5 Tips for Choosing a Lawyer for Your Small Business

Choosing-a-Lawyer

Some small business owners tend to avoid lawyers and business consultants in an effort to save on the costs of hiring them. However, when you have great lawyers who are skilled in the legalities of setting up and running a small business, whether you are an electrical contractor or a retail shop owner you will save on costs in the long run, simply because they will know how to save your business money.  And keeping them on after the business is all set up will help you avoid all kinds of costly problems.

Here are 5 tips for choosing the best lawyer for your small business: –

  • If you have a negative mindset about the reputation of lawyers, drop it. Of course, there are ‘bad’ lawyers out there who overcharge or have nefarious dealings, but most of them are honest and hardworking. Some even go the second mile, working nights and weekends to help in times of trouble or at short notice. Your relationships with your lawyer should be a positive one.

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Power of Attorney Explained

power-of-attorney

Power of Attorney is a legal document that appoints a specific person to manage the financial affairs of someone while they are alive. It can also appoint a trustee organisation to do the same thing. This person or organisation is chosen by the person whose business affairs they will administer. They can be a family member, trusted friend or another person such as a Perth family lawyer. You cannot appoint a Power of Attorney unless you are over 18.

Why you may need an attorney

If you are going to be out of the country or really busy doing something else, you will need an Attorney to see to all your business affairs. Or if you want to buy or sell property overseas without having to go there, you can give Power of Attorney to a person you trust who can travel or who already lives there and they can do the deal on your behalf.

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The Divorce and Your Will

The Divorce and Your Will

A Will is a legal document that ensures your assets are given to the children, or whoever else you designate as a beneficiary. When you have just gone through the stress of a divorce, making a Will is probably the last thing on your mind, but it is one of the most important things to take care of – with the help of your Perth family lawyers – now that you are on your own and very likely have custody of the children. Taking care of them by ensuring they get what assets you have should the worst happen, is paramount to their well-being.

Any Will that you made with your ex is now invalid and both he and you need to make new ones that takes into account your new circumstances. You will have certain assets from the marriage or partnership that need to be taken care of in a Will, if your children are to be the recipients. Of course, they may be too young yet to have full access, but if you have financial assets, you can set up a trust that will take care of their needs until they become of age. That way they will still have enough money for their education and all the things that you have planned for their future.

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5 Principles of Effective Web Design

Effective Web Design

Some websites work well while others don’t and this is because many of the principles of effective web design have been left out. It is quite easy to leave them out when you don’t know what they are – and just as easy to include them when you do, so here are some of the most important ones to help you on your way to having an effective website.

  • Visual hierarchy is not as difficult to understand as it may look. In fact, your website is a visual thing, since people look at it much like they would a book. However, unlike a book, the website is there to get people to do a certain action. It is important then, to get attention to the most important elements in your website, such as the call to action. This can be done by size, colour and placement. For example, if you have two clickable buttons close to each other, the most important one should be larger or a different/brighter colour.

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5 Reasons to Engage a Digital Agency

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When you are full of enthusiasm for a project it is easy to get carried away, wanting to do it all yourself – whether you’ve been trained to do it properly or not. These days almost anyone can set up a website, but when it comes to designing a professional business website it is a different matter. Such websites need to be built properly with a specific purpose in mind and if they are not they won’t accomplish your goals. So here are 6 reasons why a digital agency should be engaged.

  • It will save you a great deal of time and money. A digital marketing agency has a team of experts to work on your website. They know what to do and how to do it. They can install complex parts as easily as simple ones. It might take you a day or a week to put up your website; it would take an a professional an hour, or two at the most to get that website up and running. Of course, that is not counting the time spent in interviewing you to see exactly what your needs are.

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Why a Pre-Settlement Inspection is Essential

Pre-Settlement Inspection

Anyone who purchases a home will be eagerly anticipating settlement so they can move in. They will have already inspected the property themselves and had all the necessary inspections done for things like termite damage, other possible damage or illegal additions. So what is the pre-settlement inspection and why is it essential?

When the contracts for the buying and selling of the house are drawn up, there will often be inclusions such as specific curtains and light fittings or other goods and chattels. If there is obvious damage of some kind it is usually mentioned and if the vendor does not agree to have it repaired, the cost is usually taken off the sale price.

The contracts for the deal must be exchanged, but that is not the time when ownership of the home passes to you. First, a settlement date and time must be set for the payment to go ahead and the title deeds to be exchanged. Your lawyer or conveyancer will take care of this and the date is usually 42 days after the contracts were exchanged.

