DIY Versus Professional Conveyancing: Why DIY May Be an Expensive Affair

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Proponents of DIY conveyancing assert that it is a cost-saving mechanism since the buyer does not have to pay a conveyancer. However, as you will learn in the extract below, DIY conveyancing can be an expensive affair that could leave you in legal troubles. Below are the benefits of hiring a professional conveyancer over DIY conveyancing.  Real Estate Advice Your conveyancer will examine the property and advise you on whether you are getting value for your money.

30 December 2019

Why You Need Professional Help to Serve Court Documents

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For a business to run smoothly and profitably, customers need to pay their bills on time. After all, if they don't pay, then the organisation could quickly slip into the red, and the bookkeeper could encounter cash flow issues when trying to pay those monthly invoices. Thankfully, most clients understand this as they face a similar situation themselves and will settle their accounts before the deadline. Some will not, for one reason or another, and the business owner will need to take action when communication breaks down.

30 December 2019

Slip and Fall? How to Determine If a Supermarket Is Liable

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As people go about their lives, they visit a number of different private and public venues and as they do so, they expect to be safe and secure. They'll take the usual and necessary precautions to safeguard themselves, of course, but sometimes they may become a victim of somebody else's incompetence or neglect. In this case, they may slip and fall at that venue and sustain significant injuries, some of which could be life-altering.

27 December 2019

Complex Estate? How to Avoid Issues When Drafting the Will

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If an individual has a complicated estate, then they'll need to ensure that matters are handled carefully upon their death. They will need to draw up a will and testament that addresses each individual part of their estate and gives clear and unambiguous instructions to the executor. However, some people still run into problems when they draft documentation and may misunderstand some of the legal terminology involved. In some cases, they may expect certain assets to flow automatically through to the estate, but this may not necessarily happen.

27 December 2019

Could Your Criminal Offence Qualify for a Section 10 Dismissal?

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Many people go through life without ever having a brush with the law but for some, this may have been inevitable. For example, they may have been through so much trauma in their life recently that they momentarily lost control, and this led to them committing a criminal offence. While there's never a real justification for committing a crime, it may nevertheless be possible for an individual in this situation to come away without a criminal record.

26 December 2019

Are You Sure That Your Will Is Still Relevant and Valid?

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Everyone should think about creating their last will and testament and work out how to settle their estate following their death. After all, it makes everything a lot easier and the details can be cleared up quite easily by a named executor. While most people understand this and take the time to create these documents, they may nevertheless consider this to be a one-time task. This could be problematic, however, and if it's been some time since you created that will, why do need to revisit the document now?

26 December 2019

Is It Essential To Work With A Deceased Estate Attorney?

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One of the most challenging things a family can be forced to deal with is the death of their loved ones. Family members need to grieve, but issues like property inheritance may also arise, especially if the one who passed on was a parent or in charge of the family estate or businesses. For this reason, it's essential to prepare adequately in advance to prevent such issues at a critical time as this.

23 December 2019