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Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you do not know what to do, you are not alone.  Many people are unsure exactly how to proceed in claiming compensation for injuries and disabilities caused by motor vehicle accidents.  The procedures and steps...

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Leasing Premises for your Business

More often than not, business will lease premises to occupy from a landlord.  In South Australia, the leasing of business premises is covered under the Retail and Commercial Leases Act 1995 (SA) (‘the Act).  There are similarities...

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Contesting Wills – Invalidity

This article explains how a Will may be contested by arguing that it is invalid.  The main basis for arguing invalidity is that the Will as presented to the probate registry was not the Will the deceased intended to be their last Will and...

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Thinking of Buying your own Business?

Starting your own business comes with many pitfalls.  It is difficult, expensive, and risky.  If you would like to avoid the risks associated with starting a business, buying an existing business might be the solution for you.  Done properly, buying a...

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Family Mediation and Dispute Resolution

Mediation and dispute resolution in general refer to the processes or services that assist parties in dispute resolve their dispute without needing to go to court.  In the context of family law, dispute resolution is aimed at resolving the dispute...

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What are Advanced Care Directives?

An advanced care directive empowers your loved ones to make decisions for you in the event you can no longer do so yourself.  Such events may arise if you are:  involved in a serious accident and are unconscious or in a coma;  suffer...

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Duties of an Executor

The executor is a person who has been appointed by a deceased’s Will to carry out the terms of the Will.  It is the executor’s duty to collect all the assets of the deceased, pay off all their debts, and distribute the remainder of the...

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Duties of an Attorney

The power of attorney empowers an attorney to act on behalf of their principal in matters relating to the principal’s financial matters.  Those who act in their capacity as attorney should know that they are subject to stringent duties as an...

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What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing refers to the process of transferring legal ownership in property.  When you buy or sell property, signing the contract does not actually result in legal ownership being transferred.  The contract only reflects the intention of both parties to transact to...

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Someone owes me money. How do I recover it?

It could be that someone owes you rent for leasing your property. Maybe someone owes you money for goods and services you provided to them. In any case, recovering debts owed to you is a process that must be managed carefully to stay onside with the law and maintain...

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