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Steps to Contesting a Will

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While a person who makes a Will has a right to dispose of their property as they see fit, they still have a responsibility to care for their family financially. Even though courts are very wary of changing a Will, it can be done in certain circumstances or when specific criteria come into play. Here are some of the reasons that a court will allow contesting of a Will.

  • If the Will was not properly written or if it seems that it may have been tampered with.
  • If the Will was found to be an old one and another one is the latest version.
  • If the person who made the Will was wrongly influenced by another person.
  • If the Will maker lacked mental capacity at the time of making the Will.
  • If the Will did not make proper provision to the family.
  • If the meaning of the Will is unclear

If you know of any of the above happening, you need to contact your lawyer immediately to have the matter looked into. However, in the case of the Will not making proper provision for the family, it would be quite clear if this was the case and so all that remains is to inform the wills lawyer what you want done.

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Property and Financial Settlements after Divorce

Property and Financial Settlements after Divorce

When a relationship breaks down irretrievably it leads to separation for 12 months and then divorce. No matter who you are, if you want a divorce you have to separate for 12 months first, but in fact, you can still live in the same house. Whether this happens or not, it is wise to seek fair and equitable distribution of property and finances after the divorce, through your Perth family lawyers.

Divorce is stressful – sometimes it is even traumatic. This often causes a woman to agree to almost anything so long as she never has to see or speak to her ex again. If you are feeling like this it is wise to seek professional counselling and support from trusted friends. It is not wise to agree to anything when it comes to division of assets. If your ex is bitter, he is sure to try and con you out of your fair share and you may not even know it – or care, until later on when you’ve had time to recover emotionally.

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Birds and Butterflies

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If you are even moderately interested in nature, visiting the birds and butterflies in Bali will give you hours of delight. Once you tear yourself away from one of the many relaxing Bali villas on offer, head on over to The Bali Bird and Reptile park to see those exotic and colourful birds and the not so colourful but still interesting reptiles.

Bali Bird and Reptile park

In fact, there are almost one thousand beautiful birds not only from Indonesia, but from around the world in this park.

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Web Design Tips for Small Business

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While a professional website designer will most likely be needed for technical details, they must rely on the business owner for input on all the details about their business because no one but you knows it well enough. So don’t feel that you must accept the dictates of the designer without any input of your own when you decide to create that all-important business website.

Here are some important design tips to consider.

  • The first thing to do is decide on your branding and key message – and what you want the website to do for your business, advertise, garner a customer base or sell. These elements will dictate how your page layout is organised and many other, more technical details.

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Two Ways of Flipping Real Estate For a Profit

Flipping Real Estate

Most people interested in real estate have heard of flipping property for a profit. This is where you purchase a property and then sell it again quickly – often within 12 months – at a higher price. Experts agree that the real estate market has to be booming for this to be successful – and that you can easily just spend your life calling the house removalists in and out making a loss rather than a profit, if you don’t know what you are doing.

Both of these judgements are true. However, that need not put off the eager entrepreneur. Some of us may not be cut out to be www.brilliancecarpetcleaningperth.com.au or spend our lives working for someone else. It is possible to learn how to flip homes for a profit and just because you are eager to do so, it doesn’t mean you are going to be impulsive, right? Find out who is doing it and learn from them, or pay for good information if necessary, then carefully research all the necessary details before going ahead.

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Why Should You Have an Estate Plan?

Estate Plan

People who don’t have an estate plan often don’t realise the impact that this will have should they die. While it may be many years before this unfortunate event occurs, no one can be really sure so it is wise to contact your family or Perth commercial lawyers to draw up such a plan to protect your assets. An estate plan does even more than protect assets, of course. It can also detail how you want to be taken care of should you no longer be able to tell anyone, such as in the case of a stroke or debilitating injury. Here is how an estate plan can help you.

  • It will identify all those loved ones you wish to benefit by giving them some of your assets. Without an estate plan, this is unlikely to happen.

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What is the Family Court

Family Court

The Family Court of Australia services all families in need of legal advice from family lawyers or help in legal matters pertaining to the family.  This includes parenting, child welfare and many cases that originate in the breakdown of a relationship and end in divorce. They offer a great deal of information and help on their website, through which you can apply for a divorce, for custody of the children, for settlement of assets and even for restraining orders against your ex, if he is harassing you in any way.

It was established by Parliament in 1975 and its judges and other staff have helped families with many complex problems ever since. Most of its services are free, but if you apply for a divorce, there is a fee, although this can be reduced for those that qualify. If you feel in need of help, you will find that the family court offers it without judgement, being respectful of your needs as well as those of your spouse and other family members.

