Joint Property Ownerships: The potential problems

Let’s first explain what joint property ownership is. If a property is held jointly with right of survivorship, when the first owner dies, the surviving joint owners in the normal course automatically become the owner of all of the property. So let’s say a brother and a sister own a house together. They each have two children. When the parents have both passed, they will each own a quarter of the property. There are potential problems with this though, and it’s usually due to a conflict of interests. If one individual want to keep the property but the others want to sell, the property will be sold, unless the one that wants to keep it can buy the others out, but of course a price needs to be agreed one. That can be the case if two want to sell, they can force the sale, so really it’s just a case of an individual or a couple of individuals in this instance feeling as though they’re losing control, and this can often cause disputes.

Things To Remember Before Buying Legal Expenses Insurance

Legal expenses insurance is a worthwhile investment for those who want the financial assurance in regards to future legal costs. However, this often expensive insurance is already included in other polices.

Are Already Covered?

Before buying legal expenses insurance (or any kind of insurance) make sure your car and house insurance policies don’t already include it. Some professional companies also offer free legal advice, so check to see if you are able to receive that too

Make Sure Not To Over-Insure

When purchasing legal expenses insurance, make sure not to over-insure. Certain policies ask for classification as ‘you’ being the person named as the policyholder in the schedule. However, many policies often include partners and members of the family while only asking for the name of one policy holder. For these policies you and your partners and/or family will be covered, so you won’t need to take out other policies to cover them.

Understanding The Basics of Contract Law

Contract law can be a tricky field to navigate. It can only take one small misunderstanding of a statement made for serious problems to occur. Fortunately it can be made much more simple to digest by understanding a few basic concepts.

All businesses deal with contracts, These are legally binding agreements that are enforced and governed by law. Contract law itself governs a wide range of agreements, this includes:

  • Business contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Service contracts
  • Contracts concerning the sale of goods
  • Real estate contracts
  • Contract law also governs any disagreements, illegal or voidable contracts and drafting documents related to contractual agreements.

When dealing with any contracts it’s important to have a good understanding of the legal document, as well as any related risks or liabilities before signing them. A contract lawyer can be help in understanding and analysing any agreements before they are made.