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Kott Gunning
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Important changes to intestacy laws in Victoria came into effect from 1 November 2017.
The BVI Government has passed new rules governing applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration.
O'Sullivan Law
One of the questions we often get asked by people who are planning their estates or for incapacity is who they should appoint to be the executors of their will or their substitute decision makers...
Clark Wilson LLP
the will must be validly executed in accordance with requirements set out in section 37 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act, SBC 2009 c 13 ...
A power of attorney is a legal document whereby you give a trusted person or persons (the attorney or attorneys) the authority to manage your affairs if you are not able to look after matters on your own.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
This case sets a precedent for beneficiaries that wish to compel the distribution of assets from the executor through court proceedings.
Field LLP
If you have a will, you may have spelled out your detailed wishes for your funeral in the document. Would you be surprised to know that your personal representative does not have to follow them?
The Ross Firm
This post is third in an ongoing series in which we look at some of the basics of traditional court divorce. Last week, we talked about the various courts in Ontario ...
KCG Partners Law Firm
A bill on the amendment of the Public Notaries Act and certain judicial acts is currently under administrative discussions.
A new approach to the problem of parental alienation by one parent against the other is be trialled by Cafcass in an attempt of prevent the potential for long term emotional damage to the children who are subject to such actions.
Baker & Partners
We last discussed this issue in April 2015 following the case of Cooper-Hohn (2014) where one spouse, persuaded the Court of Appeal in England and Wales that their contribution to the finances of the marriage amounted to a "special contribution" so as to justify the Court making an order giving that spouse 64% of the matrimonial assets on divorce.
Taylor Vinters
With DIY Will templates on sale in newsagents and basic Will writing services available online, you might wonder whether you really need a solicitor.
A husband's appeal succeeded against a lump sum order made in favour of the wife by an English court after the couple agreed a financial consent order in Russian divorce proceedings.
Jenny Bowden, a solicitor in our Divorce and Family team, reviews the recent case of Green v Adams [2017] EWFC 24 in which Mr Justice Mostyn discussed the constraints of child support ...
The residence nil rate band (RNRB) came into force on 6 April 2017. The RNRB is available when a person who dies on or after that date holds a ‘qualifying residential interest' (QRI) at their death...
Brodies LLP
For many people, making an application for a guardian to be appointed on behalf of a loved one can be a difficult time.
Withers LLP
The lurid stories of sexual harassment and abuse that are emerging across the worlds of entertainment and politics are sure to wreck careers and relationships.
If a single parent wants to relocate within the UK, they do not require the consent of either the other parent or the court. If, however, one parent opposes the other's plans to relocate...
STA Law Firm
12 November 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum has implemented Law Number 15 of 2017 on inheritance...
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Kott Gunning
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