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Australia
Gilchrist Connell
The testator, who had a history of delusions and hallucinations, had enough testamentary capacity when making his will.
Swaab
Article looks at five significant life events that should prompt you to review and update your estate planning.
HHG Legal Group
An EPG allows you (appointor) to choose a person (guardian) to make personal, lifestyle and medical decisions for you.
Cooper Grace Ward
A testamentary trust is established under a will, so does not come into effect until after the death of the will-maker.
Canada
Miller Thomson LLP
In Ontario, if an individual dies without a valid will, their estate will pass in accordance with the laws of intestacy, which are set out in the Succession Law Reform Act, R.S.O. 1990,...
McKercher LLP
Have you ever wondered what happens to a person's property when he or she passes away without having a valid Will?
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
As new trust reporting and disclosure rules come into force for 2021, the New Year will see wills, trusts and estates lawyers grappling with how the changes impact their practice...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
The unfortunate reality is that when it comes to incapable persons, and the Ontario processes to deal with disputes and rights enforcement for them, none of the available processes are without flaws.
India
Vaish Associates Advocates
According to section 2(f) of the Indian Succession Act, 1925 Probate refers to a copy of the will that is certified by the seal of a court of competent jurisdiction.
New Zealand
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Explanation of enduring powers of attorney & how & when they can be useful.
Turkey
Kavlak Law Firm
Heritage is one of the main assurances of right of property, it provides and secures continuity of private property.
UK
Wrigleys Solicitors
The last year or so has seen a number of changes for the Probate Registry with the closure of some sub-registries, the threat of more closures, a new computer system and the possible...
Wrigleys Solicitors
Good news for those who will potentially inherit more, but, the reality is that the Government rules rarely operate in the way people expect.
Hewitsons LLP
When Sarah Weisz's husband died, his Will gave her only his share in their matrimonial home, and that was subject to a mortgage.
Hewitsons LLP
If you have not made a Will and die unexpectedly, your estate would be subject to the intestacy rules.
Hewitsons LLP
Since 31 December 2019, opposite-sex couples have been able to enter into civil partnerships P) in England and Wales. Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to follow suit soon.
United Arab Emirates
STA Law Firm
The United Arab Emirates Law of inheritance is very broad. It is suitable for not only Muslims but can be applied to inheritance cases involving people of any religion and nationality.
United States
Shipman & Goodwin LLP
Federal legislation known as the "SECURE Act" (the "Act") was signed into law on December 20, 2019. The Act makes substantial changes to the rules governing IRAs and other qualified plans.
Ward and Smith, P.A.
The SECURE Act is effective for distributions relating to the death of a participant in a qualified retirement plan or IRA owner on or after January 1, 2020.
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
A Deed of Transfer is a legal document that shows proof of ownership to an immovable property.
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