When you’re in the midst of a happy relationship, the last thing you want to think about is splitting up. But let’s face it – many relationships do end in separation or divorce. While it might feel a little unromantic, creating a Contracting Out Agreement (COA) helps you plan for the unexpected and ensure you’ll be protected if your relationship ends.
If you have a family trust, it’s likely that from time to time your trustees will change. Whether one of your trustees is retiring, you’re bringing on someone new, or you’re having a whole reshuffle, this deed will do the job for you. The change will be recorded in the set of resolutions included in this document.
Often in the course of doing business, you’ll need to share certain information about your business with other parties. Needless to say, you want to make sure this private information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. A confidentiality agreement can be a good protective measure to take!
Terms and Conditions are a must for any website! Adding some perfectly worded Ts and Cs to your website helps prevent any misunderstanding with users of your website and can save you money in the long run.
Be clear on the terms of your Employment Agreement. The first steps of an employment relationship are important. Get it all sorted contractually and the relationship starts off on the right foot. The law requires you to have a written employment agreement to ensure employees know what to expect, what their duties are and more. Protect yourself with a clear understanding of your agreement.
All employees are entitled to work in a safe and inclusive workplace, where people are valued and treat one another with respect. If your business doesn’t already have a Sexual Harassment Policy in place then it’s time to get one organised.
Whether you’re a settlor transferring property to a trust, or a parent helping your kid into their first home, it’s a good idea to keep a written record of the money owed between parties. Using a deed of acknowledgment of debt is a great way to do so.
Any time the directors of a company decide that the company should do something, it should be recorded in a set of resolutions. This document will make generating those written resolutions a breeze.
Like it or not, you’re not going to live forever. When you go, your loved ones will be dealing with a loss. By making a Will, your parting gift is the assurance that they will be cared for according to your wishes. This legal record explains how your estate, which consists of everything you own, will be distributed after you pass away.
Let’s face it - people aren’t always compatible with other people, or with their workplaces. Many employers these days include a 90 day trial period in their new employees’ contracts which gives them an easy out if it becomes clear in the first three months that the employment relationship isn’t viable long term.