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HHG Legal Group
The presumption taken by the courts is that every adult person (18+) has legal capacity to make their own decisions.
Swaab Attorneys
When parties separate, whether married or de facto, the same laws apply in relation to the division of their property.
Carroll & O'Dea
Disputes over super payments could be avoided if the deceased had nominated a beneficiary with each of the super funds.
Stacks Law Firm
It is important to know that a decree of nullity is relatively rare and does not dissolve a marriage like divorce does.
Cooper Grace Ward
The Succession Act 1981 (Qld) was amended to change the impact of de facto relationships on Wills and estate disputes.
Kott Gunning
A de-facto relationship is defined by section 13A of the Interpretation Act 1984 (WA) as a "marriage-like" relationship.
WeirFoulds LLP
Over the past year, the Court of Appeal for Ontario has released a number of decisions which consider the application of limitation periods in trusts and estates litigation.
WeirFoulds LLP
WeirFoulds Partner Clare Burns co-authored an article in The Lawyer's Daily providing some useful tips on how estate practitioners can deal with unusual assets.
Mills & Mills LLP
As I have noted in my previous blog entries, the law can be slow to catch up to changes in family structures.
McLennan Ross LLP
Proposed tax amendments have significantly limited options available for dealing with shares of private corporations in estates. Executors may now need to take active steps to trigger losses...
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The BC Court of Appeal decision in Winstanley v. Winstanley, 2017 BCCA 265, was released July 17, 2017.
Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP
The decision in the precedent-setting case of Devore-Thompson v. Poulain, 2017 BCSC 1289, was released July 24, 2017. It marks the first reported case in British Columbia in which the Court...
O’Sullivan Law
A current trend in the increasingly expensive Canadian housing market is parents helping children or grandchildren and their spouses with a down payment or mortgage on a first home.
ERP Lawyers
The Costa Rican Commerce Code is one of the most evolved regulations in our Civil Law
Boccadutri International Law Firm
While the protection of minors remains unchanged, their support, the right to collect a periodic amount, to provide for your own necessities, are not discounted.
Guzeloglu Attorneys-at-law
Evlilik birliğinin temelinden sarsılmış olması nedeni ile boşanma davası açılabilmesi için iki olgunun gerçekleşmesi gerekmektedir.
Rubert & Partners (In association with United Advocates)
The divorce of expatriates in the UAE before the UAE Courts may be regulated by the law of the United Arab Emirates or by the personal law of marriage.
Hassan Elhais
A man kidnapped his daughter and brought her to Dubai after losing custody of the 5-year-old to his ex-wife in their home country, the Personal Status Court was told.
Katz & Stefani, LLC
Does it matter when you file for divorce? Yes, in a divorce case involving maintenance, the filing date of a Petition for Dissolution of Marriage in Illinois may impact the term of the maintenance award.
Miles & Stockbridge
The State argued that being named on birth certificates is not a benefit of marriage, but rather a device meant only to record biological parentage.
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Fred-Young & Evans
The Childs Right Act, 2003 provides for adoption of a child in Nigeria.
Link Legal India Law Services
On account of certain distinctive qualities bestowed upon women by nature, the law makers across the globe have been witnessed to implement certain special protections and benefits...
SKP Business Consulting LLP
The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (Act) received the assent of the President on 27 March 2017 and is notified with effect from 28 March 2017.
O’Sullivan Law
Clients who've headed south for the winter may be looking at buying a U.S. vacation home.
There is a great deal of media coverage at the moment about the crisis in Family Court. Access to justice is a major concern for individuals who find themselves faced with a family dispute of some kind, and many people have nowhere to turn but the courts.
Katz & Stefani, LLC
When getting a divorce, you should be certain to discuss with your accountant the various tax issues that need to be considered.
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
This article provides an analysis of the roles, duties and responsibilities of a karta in a HUF in light of a landmark verdict delivered by the Delhi High Court which established that the eldest female member of the family can be a karta in a HUF.
HHG Legal Group
They generally spell out the agreement reached between a couple as to their finances, and the division of their assets.
Katz & Stefani, LLC
The practice of family law can be extremely difficult. When couples are involved in the divorce process they are experiencing the worst crisis of their lives.
Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Welcome to the 18th issue of the Blakes Pensions Newsletter. This newsletter provides a summary of recent jurisprudential developments that affect pensions and benefits and is not intended to be legal advice.
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