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AM I IN A DE FACTO RELATIONSHIP?

A question we frequently get asked by clients is whether or not they are in a de facto relationship.  Unlike a marriage, which has a formal piece of paper that identifies that the parties were married on a particular day, it is rare that there is any formal document...

BUYING AND SELLING COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

Whilst the fundamentals to buying or selling a commercial property are the same, residential and commercial transactions differ in a number of aspects. When selling/purchasing a commercial property there is no requirement that a contract be prepared prior to marketing...

Trade Promotions – What you need to know

Trade promotions can be a great way to promote your products and services. However, before you run a trade promotion, there are several things you should consider. These include: 1. Is the prize you want to award permissible? For example, tobacco products and certain...

WHAT IS A “PRENUP” AND SHOULD I HAVE ONE?

What is a "prenup"? A "prenup" is a colloquial American term referring to an agreement entered into by people who are proposing to marry. The aim is to exclude either of them going to the Family Court if they ever separate, "protecting" by stating how in the "good...

Estate And Non Estate Assets

Understanding the difference between estate and non-estate assets is one of the necessities behind a good estate plan. It is of vital importance to understand which assets may be bequeathed by a will on death. Such assets are "deceased estate assets" to be managed by...