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What Happens After a Liposuction Procedure

liposuction-procedure

What happens after a liposuction procedure depends to some extent on the type of anaesthetic given – local or general, or a combination of both – and how large an area you have had treated. Your doctor will discuss every aspect of your treatment and make sure you know what to expect. It is important to discuss any concerns you have with your doctor well before any treatment takes place.

Generally speaking, patients who undergo liposuction in Perth will be up and about within 24 hours, or as soon as the sedation wears off. Walking around is encouraged to help you get back to normal and to help the incisions drain completely. However, if you’ve had a large area done with a general anaesthetic you may not feel much like getting up for a little longer than that. Be guided by your doctor in this case.

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6 Vital Components of SEO

Vital Components of SEO

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is basically what makes the Internet go around – and if your website doesn’t have it, it is likely to become static, stuck somewhere on the bottom of the pile that contains all the other websites. Done right, SEO will optimise the chances of your website ranking well so that it will come up on the search page results for the keyword you use.

So basically, if someone types in ‘coffee machine’ and you are selling several, your website page will show up if you – or an expert – has done good SEO.  There are 6 vital components to SEO that any digital agency will tell you about – and do for you if you ask them. It may be a lot easier to get professional help than to try and do it yourself, unless you know exactly what you are doing. Here are the 6 things you need to know.

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What to Ask Before Replacing the Carpet in Your New Home

replacing-the-carpet

Moving into a new home is an exciting, fun time, in spite of all the hard work that accompanies it. You may even be looking forward to changing some things and upgrading others. For instance, that old carpet may need replacing as soon as you get your budget sorted out. But while you are waiting for that, ask some questions suggested by brilliancecleaning.com.au to ask about it, just in case that money could be better spent on some other home improvement. Here is what to find out. The neighbours might know the answers.

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Are S4 Drug Alternatives any Better than Botox?

S4 Drug

Dysport and Xeomin are the only S4 drug alternatives to Botox at the moment. Both use the same product as Botox in Perth, botulinum type A; are considered safe by the experts and work in the same way. However, there is one difference that stands out in Xeomin and that is you don’t have to keep it refrigerated. This has to be a good thing, especially if your area suffers a lot of blackouts.

If your clinic refrigerator breaks down or the power goes off and you’ve just received a big order of Botox or Dysport it will all go bad and have to be thrown out. This will be a very costly problem. But if you had gone over to the competition and ordered Xeomin, it wouldn’t worry you to lose power – at least, not for that reason.

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What to do About Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence

It is all too common today for women to become victims of domestic violence. The trouble is that they are often reluctant to seek help because that would mean revealing what they consider to be their own weakness and fault. This is because the very nature of such violence is directed at dominating them and making them feel that it is all their fault.

They feel ashamed to think they are the kind of person who has made their spouse abuse them. This is entirely wrong of course. None of it is their fault. And the only way to be safe is to get out of the relationship and stay out. To avoid the need for Perth criminal lawyers, once you make the break, never go back because that just makes it more difficult to escape the second time. Your life could be in danger, not to mention the lives of your children.

So what’s the first thing to do if you are a victim of domestic violence in the form of physical abuse?

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Why You Should Engage a Digital Agency

Why You Should Engage a Digital Agency

Once you decide to get a website for your business, the question will soon arise: Who will do it? You might look through your staff to see who has the right skills to whip up a website, then divert them to this important task. Meanwhile, who is going to do their work? And what happens when they can’t quite manage to do what you envisage?

Instead of depending on a person who is not qualified, it is far better to outsource the job to a qualified digital agency. They will have a team of experts that can get stuck into the job and get it finished in no time just how you like it and even better, because they know more about what is needed than even you do, if you’ve had no experience with such things.

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How to Enjoy Your Wedding Day More

Wedding-Day

Being in love and getting engaged is an amazing time of life that should be enjoyed to the full. The culmination is the wedding day, but unfortunately many brides are so tired and stressed on the day they can’t really enjoy it. To avoid this, make sure you put someone you can trust in charge of the wedding hire and other details so you don’t feel as if everything is your responsibility.

Here are some more ways to ensure you actually enjoy your wedding day to the max.

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Tips for Easy and Stress Free Travel

stress-free-travel

Whether you are flying or travelling by train or car, getting to that holiday destination can be a hassle. Whether you are backpacking, staying in an AirBNB or staying in a luxury villa in Bali, it takes a lot of organisation and packing to get everything together – then you tend to wonder at the last minute if you thought of everything. Here are some tips to make travel a lot less stressful.

  • Leave your house key with a trusted friend so if you forgot to turn the iron off they can easily fix it – or anything else you are worried about. Have them also pick up your mail so that passersby cannot tell the house is empty.

