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In our Articles section you’ll find a huge archive of articles on every day legal issues arranged by topic – Property Law, Litigation, Wills and Trusts, Family Law, Business & Commercial Law, Estates, Elder Law and Employment Law. Each of these articles has been written by one of the lawyers here at Smith and Partners and designed to help you understand the kinds of legal issues that affect you. Below you can find a teaser of our most recently published articles.

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Latest Articles
09/03/2012 |
If a person dies with more than $15,000 assets in his or her name, but does not have a will (also known as dying intestate), or if he or she left a...
09/03/2012 |
If a person dies with more than $15,000 assets in his or her name, and a valid will, then Probate will have to be obtained in order to administer the estate. ...
07/03/2012 |
Ensuring positive cash flow is an important part of running any business. The most effective way of achieving this is by controlling your debtors. The simplest way of achieving that...
06/03/2012 |
A family trust can help you protect your assets against future claims by creditors, spouses, de-facto partners, and challenges against your estate.  Family trusts can also smooth the administration of...
29/02/2012 |
Do you want your new employee to be covered by a 90 day trial period?  If so, you need to meet certain procedural requirements to ensure the trial period is...

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