Mondaq Offshore: Family and Matrimonial
Bahamas Financial Services Board
The Bahamas Financial Services Board attended the annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Caribbean Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados May 7th -9th under the theme "Fast Forward ...
Marshall Diel & Myers
The starting point is the Marriage Act 1944.
Marshall Diel & Myers
Common law marriage is a term that has often been used to define the relationship between two people who are living together but have not legally formalised their relationship by a legal ceremony of marriage.
Harneys
The BVI Government has passed new rules governing applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration.
Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever received spam emails from a friend who has passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of a deceased schoolmate's birthday?
Field LLP
The New Rules are substantially similar to the Surrogate Rules, but not an exact copy. For example, the New Rules allow for a summary process with for administering small estates with a net value less than $35,000.
HSM Chambers
On the 23rd of February 2018 the Grand Court issued a judgement which set out the current legal test for mental capacity in the Cayman Islands.
ISOLAS
The Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Act 2018 came into operation on Monday 23rd April 2018, making provision for lasting powers of attorneys, advance decisions ...
Withers LLP
The controversial topic of surrogacy has again hit the headlines recently with the story of the Japanese billionaire who has fathered 13 children through Thai surrogate mothers.
DQ Advocates
Many people are guilty of leaving the making of their Will to the bottom of their "to do" pile. However, drafting a Will is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that you protect your loved ones...
DQ Advocates
Crociani v Crociani: A bitter family dispute was finally brought to an end after 5 years following the Royal Court of Jersey's finding in favour of daughter Cristiana who alleged a series of breaches...
DQ Advocates
The long anticipated engagement of HRH Prince Harry and Rachel Meghan Markle was announced by Clarence House via Twitter on Monday morning with the couple being at the centre of a media frenzy ever since.
Ogier
A law has been passed in Jersey to enable people to to validly execute legal documents, such as a Will and a Power of Attorney, when they aren't physically capable of signing their name ...
Baker & Partners
We last discussed this issue in April 2015 following the case of Cooper-Hohn (2014) where one spouse, persuaded the Court of Appeal in England and Wales that their contribution to the finances of the marriage amounted to a "special contribution" so as to justify the Court making an order giving that spouse 64% of the matrimonial assets on divorce.
KPMG Luxembourg
Anyone in a family business knows that succession is a huge issue
Al Tamimi & Company
Any expatriates living in the UAE are unaware that in the absence of a formal Will recognised under the UAE legal system, the process of transferring ownership of their local real estate ...
BSA Ahmad Bin Hezeem & Associates LLP
Les questions d'héritage en cas de décès est l'appréhension ultime des citoyens de l'Union européenne résidents aux Emirats arabes unis (EAU),...
STA Law Firm
12 November 2017. His Highness Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum has implemented Law Number 15 of 2017 on inheritance...
Hassan Elhais
Many family law cases in the United Arab Emirates follow Federal Law No. 28 of the year 2005 (UAE Personal Affairs Law)...
Hassan Elhais
After the witnesses have made their statements in the Family Court, there is usually one more hearing after that in order to allow both the parties to comment on the statements of the witnesses.
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Crowe Soberman LLP
Have you ever received spam emails from a friend who has passed away? Or been reminded by Facebook of a deceased schoolmate's birthday?
Field LLP
The New Rules are substantially similar to the Surrogate Rules, but not an exact copy. For example, the New Rules allow for a summary process with for administering small estates with a net value less than $35,000.
Ogier
A law has been passed in Jersey to enable people to to validly execute legal documents, such as a Will and a Power of Attorney, when they aren't physically capable of signing their name ...
Bahamas Financial Services Board
The Bahamas Financial Services Board attended the annual Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Caribbean Conference in Bridgetown, Barbados May 7th -9th under the theme "Fast Forward ...
Al Tamimi & Company
Any expatriates living in the UAE are unaware that in the absence of a formal Will recognised under the UAE legal system, the process of transferring ownership of their local real estate ...
ISOLAS
The Lasting Powers of Attorney and Capacity Act 2018 came into operation on Monday 23rd April 2018, making provision for lasting powers of attorneys, advance decisions ...
DQ Advocates
Many people are guilty of leaving the making of their Will to the bottom of their "to do" pile. However, drafting a Will is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that you protect your loved ones...
Withers LLP
The controversial topic of surrogacy has again hit the headlines recently with the story of the Japanese billionaire who has fathered 13 children through Thai surrogate mothers.
Ogier
For shares in a BVI company held personally or via a nominee arrangement, such shares will be effectively frozen upon the passing away of individual shareholders.
Simcocks
Cohabitation agreements can be useful for couples who live together but are not married.
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