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Aug 15, 2018

Durable Power of Attorney - Have Your Say Even If You Become Incapacitated

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Having this document in place is the only way to direct how your affairs must be handled should you become incapacitated.

It does not mean that you relinquish control of your affairs in the interim! Your decisions must be abided by until such time that you can no longer speak for yourself.

It may be called a durable, continuing, lasting or enduring power of attorney in your jurisdiction.

Review our guidelines and use our free template to assist you in compiling your document.

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Aug 14, 2018

Model Release for Minors

Our free photo release form is specifically tailored to make provision for a parent or legal guardian to enter into an agreement on behalf of a minor.

toddler with camera

If a child’s image will be used for a sensitive issue such as bullying or child abuse, the photographer could stipulate that on the form.

Similarly, if parents wish to exclude any specific use, that could be noted too.

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Aug 13, 2018

Employee Loan Agreement

handing over money

A borrower is normally in control of how and when repayments of a loan will be made.

However, an employer can simply deduct loan repayments from an employee's salary.

An employer should get the correct paperwork in order!

The employee should sign an acknowledgement of the debt AND should grant permission for deductions to be made by the employer.

Our free template is specifically tailored with the above in mind.

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Aug 10, 2018

Pet Sitting Contract

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As homeowner you need peace of mind that you beloved pets and home will be well cared for whilst you are away on holiday.

As an independent contractor offering this service, you need to have an agreement in place that will clearly spell out the terms and conditions to both parties.

Make use of our free sample contract and pet and owner information sheets.

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Aug 08, 2018

Referral Agreement - How to Clearly Define the Terms

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Entering into a referral agreement can be financially beneficial to a Company and the Agents promoting its products.

The Company can increase its presence in the market without incurring additional overheads and an Agent can earn money without having to carry inventory.

The key to a mutually beneficial relationship is in a fair value exchange and for both parties to understand exactly what the expectations and rewards are - and to have that in writing.

Review our sample legal document to assist you with compiling your agreement.

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Aug 06, 2018

Dog Walking Contract

dog walker with six dogs

Our comprehensive free agreement includes:

  • A Veterinary Release Form
  • Pet Owner Information Sheet
  • Pet Information Sheet

If house sitting will be part of your service, you can incorporate relevant clauses from that template in your document.

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Aug 03, 2018

Real Estate Contract Forms

apartment for rent sign

We regularly see comments from both Landlords and Tenants about disputes arising and which course of action to follow.

The first question will always be: What is stipulated and agreed to in the Lease Agreement?

Quite often though, the answer is that they do not have a written agreement.

Landlord tenant law should not be a daunting subject for either party and both parties need to understand their rights and obligations.

We've compiled a variety of free landlord forms to use as templates. We also provide legal guidelines and links to your specific government pages where you can get even more information.

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Aug 02, 2018

Wedding Photography Checklist

Having a checklist on hand during this important assignment can make things so much easier for the wedding photographer.

wedding photos

It can serve as a handy reminder of specific requests and a copy should be given to the photography coordinator so he/she will know what to look out for on the day.

The checklist is referenced in our free wedding photography contract and forms part of the complete agreement.

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Aug 01, 2018

Parental Medical Consent

little boy with stethoscope

This is such a simple document to execute but it can have such a huge impact in a medical emergency when the parents cannot be reached quickly.

If your child will be spending time away from you, you can give a Medical Consent form to a trusted adult who will be with your child.

It will also be immensely useful to your childminder to have all the child's medical information at hand and could be vital to attending personnel in an emergency.

Use our free template to compile your form.

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Jul 30, 2018

Wedding Photography Contracts

wedding photography

Photographers are most welcome to use our free legal form and adapt it to suit their requirements.

Prospective bridal couples should also take a look to see what is typically included in such an agreement!

We make provision for eventualities such as:

  • Retainer / Reservation deposit
  • Cancellation by either party
  • Ownership of copyright


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Jul 27, 2018

Automobile Bill of Sale

car keys on keyring

It may be a legal requirement of your local DMV to have a Bill of Sale when transferring ownership of a vehicle and many of the official sites publish a template.

Their main aim is to record the price paid for a specific vehicle upon which duties and or taxes will be levied.

However! They do not necessarily spell out the terms and conditions of the transaction to which buyer and seller agree.

Take a look at our free sample documents where you can achieve both:

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Jul 26, 2018

Is a Model Release Always Necessary?

Photographers don’t need a model release of anyone taken in a public space unless:

photo of model on street billboard
  • You intend publishing the image and the person can be recognised. There are some exceptions! You don’t need a model release for use in a relevant news article or editorial or for artistic purposes.
  • The image will be used for advertising purposes or in any way that can seem as if the model is endorsing a product or service or organization (even non-profit).

We have a number of free sample model release forms for your use.

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Jul 25, 2018

What is Small Claims Court?

scales, gavel and hour glass

Simply put, it is a less formal court setting where a claimant can present his/her case without having to hire an attorney.

Most often the case will be presented to a judge only, whose decision is final. There are some jurisdictions where you may request a jury trial and may appeal a decision.

The main difference to higher courts is the limit to any one claim and this differs vastly from one jurisdiction to the next.

We provide an overview of these claim limits with links to the official sites.

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Jul 23, 2018


lightbulb moment

These are the steps you need to follow to patent your invention:

  • Develop your idea
  • Do a patent search
  • File a patent application - provisional and/or complete
  • Wait for the patent prosecution i.e. examination by the Patent Office

Going through our pages on patenting will give you a very good idea of the process and what is involved. This can help you decide how much you can do yourself and if and when you need to call in a specialized patent attorney.

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Jul 20, 2018

5 Safety Tips for Your Power of Attorney Form

male dummy in suit

  • There is no need to issue a General Power of Attorney if you only want your agent to attend to the sale of a property whilst you are overseas. In other words, use a Limited Power of Attorney wherever you can.
  • You should also specify an expiry date upon which the POA automatically becomes null and void and no revocation is necessary. If you are satisfied with the way your agent conducted your affairs, you can always issue another document.
  • Carefully consider which person you can trust to always act with your best interests in mind. You can appoint more than one person and can direct how decisions must be made, i.e. jointly, jointly and severally or a combination thereof.
  • Once you have no more need for your agent to act on your behalf or do not trust such a person anymore, put it in writing in a Revocation and issue a copy to any third party whom you or your agent have business with.
  • Consider executing a Durable Power of Attorney to cater for an event which may leave you incapacitated and unable to speak for yourself.

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