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Stacks Law Firm
The transgender daughter argued that the deceased owed her a moral duty to provide for her maintenance and support.
Kells
The new electronic witnessing provisions will now expire at the end of 2021, but these reforms may be made permanent.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
If there is no body, estate assets can remain frozen for years until a Court order declares the missing person dead.
Holding Redlich
This case is a reminder of the risk of a family provision claim, even when there is a surviving spouse and parent.
Kott Gunning
The Family Provision Act 1972 protects stepchildren's rights to apply for provision from a deceased step-parent's estate.
Holding Redlich
Important changes to enduring powers of attorney & advance health directives in Qld will come into place on 30 November 2020.
Bennett & Philp Lawyers
It is recommended that you read the new guides carefully before making or replacing an EPA or Advance Health Directive.
Kells
The time to commence proceedings to contest a Will in NSW is usually 12 months from the date of the deceased's death.
Bahamas
Lennox Paton
A second home in The Bahamas has been a highly sought-after commodity for international buyers from time immemorial.
Lennox Paton
This article considers the tax consequences of transferring Bahamian real property held by a company for estate planning purposes.
Canada
Minden Gross LLP
Dr. Dre is an American rapper and his solo debut studio album in 1992, The Chronic, made him one of the best-selling American music artists of 1993 and earned him a Grammy.
Fogler, Rubinoff LLP
In what is becoming a familiar refrain, the Ontario government has once again extended the time for Wills and Powers of Attorney...
McInnes Cooper
Without proper planning, your wishes may go unfulfilled, your estate will likely pay more, and ultimately, your beneficiaries get less.
Fasken
Early in 2020, the Ministry of the Attorney General introduced changes to modernize the operation of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice ("Court") throughout the province...
Aird & Berlis LLP
At this difficult time, with all of us isolated for so long and the constant threat of contracting COVID-19 ever present, the members of the Aird & Berlis Estates ...
McLennan Ross LLP
Making a plan for the storm when the weather is still good is the fundamental basis of estate planning and business succession planning. It allows everyone involved to set out their intentions, ...
O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers LLP
A few weeks ago, Google reported an increase in the number of searches on how to apply for Canadian residency and citizenship.
Clark Wilson LLP
Estate planning requires a delicate balancing of interests – you want to ensure that your loved ones are taken care of, but you also want to give to a cause that is meaningful to you.
Cayman Islands
Walkers
To say 2020 has been a challenging year for many would be an understatement. The onset of COVID-19 saw significant hardships for millions of people globally and the economic impacts continue
Walkers
The Cayman Islands has long been known and trusted by Chinese nationals as a jurisdiction to establish corporate and fund vehicles for outbound business investments from China or Hong Kong.
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