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Dec 06, 2019

Your Last Will and Testament

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It may be confusing when looking at a standard template to decide exactly how to adapt it for your specific circumstances.

With that in mind, we've created a number of free legal will forms to cater for:

  • Married people with minor children OR adult children OR both or with no children;
  • Single people with adult children or no children;

    Etc.

Our templates also make provision for bequests to charitable organizations and non-family members as well as any special requests you may have regarding your remains.

Continue reading "Your Last Will and Testament"

Dec 05, 2019

Vacation Time! Get the Right Documents in Order

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Will your child be away from you, spending time or traveling with friends?

Having a Temporary Guardianship form in place can give you peace of mind!

You can authorize a trusted friend to give Medical Consent in an emergency when it may be difficult to get hold of you.

And it may be a legal requirement to issue a Consent to Travel should your child be crossing international borders.

Continue reading "Vacation Time! Get the Right Documents in Order"

Dec 04, 2019

The Importance of Employment Contracts

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Having the right contracts in place in the workplace not only defines and protects the rights of the employer and employee, it can also protect the rights and assets of the company.

Clauses that cover non-disclosure, copyright, patent rights, restraint of trade etc. need to be in place where necessary.

Supporting documents such as employee evaluations and warning letters which show correct procedure before dismissal, are invaluable in case of disputes.

The above free employment forms are available here:

Continue reading "The Importance of Employment Contracts"

Dec 02, 2019

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"

Nov 29, 2019

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:

Continue reading "Motorcycle Bill of Sale"

Nov 27, 2019

What is a Testamentary Trust?

last will

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,
    etc.

Continue reading "What is a Testamentary Trust?"

Nov 25, 2019

Do You Have an Updated Will in Place?

last will and testament with spectacles

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?"

Nov 22, 2019

Free Affidavit Forms and Templates

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There are so many instances where we have need of 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"

Nov 20, 2019

Lease Renewal Made Easy

rental documents and keys

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"

Nov 18, 2019

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?"

Nov 15, 2019

Who Owns the Right to Intellectual Property in the Workplace?

brain with cable

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?"

Nov 13, 2019

Rent Guarantee - Additional Protection for Landlords

coin and gold nuggets

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
    etc.

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"

Nov 11, 2019

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
    etc.

Continue reading "Free Contract Templates for Independent Contractors"

Nov 08, 2019

Where Should You Store Your Will?

safe dial

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 your to consider...

Continue reading "Where Should You Store Your Will?"

Nov 06, 2019

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"

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