Blogs written by Lighthouse

Signing Surety – The Sting’s in the Tail

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11 October 2018

In the beginning…You are totally relaxed. What’s the harm? It’s just bank red tape...

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Attacking a Trust (and defending it)

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25 September 2018

It’s an all-too-common scenario. When you try to recover your money from a debtor, you find that all his/her assets (including the luxury home, holiday house and ocean-going yacht) are held by a family or business trust.

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Precedent Setting Judgment for Muslim Marriages

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12 September 2018

This judgment acknowledges the hardships women in Muslim marriages face, including inadequate legal protection and no automatic access to the courts to protect their rights.

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Living Will: What are they and do you need one?

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29 August 2018

A Living Will is your personal “advance health care directive”, executed by you before you lose the ability to do so, in which you tell doctors, hospitals and your loved ones what end-of-life medical treatment you do and do not consent to.

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Property and Trust - Be Careful

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16 August 2018

For most of us, business dealings with trusts are most likely to happen when selling a property to, or buying a property from, a trust. But no matter why or how it happens, have your lawyer check that whoever signs for the trust is fully authorised to do so.

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7 Myths About Making a Will...

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26 July 2018

I’m too young to need a will” Of course, the older you get, the greater your chance of dying from illness or disease. But conversely, the younger you are the higher your risk of sudden violent death.

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Will your ANC Protect Assets on Divorce

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17 July 2018

A Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) decision below illustrates how essential it is, before getting married, to have your lawyer structure your antenuptial contract (ANC) correctly, and with as much detail as is needed for certainty.

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Beware, nothing lasts forever (not even powers of attorney from your aging parents)

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09 July 2018

If your aging parents have asked you for help with making decisions as to their personal welfare, financial affairs, medical treatment etc, asking them to sign a power of attorney in your favour may be the answer.

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Your Car - Washed, Waxed & stolen. Can you sue?

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03 July 2018

You leave your precious car for a wax and polish at a car wash, and a thief steals it. Can you sue the car wash for the value of your car?

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Do you read online T & C's? You should and Here's why

Category: Company & Commercial | By Lighthouse

26 June 2018

We live in an age of online commerce. We buy and sell pretty much anything you can think of on the Internet, whilst contracting online for everything from an Uber ride to a plumber’s call out has become second nature.

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Trustees: Your Risk of Personal Liability in Property Sales

Category: Trusts | By Lighthouse

19 June 2018

Firstly, a warning to anyone selling or buying property to/from a trust - have your lawyer check upfront that you are adequately protected by the terms of the sale agreement.

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Write your will today! Four good reasons to do it now

Category: Wills | By Lighthouse

14 June 2018

Whether you are young or old, healthy or ailing, wealthy or not-so-wealthy, married or single – you must have a will.

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