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McCarthy Durie Lawyers
If you fail to formalise the agreement, the other party could bring a subsequent claim against your assets or property.
Cooper Grace Ward
From a family law perspective, both parties are entitled to remain in the home, regardless of who owns the house.
Kells
An application for Probate is usually, but not always, required to administer a deceased estate.
Cooper Grace Ward
A surrogacy agreement is a written contract between the birth mother and the intended parents.
Cooper Grace Ward
This recent case questions whether gift and loan back strategies are effective for estate planning and asset protection.
Canada
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
It is trite, but perhaps worth repeating that for many people, one of their primary estate planning goals is to take care of their spouse after their death.
McKercher LLP
In the recent decision D.T.D v T.A.J. (2022 SKCA 34) [D.T.D.], the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal discussed the difference between a "change in residence" and a "relocation" under The Divorce Act.
Torkin Manes LLP
As the make up of families changes, the resolution of parenting issues becomes more complex.
Clark Wilson LLP
The gruesome facts of this case grabbed the world's attention in the 2019 trial decision Mother 1 v. Solus Trust Company, 2019 BCSC 200.
Miller Thomson LLP
Stephen Hsia and Jillana Schmidt-Kim's article titled "Estate planning: Electronic witnessing and signing in B.C." is published in The Lawyer's Daily...
Torkin Manes LLP
On May 20, 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada released its long-awaited reasons in Barendregt v. Grebliunas, a landmark decision which considered when and how an appellate court can consider new evidence in family law cases.
China
Jingtian & Gongcheng LLP
Amid the one-two punch of the new Notice on Matters Relating to the Adjustment of the Classification of Trust Business (Exposure Draft) and accelerated development of the pension industry...
France
Soulier Avocats
Un arrêt récent du 9 juin 2022 de la Première chambre civile de la Cour de cassation vient préciser les contours de la notion de contribution aux charges du mariage...
Soulier Avocats
In a recent decision issued on June 9, 2022, the First Civil Chamber of the Cour de Cassation (French Supreme Court) clarified the concept of spouses' contribution to household expenses...
Germany
Oppenhoff & Partner
In cases in which the claimant names concrete indications to the effect that he may have been legally incapacitated when making a gift, an expert opinion definitely has to be obtained...
Oppenhoff & Partner
In its judgement of 29 June 2022 (Case No. IV ZR 110/21), the Bundesgerichtshof ruled that the application of English inheritance law based on a choice of law in the testamentary disposition...
Guernsey
Collas Crill
There are many reasons why a person may wish to change their name. Upon the breakdown of a marriage, people often wish to revert to their previous name prior to the marriage.
Nigeria
Famsville Solicitors
In Nigeria, the concept of Double Decker Marriage has evolved and it is evolving. Most couples in Nigeria celebrate both statutory marriage and customary or traditional marriage simultaneously.
Famsville Solicitors
Making a will is associated with death in the minds of the general public. Many people dislike it, but the reality is that having a Will is just as vital as having assets...
Adams & Adams
In many broken marriages the parties elect to remain married until their children have reached the age of majority or left the matrimonial home to obtain a tertiary education.
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