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Australia
Logie Smith Lanyon
If you die without a will, the government decides who shares your estate and who will be responsible for managing it.
Holding Redlich
Ensuring that you have an up-to-date will and estate plan are essential components of personal crisis management.
Kells
A POA is necessary if you do not have the authority to manage your own affairs or to make your own financial decisions.
HHG Legal Group
What is negative equity? Important considerations, how it can affect family law & deceased estate legal proceedings.
Mellor Olsson Lawyers
Legal Personal Representatives must exercise caution before making distributions to ensure they do not become personally liable.
Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants
The bankruptcy of a deceased estate can provide relief for family members, so they don't have to deal with the creditors.
Canada
Lawyers Financial
There are two ways to purchase life insurance. You can pay-as-you-go, like when you rent. Or you can pay in full and own the policy forever, like buying a home. Your Lawyers Financial Advisor can...
Clark Wilson LLP
At the outset of this article, I acknowledge that my experience with this pandemic will be different from many of yours.
Pallett Valo LLP
"If you buy in Registry, you get to die in Registry", as Jeffrey Lem (Ontario's Director of Titles) is prone to quoting as the general rule applicable here.
Clark Wilson LLP
The BC Legislature has not been in session for most of the time spanning the COVID-19 pandemic and the provincial state of emergency (the state of emergency was declared on March 18 and the...
MLT Aikins LLP
Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, was introduced in the Alberta Legislature and passed first reading on June 18, 2020.
Miller Thomson LLP
British Columbia introduced legislation on June 22, 2020, to enable courts to accept electronic wills and to permit the remote witnessing of wills.
McLennan Ross LLP
On June 18, 2020, the Government of Alberta introduced Bill 24, the COVID-19 Pandemic Response Statutes Amendment Act, 2020 ("Bill 24").
Rotfleisch & Samulovitch P.C.
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced all industries to reevaluate how they do day-to-day business.
Cayman Islands
Appleby
On 14 February 2020, the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands, the Honourable Anthony Smellie QC (CJ), delivered written reasons in the matter of AA v BB & Colin Shaw (amicus curiae)1.
China
Lawson Lundell LLP
In February 2020, we published the third in a series of articles that explore the value of family offices for high-net-worth Chinese families. In this fourth article...
Lawson Lundell LLP
2020年2月,我们发表了关于家族办公室对高净值中国家族的价值的系列文章中的第三篇。在这第四篇文章中,我们将概述高净值家族在建立家族办
Cyprus
G. Vrikis & Associates LLC
Although it is not mandatory to create a will in Cyprus, it is nevertheless recommended in order to avoid any misunderstandings and complications, especially in regard to immovable property.
Guernsey
Ogier
Making a will takes thought and care but it does not need to be complex or time-consuming. Ogier's online service is providing Channel Islanders with a simple and accessible way to prepare a draft.
Collas Crill
In the Bailiwick of Guernsey, the Ecclesiastical Court has overseen the proving of Wills and issuing of letters of administration - known collectively as "Grants of Representations" - for centuries.
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