Legal Advice

  • Drunk Driving: What the State must prove and advice re the hand held Drager:

    We all know that you should not drink and Drive.

    Drunk driving plays a very important role in the high death rate that we have on our National Roads.

  • Employment and Labour Law

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  • Family Law

    Legal advice and legal and paralegal services; on all aspects of family law such as divorce, maintenance, custody. access to children; adoption, parenting plans, separation agreements, and general legal advice

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  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW:

    We get asked both telephonically and by e-mail a number of questions on Labour Law which come up time and time again and so we thought we would just answer certain of these questions in this short blog so that the answers are there for all to see.

  • General Business Advice: Starting a Business.

    We often get enquiries about how, when and where to start a business.

    In today’s economic world jobs are difficult to come by and experience is almost always a non-negotiable requirement for placement.

    Where do you start?

  • Help, I am in debt! How do I deal with this?? Advice from one Debtor to another.

     

    We all owe money to one or more creditors.

    Sometimes it is a lot of money owed to a bank like for example the bond on our house or the car that we bought for ourselves or the family.

    At other times it is a smaller amounts owed on a credit card or on one or more clothing accounts etc.

    All debt and the repayment of debt is however important and we should not underestimate the role it plays in all of our lives. As we know; credit providers including banks, financial institutions, clothing shops and other retailers provide information on our debt levels and our record of repaying that debt to the various credit record companies like ITC, Experian etc; and it is these records that give other retailers an indication of your credit health. They do research before they decide whether or not to lend you money or allow you to open another account. Your credit health and record are vitally important to your everyday life and financial well-being. It is to your advantage to look after your credit health.

  • Help! I need a divorce.

    What do I need to do?

    An often heard plea.

    Every working day hundreds of people get divorced throughout the RSA.

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    The Legal Advice Office offers affordable Legal Advice as well as Legal and Paralegal Services throughout South Africa.

    Our legal advice and services are based on 40 years of experience in the professional legal field. As a purely internet based legal consultancy business, we pride ourselves in personal, professional and efficient service at affordable rates and undertake to revert to our clients within 48 hours of their query being received by us

  • How do I cancel a sale agreement?

    What grounds do I need to cancel a sale?

    What process must I follow?

  • I bought a Lemon! What can I do?

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    What do you do if you purchase a defective motor vehicle from a new or second hand vehicle? How does the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) and the common law protect you? What do you need to do and what are the guidelines in this situation?

    Because of the number of queries we receive on a weekly basis from our clients with regard to damaged and defective vehicle that they have bought; we are once again going to look at what to do in the situation where you have bought a “lemon” from a motor vehicle dealer.

  • I do not owe you any money anymore! STOP harassing me!Part 2

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    Be very circumspect when dealing with collection agencies and that includes firms of attorneys that specialise in this area of the law.

    Do not believe everything that you are told by a collection agent or attorney as they will look after their own interests and those of their client; before they give a thought to you and your interests.

    Prescription of a Debt: What does it mean? Part 2:

  • I have been injured and it was NOT my fault! What now?

    If you have been injured in an accident; whether it is a motor vehicle accident or some other type of accident; you may well have a civil claim for damages.

    This claim could be against the driver of the other vehicle or his/her third party insurer, in the case of a motor car accident.

    In other circumstances; you could have a claim for injuries sustained by you against the person who caused those injuries through their negligent or intentional actions.

  • I just bought a Defective Motor Vehicle. What are my remedies?

    Hundreds of cars are bought and sold each day in the RSA.

    If you bought a vehicle that is either defective or damaged or not fit for its intended purpose; what can you do about it?

    Here is a case study.

  • I need a Will! Part 2: What do I need to do?

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    On Friday, we looked at the basic requirements of Wills.

    Today; we will look at some of the content of a will.

    Anybody can draft a will. It need not be an attorney or lawyer; but only attorneys may advertise the fact that they draft wills draft people, as per the provisions of the Attorneys Act.

    The full names and identity of the testator or testatrix must appear in the will and they must sign same in full as we sated in our last blog. Use your Id number and your address to properly identify yourself.

  • I need help in a fight! If I have dispute with someone; do I have to sue them in Court? No; there is another alternative! Alternative Dispute Resolution.

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    Have you ever heard of “alternative dispute resolution?”

    One of the services The Legal Advice Office provides to our clients, and other interested parties; is alternative dispute resolution procedures.

    These procedures broadly speaking include interventions, mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution procedures and methods to settle disputes between two parties without proceeding with a civil court action; which could cost tens of thousands of Rands; take two years to finalise; and, if you lose, you have to pay a portion of the other person’s costs.

    Alternative dispute resolution is cheaper, quicker and more efficient.

    Here is an example of such a situation; which we dealt with during the course of this last month.

  • Insurance Law

    Legal advice and legal services pertaining to all aspects of insurance law including disputes with insurance companies, the vetting and interpretation of insurance policies, the rejection of claims etc

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  • Labour Law: A case study on an unfair dismissal

    In the matter of Mashinini v Barrel & Beef restaurant, CCMA Arbitration FS1420 the question of whether a dismissal was fair or not was the issue in the Arbitration Hearing.

  • Last Will and Testament - What do I need to do?

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    Today; we intend to look at the subject of a Will.

    There are only two definite aspects to our lives; one is taxes, and the other is death, or so the adage goes.

    Death awaits all of us and is inevitable.

    On a lighter note; Elbert Hubberd said “Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive!”

    Your will is probably the most important document you will ever sign in your lifetime.

  • Leases: Some important terms and conditions

    The Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA): Leases: Some important terms and conditions:

    In our last blog we looked at the early termination of lease agreements,

    In this blog we intend to renew our acquaintance with some of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act No 68 of 2008 (CPA) dealing with leases and some of their terms and conditions in general in the CPA.

  • Legal Advice Office in South Africa

    The Legal Advice Office in South Africa

    The Legal Advice Office offers affordable Legal Advice as well as Legal and Paralegal Services throughout South Africa.

    Our legal advice and services are based on 40 years of experience in the professional legal field.  As a purely internet based legal consultancy business, we pride ourselves in personal, professional and efficient service at affordable rates and undertake to revert to our clients within 48 hours of their query being received by us.

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South Africa

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