Can a hotel guest sue for an injured ankle?

A guest slipped and fell in a hotel bathroom and injured his ankle. The court, in Klassen v Blue Lagoon Hotel and Conference Centre had to decide if the hotel was negligent and had to pay the guest damages. The defendant disputed liability, alleging that the plaintiff was drunk at the relevant time. It also… Continue Reading

Will and Trust Contests

Questions for Discussion What legal standing and grounds are required to attack a will and a trust? What standard of proof is required when attacking a will or a trust? What are the allowable time periods for attacking wills and trusts? Is it easier to contest a will than a trust?   Standing to Challenge… Continue Reading

How to Begin the Estate Planning Process

How do we get started? What will my spouse and I need for the first meeting with our estate planning attorney? Once you have found an estate planning attorney who is right for you, you should ask the attorney what you need to do to get the estate planning process under way. Most estate planning… Continue Reading

Comparing Testamentary and Living Trusts

Is it valid to compare a simple will to a living trust-centered estate plan? What are the similarities between living trust-centered planning and testamentary trust planning? What are the differences between living trust-centered planning and testamentary trust planning? Is living trust-centered planning preferable to testamentary trust planning? In most instances, trust critics compare living trusts… Continue Reading

Regulations about gas installations home- owners should know

Source: Compeg   The rapidly increasing cost of electricity has resulted in a growth in popularity among many South African home-owners to utilise gas installations in their homes. However, most homeowners are unaware that there are specific regulations that they must comply with when installing gas equipment in their homes to ensure their insurance policy… Continue Reading

Coping with Anger

I’m Always Angry. How to Stop Being So Angry All the Time One of the causes of divorce is uncontrolled anger on the part of the husband or wife. Here are useful tips to contain and control the anger and save the marriage. Source: Rebecca Temsen <> In life, we have to put up with… Continue Reading

Advantages of a Living Trust

The Advantages of a living trust can be summarized as follows: Estate planning. The freezing of value. Tax planning Preservation of assets after death. Protection of assets from creditors. Protection against spendthrift children. Protection of a vulnerable spouse after your death. Protection of minor and/or vulnerable children. Income tax splitting. Assuring rapid access to income… Continue Reading

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