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Mauritius
AXIS Fiduciary Ltd
Preserving wealth across generations is a daunting challenge that is further exacerbated by factors like family disputes, creditors, taxation, bad investments, and prodigals.
Nigeria
J-K Gadzama LLP
Private Client Comparative Guide for the jurisdiction of Nigeria, check out our comparative guides section to compare across multiple countries
Fred-Young & Evans
Upon the death of a person, it is only the authorized next-of-kin or legal representatives of the deceased that can be appointed as administrators to manage the Estate of the deceased and take steps to bind the Estate.
South Africa
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Getting married is an exciting journey for any couple seeking to spend the rest of their lives together. However, not every marriage has a happy ending, and one needs to be prepared...
Schoemanlaw Inc.
South Africa is a country wherein the right to freedom and security is protected by the Constitution.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
When someone whom we love passes away, the last thing the family needs is stress about the division of the deceased's estate. In many cases, the deceased passes away intestate (without a will) and ...
Adams & Adams
We often read or hear stories on social media or from friends about fathers of children born out of wedlock finding it difficult to assert and exercise their parental rights and responsibilities.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
We currently live in very unpredictable times in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. South Africa enforced strict lockdown regulations on 27 March 2020...
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Settlement agreements (also referred to as consent papers) are often entered into between parties in divorce proceedings as a means to ensure the parties part ways amicably and to avoid any long and drawn-out court proceedings.
Schoemanlaw Inc.
Among many African communities polygamy is a very common traditional marriage practice. Polygamy is divided into polyandry and polygyny. Polyandry is defined as a form of polygamy in...
United Arab Emirates
Hassan Elhais
The UAE Personal Status Law defines ‘inheritance' as ‘the imperative devolution of the property and financial rights upon the death of their owner to those deserving' (Article 313).
Hassan Elhais
Abduction in legal terms refers to ‘taking a person away by means of persuasion, fraud, or force'. It can also be an act of unlawful interference with a family relationship, such as the taking of...
Hassan Elhais
Infidelity is one of the grounds for divorce and in fact it remains one of the major grounds for filing for divorce. That said, however, much depends on how infidelity can be proven before the courts.
Hassan Elhais
Divorce is not an easy process to go through as a family. However, sometimes divorce becomes a necessity for the couple, as they may have reached the crossroads in their marriage and it might...
Hassan Elhais
Divorce process in the UAE allows for meditation steps before proceeding with litigation. The UAE Court system, in fact, requires meditation as an essential and mandatory procedure that the parties...
Hassan Elhais
The right answer to this question is to ensure that you have a registered will at hand so that your wishes are protected as per the UAE inheritance law.
Hassan Elhais
Divorce by mutual consent can be best understood as the legal process by which both the husband and wife mutually agree for divorce and, therefore, would like to terminate the marriage as per agreed terms.
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
BSA corporate associate Bradley Moran has recently been approved as a DIFC Will Draftsman.
Zimbabwe
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
In the previous article on family trusts a lot of questions have been asked by various individuals. These were questions arising from areas which were not comprehensively articulated in that article.
ChimwaMurombe Legal Practice
Adultery is voluntary sexual relations between a party who is legally married and a person who is not their spouse.
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