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Metis Law
Making a watertight Will is vital – particularly for business owners who would have assets relating to their business.
HHG Legal Group
Article provides clarity on some of the most frequently misunderstood aspects of creating a Will.
Logie Smith Lanyon
If you die without a will, the government decides who shares your estate and who will be responsible for managing it.
Holding Redlich
Ensuring that you have an up-to-date will and estate plan are essential components of personal crisis management.
Kells
A POA is necessary if you do not have the authority to manage your own affairs or to make your own financial decisions.
HHG Legal Group
What is negative equity? Important considerations, how it can affect family law & deceased estate legal proceedings.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Legal Personal Representatives must exercise caution before making distributions to ensure they do not become personally liable.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
The bankruptcy of a deceased estate can provide relief for family members, so they don't have to deal with the creditors.
Canada
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The BC Legislature recently introduced Bill 21: Wills, Estates and Succession Amendment Act, 2020 ("Bill 21"), a piece of legislation that would allow for wills to be created electronically and witnessed remotely.
Pallett Valo LLP
You have built a business plan for success. Now, it's time to build an estate plan for succession. When starting a business, most people focus on the tasks required to get the business off the...
MLT Aikins LLP
On June 11, 2020, the Alberta Legislature introduced Bill 22 which proposes to amend section 71 of the Wills and Succession Act.
Lawyers Financial
There are two ways to purchase life insurance. You can pay-as-you-go, like when you rent. Or you can pay in full and own the policy forever, like buying a home. Your Lawyers Financial Advisor can...
Clark Wilson LLP
At the outset of this article, I acknowledge that my experience with this pandemic will be different from many of yours.
Pallett Valo LLP
"If you buy in Registry, you get to die in Registry", as Jeffrey Lem (Ontario's Director of Titles) is prone to quoting as the general rule applicable here.
Clark Wilson LLP
The BC Legislature has not been in session for most of the time spanning the COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial state of emergency (the state of emergency was declared on March 18 and the...
MLT Aikins LLP
Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature and passed first reading on June 18, 2020.
Cayman Islands
Appleby
On 14 February 2020, the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, the Honourable Anthony Smellie QC (CJ), delivered written reasons in the matter of AA v BB & Colin Shaw (amicus curiae)1.
Cyprus
G. Vrikis & Associates LLC
Although it is not mandatory to create a will in Cyprus, it is nevertheless recommended in order to avoid any misunderstandings and complications, especially in regard to immovable property.
European Union
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
The writer was, recently, fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to present a webinar on the European Succession Regulation 650/2012 (ESR).
Withers LLP
Let's say your Charity is aware that it has been named as the beneficiary of a European legacy in a benefactor's Will.
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