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Top 5 Legal Mistakes to Avoid When Marketing
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesSo, you’re a small business owner and you want to increase your inbound leads? You turn to website development, social media, digital marketing or print or radio ads. That’s fantastic and really exciting. But there are legal pitfalls you could fall into and we’d like to help you avoid them so you can get on […]

7 Tips To Get Your Business Idea Off The Ground
Business,Business Advice,Employment Law,Intellectual Property,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt is such an exciting experience to start your own business. It is a huge step and there is so much involved. It is common to be completely focused on implementing your ideas to start making money. But there are also legal matters to consider. Here are our top tips to help you on your […]

Risks To Copying Legal Documents From The Internet
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesSmall business can be tough. To set up your business correctly can be expensive, particularly if you’re legally trying to do everything by the book. We get it. As a business owner you’ll probably need to have a range of legal documents drafted for your business such as: – Shareholder Agreement or Partnership Agreement – […]

Commercial Leases in Victoria. What Tenants Need To Know
Business,Business Advice,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesRetail commercial leasing can be a complex area. Here is Legally Yours’ guide to help you understand the key factors that may affect you and your business when you sign a retail lease. What is a Retail Lease? A retail lease is a type of commercial lease that relates to retail premises. Retail leases in […]

What is a Buy or Sell Agreement?
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 3 minutesA Buy/Sell Agreement (often called a Business Succession Agreement or Buyout Agreement) is a contract that allows for the future payout or sale of your business interests to your business partner(s) upon the occurrence of a trigger event. Typical trigger events include the death or disablement of one of the business partners. Buy/Sell Agreements are […]

Understanding Binding Financial Agreements & Prenups
Divorce and Child Custody,Family Law,Personal

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is a Binding Financial Agreement? A Binding Financial Agreement is legal agreement used by married or de facto couples to determine how their property and financial resources shall be divided in the event of a separation or divorce. Binding Financial Agreements (sometimes referred to as ‘pre-nups’ or ‘pre-nuptial agreements) can be entered into at […]

Confidentiality Agreements. Why Are They So Important?
Business,Business Advice,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesEvery week we have clients ask us about Confidentiality Agreements. We’re often asked whether they are needed and what they should contain. So we’ve decided to write a blog on this very topic to give you an insight into Confidentiality Agreements and why they’re so useful. What is a Confidentiality Agreement? A Confidentiality Agreement (also […]

Moving Roles. Can I Take My Clients With Me?
Business,Business Advice,Employment Law,Intellectual Property,Legal Contracts,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesOur employment lawyers are often asked whether or not it’s possible to take clients with you when starting up a new business or moving roles. We understand the appeal. It’s natural to want to leverage and build on your existing relationships. It’s even quite normal for your clients to want to move with you. However, […]

Refunds. When Am I Required To Refund A Customer?
Business,Business Advice,Startups

Reading Time: 2 minutesDo I Need A Refund Policy? It is recommended that businesses are transparent about when a customer is entitled to a refund or return. There are several ways in which you can communicate a refund policy, including on your website, on display in your store, or in terms and conditions. Consumer Rights Certain consumer rights […]

Divorce: When and How Can I Get Divorced?
Divorce and Child Custody,Family Law,Personal

Reading Time: 3 minutesWhen can I apply for a divorce? Divorce is the official ending of a marriage. Broadly speaking, in Australia you can apply for a divorce when there has been an ‘irretrievable breakdown’ of the marriage. Irretrievable breakdown is demonstrated by the fact the two parties to the marriage have been separated for 12 months or […]

Probate and Letters of Administration. What’s the Difference?
Personal,Wills, Probates and Trusts

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat is Probate? Probate is the legal process of proving and registering in the Supreme Court the last will of a deceased person. Effectively it certifies that the will is valid and confirms the appointment of the executor. Once validated, the executor names in the will can administer the estate and handle the disposal of […]

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Dividing Marital Assets in a Divorce – how it works

Reading Time: 6 minutesCouples who have been in a genuine de facto relationship for at least 2 years, or couples who have been married, can apply to the Family Court or the Federal Circuit Court to have financial matters between them decided following the breakdown of their marriage. Couples who separate and who are unable to agree on […]

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Legally Yours Quick Chat Start Up Series with Wes Young

Reading Time: 2 minutesLegally Yours Quick Chats Start Up Series – where we have a quick chat to a Legally Yours’ lawyer for their expert legal advice on topics that matter to you.  This series features Wes Young from SmartUp.  Wes is offering a unique service in our marketplace that is catered specifically for startups to help them […]