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Ghana
Legalstone Solicitors LLP
Annulment of marriage in Ghana is grounded in law, specifically the Matrimonial Causes Act, 1971 (Act 367) and the Marriages Act, 1884-1985, CAP 127.
Legalstone Solicitors LLP
Previously, after divorce in Ghanaian society, the wives had no entitlement and had to succumb to the principle that divorced women had no share in the property whether they contributed to its development or not.
Asare Bediako & Co
Interestingly, most people start thinking about making or execution a Will when they are old and close to their graves
Nigeria
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
When someone is requested to write a will in Nigeria, there is always a misperception. In reality, the issue of writing a will in Nigeria does not indicate that death is imminent.
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
To plan inheritance in Nigeria, you need to critically think about who you want to leave the inheritance for, what inheritance you want to leave...
Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
Setting up a trust fund is one of many options for transferring money, property, and other assets to family members or charity causes.
South Africa
Schoemanlaw Inc.
We currently live in very unpredictable times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa enforced strict lockdown regulations on 27 March 2020...
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Settlement agreements (also referred to as consent papers) are often entered into between parties in divorce proceedings as a means to ensure the parties part ways amicably and to avoid any long and drawn-out court proceedings.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Among many African communities polygamy is a very common traditional marriage practice. Polygamy is divided into polyandry and polygyny. Polyandry is defined as a form of polygamy in...
Adams & Adams
The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many marriages, with the divorce rate climbing to unusual heights.
Adams & Adams
South African Customary Law consists of various customs, traditions and practices that are carried out, including during the process of getting married.
Adams & Adams
The Children's Act 38 of 2005 is watershed legislation designed to achieve many purposes, prime among them is ensuring the best interests of the child are guarded and treated as of paramount...
United Arab Emirates
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
BSA corporate associate Bradley Moran has recently been approved as a DIFC Will Draftsman.
Hassan Elhais
In the wake of progression by implementing new legislations, the Emirate of Dubai has promulgated a new law by virtue of Law number 9 of 2020 for regulating the Family Ownership...
Hassan Elhais
The principles of Shariah law in UAE govern the inheritance affairs of all the Muslims especially UAE nationals. Whereas, foreign expatiates whether Muslims or non-Muslims can apply the provisions...
Zimbabwe
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Thank you, Jah Prayzah, for bringing to light the common but underrated scenario.
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Life is full of surprises! I am sure no one ever imagined a day when we all could spend days and months indoors dreading meeting the person next door
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
I have a parent/sibling/ relative who passed on outside Zimbabwe; can I register their deceased estate in Zimbabwe?
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Is it possible to initiate divorce proceedings when I am not in Zimbabwe?
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
The debate regarding the proprietal rights of spouses is very wide and following our discussion last week in which we proposed the establishment of trusts and creation of antenuptial contracts to safeguard the interests of spouses ...
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