Model Law: A Blog About Legal Issues

Model Law: A Blog About Legal Issues

  • What Role Does a Lawyer Play in Deceased Estates?

    Once someone passes on, their assets and property become their estate. Often, the deceased person leaves instructions—a will—which outlines what should happen to their estate once they die. Those who get the deceased assets and property are beneficiaries, and the assets and properties are known as an inheritance, a bequest or a legacy. A will names an executor, who is assigned to administer the estate to the beneficiaries. Estate administration involves functions such as:

  • Gazumping: What It Is And How You Can Avoid It When Buying A House

    The journey involved in moving to a new house is not easy. It all starts with financing for the house, which is something that can take years. Then there comes a time when you have to meet the agent or seller of the house to agree on pricing issues. Some sellers stay true to their word about the price but others do not. If a seller hikes the price, then it becomes a little bit harder to buy the house with the money you had budgeted for.

  • How to prove a workers compensation claim

    When you are injured in your line of work and you file a workers compensation claim, it's your responsibility to demonstrate that you actually deserve to receive the settlement from your employer. That is akin in principal to the liability of proof applied to petitioners in civil lawsuits. Basically, you are asking for something and the jury or judge says that you have to prove that you deserve whatever you're requesting for.

  • Tenancy Contracts: 6 Reasons Why You Should Let A Property Lawyer Look At That Contract Before Signing

    In most rental contracts, the landlord is the only party that seeks legal counsel. However, this does not have to be the case always. You as the tenant should also seek to have a lawyer go through the contract first. This is the only way to ensure that your interests have been considered as well. If everything checks out, then you may proceed to sign. Below, read about 6 major concerns that underline why this is so important.

  • Conveyance Mistakes to Avoid When You Aren't the Sole Owner of a Property

    Are you planning to buy a home with a spouse or a friend? Here are some crucial conveyance mistakes that you should avoid making. Putting Only One Name on the Deed Some people may think that there is no problem if only one of the parties to a home purchase appears on the title deed of that home. This is especially true for very close friends who may not imagine that anything can go wrong between them.

About Me

Model Law: A Blog About Legal Issues

Hello. I'm Mark and I am the manager of a successful modelling agency. It is my job to ensure that our models are well cared for and generate positive publicity for the agency. Sometimes that can be quite challenging and I spend a lot of time liaising with our legal team. From clients who refuse to honour contracts to models who are facing charges themselves, I am constantly dealing with legal issues. Over the years, I have become quite familiar with a range of laws and legal processes. My friends and family consider me to be a veritable fount of information when they have legal questions. I have decided to compose this blog in order to address the issues I most commonly deal with. Please browse at your leisure.