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Cooper Grace Ward
In a move to assist family law dispute resolution, the federal government has announced a $9.87 million funding package.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction deals with one parent taking a child overseas.
HHG Legal Group
The presumption taken by the courts is that every adult person (18+) has legal capacity to make their own decisions.
Swaab Attorneys
When parties separate, whether married or de facto, the same laws apply in relation to the division of their property.
Carroll & O'Dea
Disputes over super payments could be avoided if the deceased had nominated a beneficiary with each of the super funds.
Meeting with a lawyer for the first time can be a daunting prospect, especially in the context of any family law issue; moreover, when you first need a family law lawyer, many issues or problems you are experiencing will likely be affecting much of your day-to-day life making an appointment with a lawyer even more overwhelming or confusing.
Clark Wilson LLP
Emily Clough, a partner in our Estates & Trusts group, was successful counsel for the plaintiff in a complex and precedent-setting case released yesterday by the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
Back in January, we discussed the issue of dogs having rights similar to that of children in a custody battle.
WeirFoulds LLP
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation.
WeirFoulds LLP
WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns co-authored an article in The Lawyer's Daily providing some useful tips on how estate practitioners can deal with unusual assets.
Mills & Mills LLP
As I have noted in my previous blog entries, the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures.
McLennan Ross LLP
Proposed tax amendments have significantly limited options available for dealing with shares of private corporations in estates. Executors may now need to take active steps to trigger losses...
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The BC Court of Appeal decision in Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265, was released July 17, 2017.
Boccadutri International Law Firm
While the protection of minors remains unchanged, their support, the right to collect a periodic amount, to provide for your own necessities, are not discounted.
Jordans Limited
As previously covered in a blog on the fundamentals of succession planning, nothing really beats consistently-maintained succession planning that is begun early in the company's life.
Hassan Elhais
Question: How long is the waiting period for women to remarry?
Hassan Elhais
I lived in the UAE with my husband until he recently divorced me and clearly said that he would not take me back.
Rubert & Partners (In association with United Advocates)
The divorce of expatriates in the UAE before the UAE Courts may be regulated by the law of the United Arab Emirates or by the personal law of marriage.
Katz & Stefani, LLC
Does it matter when you file for divorce? Yes, in a divorce case involving maintenance, the filing date of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois may impact the term of the maintenance award.
Miles & Stockbridge
The State argued that being named on birth certificates is not a benefit of marriage, but rather a device meant only to record biological parentage.
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Carroll & O'Dea
Disputes over super payments could be avoided if the deceased had nominated a beneficiary with each of the super funds.
Fred-Young & Evans
The Childs Right Act, 2003 provides for adoption of a child in Nigeria.
O’Sullivan Law
Clients who've headed south for the winter may be looking at buying a U.S. vacation home.
There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find themselves faced with a family dispute of some kind, and many people have nowhere to turn but the courts.
HHG Legal Group
The "Smacking Grandparents" case received a lot of attention and the grandparents received overwhelming public support.
Link Legal India Law Services
On account of certain distinctive qualities bestowed upon women by nature, the law makers across the globe have been witnessed to implement certain special protections and benefits...
Kott Gunning
A de-facto relationship is defined by section 13A of the Interpretation Act 1984 (WA) as a "marriage-like" relationship.
SKP Business Consulting LLP
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act) received the assent of the President on 27 March 2017 and is notified with effect from 28 March 2017.
Stacks Law Firm
It is important to know that a decree of nullity is relatively rare and does not dissolve a marriage like divorce does.
Cooper Grace Ward
The Succession Act 1981 (Qld) was amended to change the impact of de facto relationships on Wills and estate disputes.
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