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The Court's paramount consideration is if any proposed name change application is in the best interests of the child.
In Australia, an informal Will may be accepted by the Courts as a valid document demonstrating testamentary intention.
Courts would be willing to decline to make prop­er­ty set­tle­ment orders where it is not just and equi­table to do so.
The Family Court is will­ing to make orders for equal (or at least increased) time dur­ing a school hol­i­day peri­od.
This arti­cle explains how CGT is usu­al­ly treat­ed by the Court in fam­i­ly law prop­er­ty set­tle­ment proceedings.
Coleman Greig Lawyers
In Australia, spouses can file for a divorce after the pair have been separated for a period of no less than 12 months.
Bartier Perry
Recent case highlights power of court to dispense with important legal requirements for Wills to be properly signed and witnessed.
Stacks Law Firm
An appointment to sign a later will was not of itself evidence of an intention to adopt this will without any amendments.
Carroll & O'Dea
This article explains two FAQs about wills and superannuation benefits in an estate.
Carroll & O'Dea
Executors should be mindful of the potential implications of CGT and land tax where the estate includes the family home.
Carroll & O'Dea
The requirements for costs disclosure by all parties to family provision claims is throughout Practice Note SC EQ 7.
Carroll & O'Dea
You can seek a Court order to dispense with formal requirements for a will and admit the "informal document" to probate.
Clark Wilson LLP
The British Columbia Court of Appeal recently released its judgment in Robledano v Queano, 2019 BCCA 150 ("Robledano").
Roper Greyell LLP – Employment and Labour Lawyers
With its 2004 Campbell River decision, the BC Court of Appeal articulated the BC test for family status discrimination involving family obligations in the context of employment
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
Advisors with clients who have assets in Ontario should be aware of local probate-fee minimisation strategies.
Devry Smith Frank LLP
These agreements or orders will stipulate the arrangements for custody of the child.
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
The Supreme Court of India, in the case of Mohammed Salim vs Shamsudeen[1], has finalised the views of a number of High Courts by ruling that a child born out of the marriage of a Muslim man and Hindu woman is legitimate.
Hewitsons LLP
The price of obtaining a death certificate in England and Wales will nearly triple from 16 February 2019.
Withers LLP
The news has been highlighting the upcoming wave of initial public offerings (IPOs), and as these successful startups are preparing for their impending major liquidity event, there is tremendous buzz focused...
Pryor Cashman LLP
In an interview with Spear's, Poller said, "privacy is a huge concern to my celebrity clients.
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Blaney McMurtry LLP
Topics covered included another decision in the ongoing Residential School Settlement saga (procedural fairness), family law (unequal division of property and striking pleadings for failure to comply with disclosure order)
Clark Wilson LLP
The case of Gully v Gully, 2018 BCSC 1590 provides useful insight on a peril of putting property into joint tenancy. The decision illustrates the importance of considering the financial status...
M Mulla Associates
Let's look at a situation where a married Hindu female dies intestate leaving behind her self -acquired properties.
Blaney McMurtry LLP
In Hughes v. Liquor Control Board of Ontario, the Court affirmed a motion judge's dismissal of a proposed class action against the LCBO stemming from an agreement between the LCBO and Brewer's
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
The government has not proposed any legislation at this time, so the details of any reform remain vague.
Legalstone Solicitors LLP
The Matrimonial Causes Act, 1971 (Act 367) governs the current law on divorce in Ghana. The law provides that, a petition for divorce may be presented to the court by either party to a marriage.
Di Rosa Lawyers
The most common breach of the executor's fiduciary duty is delaying in obtaining probate or administering the estate.
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Miller Thomson LLP
In Alberta, when a married couple divorces, the way in which their property is divided is governed by the Matrimonial Property Act, RSA 2000, C.M-8, and other legislation.
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.
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