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6 Upgrades that Won’t Help Your Property Sell

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If you are looking to upgrade your home in order to sell it, it’s just as important to know what not to do as what will work. The following 5 upgrades won’t cut it when you go to sell – in fact, they may even put buyers off and then you will never be in the position to book the furniture movers.  That said, if you intend to stay in the house, these upgrades could really make a difference to your lifestyle – if they are something you and your family would like and use.

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Key Ingredients of a Successful Adwords Campaign

Successful Adwords Campaign

Google Adwords are a well-known way for entrepreneurs to make money for their business. The best part is that you can set a daily budget so you don’t lose more than you make.  To ensure your adwords campaign are as successful as you dream they’ll be, there are a few things you need to have in place

  • Customer demand for your keyword. If there is no demand your ad will not be successful. You can use the Google Adwords Keyword Suggestion Tool to find out – and to discover other keywords you might want to use.
  • A budget. Each click has a cost, but what you can afford to pay is determined by your website conversion rate and estimated profit per customer.

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Different Types of Addiction

Different Types of Addiction

Much is heard in the media about the addiction of young people to drugs such as ice. If you have any addiction, drug rehab is the best way to get free of it, otherwise you will find your health, relationships and even your life are in danger.  However, there are many more addictions than that of being addicted to drugs such as ice, marihuana, cocaine and so on, as bad as they are.

In fact, even these days statistics show that addiction to alcohol is one of the worst problems, with more people being addicted to it than to the above drugs. One of the reasons for this might be that it takes longer to become addicted while drinking alcohol and even being drunk, is so socially accepted in today’s society.

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How Drug Addiction Affects Your Body

How Drug Addiction Affects Your Body

Many people these days suffer from drug addiction. If you or a loved one had become involved with and suffers from substance dependency it is vital to get into drug rehab as soon as possible. Acting quickly will give the addict the best chance of recovery. If you put it off, it can quickly become too late as taking drugs affects and damages the body in many ways. Here are just a few of the ways in which taking drugs can damage your body physically.

  • It weakens the immune system and makes you susceptible to many different types of infection.
  • It causes an abnormal heart rate that can lead to heart attacks.
  • It can cause collapsed veins which leads to infections in the veins, the blood and valves of the heart.

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What To Do About Criminal Injuries Compensation

Criminal Injuries Compensation

If you have ever been injured physically through criminal activities you will know the terror involved. In many cases it really changes your life and you can become too stressed to work or even go outside the house alone. If this has happened to you, talk to a criminal lawyer to see about compensation. It can be some small comfort to receive compensation for what you have suffered, including a changed lifestyle.

Most people are familiar with getting compensation from insurance, so it can be quite amazing to know that the government has set aside a fund that pays compensation to victims of crime who have been injured. In Western Australia, this amount was increased to $75,000 in 2004, with the amount paid depending on the injuries sustained.

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Shopping and Travel Tips for Bali

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When you go to Bali on holiday it is highly likely that you will want to check out the shops because it is always fun to take at least a few things home from your holiday. Likewise, you can’t get around Bali without some form of transport, so here are some tips for both these essential holiday pursuits.

  • If you stay in one of the many Bali villas available for accommodation, a car service may be available. You can have the car and driver for 8 hours and it will only cost you around 60 NZD. When you think of the places you can go and things you can see in this time, it’s a bargain, especially if you go shopping. The driver stays with the car and so all the stuff you purchase will be safe there, instead of you having to carry it around. Book the driver yourself instead of through the villa to ensure he gets all the money.

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How to Cope with Litigation

Cope with Litigation

If you are in business there is always the risk of litigation and this can come from anyone of the public who may be injured on your business premises or suffer in some way from the goods you sold. It can also come from staff members who may have been injured while at work carrying out their duties.

Prevention is the best cure

The best way to cope with litigation is to prevent it from happening at all, by making sure that your premises are safe and meet all the Australian Standards required for your industry. It is also essential to have an evacuation plan and a plan for how to cope with any emergencies, such as  a chemical spill or an accidental injury.

Then if litigation is the result, the courts will see that you did everything possible to make the workplace safe and this will work in your favour. Some accidents are truly accidental and nobody’s fault. Others are more the fault of the victim than the environment.

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What are Consent Order Applications

custody of the children

When you and your spouse split up there are many decisions to be made and one of the most important ones is who gets custody of the children, and what will be the visiting rights of the one who doesn’t. Child maintenance must be worked out, along with the care and welfare of the children both in the present and the future.

It is important to do this in a way that is not stressful to the children. Often, children feel guilty when their parents split up, thinking that something they did or said caused it. They feel torn between the two and are devastated that they have to choose between the two people they love most in the world. That is usually the situation, but in the case of violence things will necessarily be different.

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