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When a person dies having made a will, their personal estate is transferred to their personal representatives and thereafter to the person, or people, who have been named as beneficiaries...
In most cases, a marriage represents the joining of two families, rather than simply the two individuals who take vows. It is perhaps unsurprising therefore that the ...
Few areas of our lives have been unaffected by the ripple effects of the pandemic and relationships are no exception. Health and financial worries are well-known stressors on any marriage, ...
Several events that occur during many of our lives should be considered reminders for us to review our estate planning documents. Three such events are marriage, births and the transfer of...
Cayman Islands
Collas Crill
As a longstanding wills and estate practitioner I have encountered many homemade wills. I have yet to be impressed with any that have come across my desk, and that includes those cheap ‘fill in the blank' template wills found online.
Offshore courts have considerable experience in giving directions to trustees faced with a joinder order issued by a foreign family court seeking to exercise its variation jurisdiction...
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
A bundle of eight Bills is currently under assessment by the Parliament's legal committee, whose enactment into law would see a fundamental change in Cyprus's Family Law.
Michael Kyprianou Advocates & Legal Consultants
What happens if the administrator of an estate spends not only a particular amount of money but in fact spends all the money belonging to the estate, prior to the completion of the administration procedure and ...
Hong Kong
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
In the popular Netflix movie, Fatherhood, Kevin Hart plays a widowed father, setting out to raise his daughter on his own.
Withers LLP
Around one in four divorces now involve a dispute over an animal and things can get messy, as the high-profile wrangle between Jennifer Aniston and her former husband Justin Theroux over their four dogs has shown.
Carey Olsen
Under Jersey's customary law rules, the heirs of an estate traditionally have a period of year and a day from the deceased's death or the date of the grant of probate or letters of administration...
When someone dies, executors or administrators are tasked with the distribution of the estate in accordance with the deceased's will or, if the deceased died without leaving a will, following the rules relating to an intestate succession.
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.
CMS Pasquier Ciulla Marquet Pastor Svara & Gazo
Law No. 1.448 of 28 June 2017 on private international law, published in the Journal of Monaco on 7 July 2017, substantially modified the rules of conflict of laws and jurisdictions existing before the reform.
United Arab Emirates
Hassan Elhais
In the recent changes, a new decree-law on Personal status for non-Muslims in the emirate of Abu Dhabi has been enacted (hereinafter "New Decree").
Hassan Elhais
The federal law number 3 of 2016 on child rights (also known as the 'Wadeema law' or 'UAE child protection law') was enacted in the UAE in order to ensure that all children in the UAE...
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...
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