?"

Sep 22, 2021

How to Determine a Fair but Also Best Rental Price

What the market is prepared to pay will most often be the determining factor. However! That is not all there is to it.

rental escalations

Both landlords and tenants would do well to be open to negotiation.

  • Quality tenants are worth their weight in gold and getting the rent every month on (or before) the due date makes better financial sense than charging a few dollars more per month. Rental escalation should keep pace with the market, but rewarding a tenant in good standing and keeping him/her should take preference.
  • Vacancy periods can really hurt a landlord’s pocket. If there's an over-supply of rental properties the landlord should consider reducing the asking price or adding features that will make the property more attractive to prospective tenants.
  • There are certain times of the year that will favor tenants - take a look at how to get a discount on your apartment rent during these times and how to make your application more attractive to landlords.

Continue reading "How to Determine a Fair but Also Best Rental Price"

Sep 20, 2021

Can You Have More Than One Testamentary Trust?

Sure you can! And you can distribute your assets (or only a portion) in any ratio you wish.

testamentary trust shares

And you can appoint a different trustee for the administration of each.

It's all about making provision for your loved ones in the best way possible.

Continue reading "Can You Have More Than One Testamentary Trust?"

Sep 17, 2021

Parental Consent Form Templates

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Because you simply cannot be with your child 24/7, you could find one or more of these parental consent forms helpful.

We'll show you at a glance:

  • WHEN you would need a consent form
  • WHO needs it and whether it's required by law
  • WHY the need for it
  • WHICH form and which supporting documents are required

Thereafter you can make use of our free legal forms to compile your documents.

Continue reading "Parental Consent Form Templates"

Sep 15, 2021

Digital Assets - What Will Happen to Them After Your Death?

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Practical guidelines on how to manage your digital assets after you pass away.

What are the legalities to have someone else access your profile or should you create a digital trust to manage your accounts.

These are all issues you need to consider to help you with some advance planning.

Continue reading "Digital Assets - What Will Happen to Them After Your Death?"

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