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Bartier Perry
Trustees should be aware of benefits of DNA testing to resolve inheritance disputes or estate administration problems.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
Very few people seem to have actually considered how they would like their remains to be disposed of after their death.
Carroll & O'Dea
Issues of blended families, parents with children from a previous relationship or marriage, are common in estate matters.
Our clients ask about it all the time: forced heirship. Understanding what it is and how to plan accordingly is a critical part of succession planning.
Shareholders in BVI companies risk making the probate and estates process more lengthy, divisive and costly when they die by not making a formal BVI will, says estates expert Fraser Allister.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Much has been written in recent years about the role of the "trusted advisor".
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Margaret O'Sullivan explains why parents are choosing to wait longer to give children their inheritance.
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
In our last article in this series, we talked about some of the tax and non-tax-related considerations that may arise when an estate has foreign executors or other legal representatives.
Where a person has died and left assets in the Cayman Islands, it is not possible to deal with those assets without first obtaining a grant of representation from the relevant local Court.
Legislative amendments to the Cayman Islands' Trusts Law have been passed and are expected to take effect shortly.
Arnone & Sicomo
Italian succession is based upon the Will, namely a revocable act, by which the Testator makes decisions on how his/her estate will be managed after his/her death (article 587 of the Italian Civil Code).
Baer & Karrer
Trusts werden heute vermehrt auch im kontinental-europäischen Rechtsraum verwendet. Sie können etwa dazu dienen, den Bestand eines Unternehmens unabhängig davon abzusichern, ob Erben vorhanden sind.
DAC Beachcroft LLP
New guidance has just been issued by the Department of Health which has the potential to revolutionise the ownership of NHS Property Services Limited and Community Health Partnership owned property on NHS Trust estates.
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
Recent research from the insurer Royal London found more than half of the UK adult population has not made a will, and a quarter of those have no intention of making one. Death, it seems, remains something of a taboo subject in the UK
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
Do you have a loved one who recently passed away and you are concerned that their will or trust was procured by undue influence?
Holland & Knight
With the aging population and signs that elder abuse is on the rise, it seems that now is a time to provide a reminder of some red flags that could alert you to the suffering of your client.
Eide Bailly LLP
The IRS Section 7520 rate will remain at 2.8% for June.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
As a general rule, it is advisable to revisit your estate plan every few years, or if some major change occurs in your personal circumstances or in applicable law. Recent historic changes to the tax law warrant revisiting your estate plan now.
Eide Bailly LLP
There are many ways to use lifetime gifts as a strategy to minimize or eliminate potential gift and estate tax liability.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Why avoid probate? It is a time consuming, public process, with significant legal expense involved.
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S.P.A. Ajibade & Co.
In Nigeria, the Probate Registry of most States is where all the activities relating to obtaining legal instruments to facilitate the legal administration and management of estates take place.
Carroll & O'Dea
Issues of blended families, parents with children from a previous relationship or marriage, are common in estate matters.
Bartier Perry
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Clark Wilson LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently released its judgment in Robledano v Queano, 2019 BCCA 150 ("Robledano").
Clark Wilson LLP
The recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Quaggiotto v Quaggiotto, 2019 ONCA 107 ("Quaggiotto") helps to clarify the level of knowledge courts expect a will-maker
Proskauer Rose LLP
The April § 7520 rate for use with estate planning techniques such as CRTs, CLTs, QPRTs and GRATs is 3.0%, which is a decrease from the March rate of 3.2%.
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