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Cooper Grace Ward
Executors facing difficulties selling the estate property within two years are now protected by the safe harbour rules.
Swaab
Recent Family Law case is a good reminder that the law is quite specific when it comes to expert evidence.
Kells
Epstein changes Will leaving everything to a private trust thus making it more difficult for his accusers to receive damages.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The principle in Kennon (where the assessment is adjusted due to family violence) applies in exceptional circumstances.
Carroll & O'Dea
This case is an interesting example of the Court's willingness to recognise an informal will in unique circumstances.
Carroll & O'Dea
PCG 2019/5 provides a "safe harbour" compliance approach, if circumstances comply with the conditions listed in the PCG.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
When it comes to succession matters, the law is very different between common law and civil law jurisdictions.
Stewart McKelvey
There is a right to testamentary freedom under section 7 of the Charter, according to a recent decision of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.
MLT Aikins LLP
When a married couple divorces in Alberta, each spouse is entitled to a share of their matrimonial property pursuant to the Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000, c M-8.
Clark Wilson LLP
A common question raised by individuals upon entering litigation is how legal fees will be paid if they are successful in court.
Bedell Cristin Cayman Partnership
A second international bank in Jersey has been fined for the offence of intermeddling under the Probate (Jersey) Law 1998 (the "Probate Law").
S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In Lagos State, as in other States in Nigeria, the Probate Registry, under the supervision of the High Court, has the exclusive jurisdiction to issue grants of probate...
Withers LLP
It would be a parent's worst nightmare to find out that their child has been whisked away to another country. In many instances, this is not the act of a stranger
Tonkin Clacey
From a registration perspective the aforesaid holds a fixed practice which must be applied uniformly.
Baer & Karrer
Den Willen des Erblassers umzusetzen, tönt einfach, ist in der Praxis aber komplizierter. Für die Erben kann das Engagement eines Willensvollstreckers sinnvoll sein, doch müssen sich...
Charles Russell Speechlys
Building a family as an LGBTI+ parent takes planning. Whether your family grows through IVF, a co-parenting arrangement or surrogacy, the addition of a new family member is life changing.
Withers LLP
A recent decision saw an executor, who sought to charge £27,000 for administering an estate valued for probate at £1.9m, denied any recompense. It is an extreme, yet salutary, lesson that ...
Withers LLP
In this podcast, we look at how art collectors can use estate planning to protect their valuable art collections. Our host and art lawyer Diana Wierbicki talks to David Stein about how art is a ...
Dickinson Wright PLLC
I recently had lunch with a non-lawyer friend who, like me, has been married over 30 years (34 years for me; 31 for him).
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Property distribution at divorce is not an easy task. It is difficult for both the Courts and the divorcing parties.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Dermann v. Baker, 2019 ONCA 584, the Court considered the qualifying of certain witnesses as experts for the purposes of r. 53.03 of the Rules of Civil Procedure
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A prenup allows you to contract out of the Property (Relationships) Act and set your own rules for division of property.
M Mulla Associates
Let's look at a situation where a married Hindu female dies intestate leaving behind her self -acquired properties.
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
Did you know that it may be advantageous to file a gift tax return when transferring property to, or for the benefit of, a family member even when a gift tax return is not required?
Ostrow Reisin Berk & Abrams
For many business owners, estate planning and succession planning go hand in hand. If you are the owner of a closely held business, you likely have a significant portion of your wealth tied up
Herbert Smith Freehills
A recent decision of the High Court clarified that where a beneficiary of a will predeceases the testator and the gift vests in the beneficiary's children under s. 33 of the Wills Act 1837
Hewitsons LLP
I own my home and my partner is soon to move in with me. A friend suggested a cohabitation agreement. Do you think that's really necessary? What are the benefits?
GuernseyFinance
As fiduciary professionals, we are operating in a rapidly evolving world of international families and ownership structures; one where international regulation and compliance requirements become increasingly complex just as clients become more global in their outlook.
Withers LLP
If you are going to do it, take the time to do it right. That's the message coming from the courts about executing pre-nuptial agreements, particularly those that have a cross-jurisdictional element.
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