It is a fact that with the increased mobility of persons, the reality is that instances of estates spanning multiple jurisdictions with heirs, also located in various jurisdictions, have become much more common.
Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 was adopted on the 4th July 2012 with the aim of simplifying cross-border successions and in the light of today's globalised European environment.
Most people put off planning their estate. This is often due to the common misconception that this involves how one's estate will devolve after death, too morbid an idea for most to entertain.
Three professionals from KPMG in Malta's Advisory function have successfully completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising the Family Business.
Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal
Access to minors refers to the right of the parent with whom the child is not residing, to spend time with the child, as well as the right of the child to spend time with aren't with whom the child doe not reside.
Fenech Farrugia Fiott Legal
Specific provisions relating to personal separation and divorce contained in the Civil Code (Chapter 16 of the laws of Malta) (the "Code") were recently amended by means of Act XXV of 2021 (the "Act").
Under Maltese law, wills are mainly regulated by the Civil Code, Chapter 16 of the Laws of Malta (the "Code"), which inter alia defines a will as an instrument by which a person disposes of his/her property for the ...
This article explains the concepts of reserved portion and collation under the Maltese succession law.
Act XVIII of 2004 ("Act"), which came into effect on 1st March 2005, amended certain provisions of the Civil Code governing succession. In this article
Mifsud & Mifsud Advocates
Proved physical and psychological violence in marriage is a cause for separation and the court has the discretion apply a number of sanctions.
Camilleri Preziosi Advocates
Now that the World Health Organization has declared the COVID-19 to be a pandemic, and Governments are implementing stringent measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19,
G M Corporate and Fiduciary Services Limited
Malta is among the 18 EU member states where new EU Regulations clarifying the rules applicable to property regimes for international married couples or registered partnerships, entered into force on 29 January 2019.
Malta, traditionally a civil law jurisdiction, has adopted the trust law into its legislation and permits therefore not only the establishment of trusts, but also accepts and recognises foreign trusts...
Clement Mifsud-Bonnici was engaged as a National Rapporteur for Malta in a pan European study on the cross-border recognition of official documents relating to inheritance matters.
Fenech & Fenech Advocates
Over the last two decades, Malta has seen enormous growth in areas such as maritime, tourism and financial services.