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Coleman Greig Lawyers
The Court has a wide discretion in deciding occupation orders for separated couples who cannot share the family home.
Kells
Depending on the outcome of a paternity test, a court can make a conclusive declaration as to the child's parentage.
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.
Carroll & O'Dea
Judge places weight on medical evidence in case involving a request to revoke the appointment of the Trustee as manager of 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.
China
Withers LLP
The long-expected Civil Code of the People's Republic of China (" Civil Code ") has been passed by the 13th National People's Congress (" NPC ")
Hong Kong
Gall
Kajal Aswani and Chantelle Woo have written an article on cross-border divorce and disputes relating to child custody for Hong Kong Economic Times – TOPick...
Gall
Planning to have a small ceremony here and another one overseas? Here's what you need to know…
Gall
Hong Kong, with its colonial connection to the United Kingdom before the 1997 handover, continues to be a popular city for British expatriates to come to explore opportunities.
Gall
Upon divorce, the Hong Kong Court has the power to make orders for financial provision between spouses. In making such orders...
Gall
Dealing with the breakdown of a relationship is never easy.
Gall
Since early 2020, the world has been experiencing an unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic which is affecting many aspects of people's lives, including travelling plans...
India
Rajani Associates
I want to transfer my property equally between my three daughters.
Khaitan & Co
On 11 August 2020, a three-judge Bench of the Hon'ble Supreme Court delivered a landmark ruling in Vineeta Sharma v Rakesh Sharma and Ors, Civil Appeal No 32601 of 2018, affirming the equal rights of daughters to coparcenary property.
New Zealand
Cavell Leitch
A recent High Court case shows the difficulties of deciding what indicates whether a de facto relationship exists.
Cavell Leitch
Under New Zealand law, a person's Will will be automatically revoked upon marriage (or if entering into a civil union).
Cavell Leitch
Determining which party is entitled to retain the engagement ring will depend on the specific facts of each case.
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