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Stacks Law Firm
A basic guide to testamentary capacity.
Bartier Perry
Discussion of the forfeiture rule (now reflected in the Forfeiture Act 1995 (NSW)) and its application.
Aitken Lawyers
An Enduring Power of Attorney, with appropriate checks and balances, would avoid the appointment of a financial manager.
Clark Wilson LLP
The recent decent of Justice Donegan in Bouchard v. Bouchard, 2018 BCSC 1728, shows the importance of attending to the procedural and substantive law of estates and family law where the two overlap.
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Will And Estate Planning
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
Addressing executor's fee is an important facet of estate planning.
Clark Wilson LLP
In a recent decision by Justice Shergill, Charan v. Charan, 2018 BCSC 1537, the Court had the opportunity to consider the operation of family legislation in the context of a marriage where the spouse
Ogier
This briefing note provides an overview of the process and legal considerations for a person who is not domiciled in the British Virgin Islands to write a will dealing with his or her shareholding...
Giambrone & Partners
UK citizens who own a property in Italy or Spain or any other country would be well advised to draw up a will related to the country or countries in which their assets reside to ensure that it is crystal clear ...
Cavell Leitch
Recent case highlights the obligation to recognise children and outlines the effects of estrangement on any entitlement.
Hewitsons LLP
A charity worker, Julie Sayles, was ordered to pay back more than £300,000 which she had swindled from Edith Negus, a vulnerable 102 year old woman.
Withers LLP
Fancy having a lawyer, otherwise uninvolved in your case, witness your private Family law proceedings? Is the "greater" public good eclipsing the privacy of the individual? Ollie Guest suggests...
Hodge Jones & Allen LLP
Private client lawyer Nicola Waldman shares the most common ‘excuses' she hears from people procrastinating over making a will.
Withers LLP
Let's start at the beginning: What is an FDR? It is a court appointment (attendance is compulsory) for parties to seek the advice of a Judge regarding the likely outcome of the case and to try...
Hewitsons LLP
Theresa May has announced that all couples in England and Wales will be able to choose to have a civil partnership, instead of marriage, after the Supreme Court held it is unlawful that opposite sex couples don't have the same right to choose.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Have you ever considered what would happen if you die without a Will? Research suggests that most people would rather go on holiday than make a Will, but making a Will is arguably one of the most important things you can do for yourself and your family.
Clarke Willmott LLP
Statistics from the Office of National Statistics show that in 2017 there were 190,000 same sex families in the UK of which over half were co-habiting couples rather than spouses or civil partners.
Dickinson Wright PLLC
A common issue during divorce – and after divorce – involves one parent speaking poorly of the other. Many times the parent who is engaged in this unfortunate behavior does not even realize...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
In Brackeen v. Zinke, No. 4:17-cv-868-O (N.D. Tex.), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas declared that the Indian Child Welfare Act
Expatriate Law
If you are a British national who is resident in Japan, it is possible for you to divorce there, provided that you are able to satisfy the grounds for divorce.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Atos IT Solutions v Sapient Canada Inc., the Court confirmed that the "minimum performance principle" places a common law limit on expectation damages for breach of contract.
Surry Partners
Parents should document any funding arrangement of a family property purchase, to avoid the risk of a costly dispute.
Cooper Grace Ward
Estate planning practices could have significant consequences for resource compensation and conduct agreements (CCAs).
HHG Legal Group
Circumstances surrounding the entry into pre-nuptial agreements are considered when assessing their validity.
Stacks Law Firm
Creditor sues for money received by bankrupt from his late mother's superannuation fund.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
President Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Dec. 22, 2017, resulting in several significant changes to the wealth transfer tax system, effective as of Jan. 1, 2018.
Carroll & O'Dea
This article focuses on some information provision issues addressed in the new ethical guidelines on the use of ART.
Stacks Law Firm
You might want to help your children or grandchildren now, rather than leaving them your assets later, in your will.
Singh & Associates
In a recent decision of Amardeep Singh vs. Harveen Kaur, the apex court had a chance to interpret the law regarding mandatory ‘cooling off' period ...
Vaish Associates Advocates
A Will is made for disposition of property according to the wishes of the testator, after death.
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