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Estate Planning for the Family CottageIt’s Complicated
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • December 14 2018

Estate planning is not an easy task, as families are complicated. The general goal of most people when they are estate planning is to create fairness


Caring for Elderly Parents - Services, Promises and Rewards
  • Martelli McKegg Lawyers
  • New Zealand
  • December 13 2018

It does not follow that the child who 'stepped-up' (the 'service provider') did so because they love their parent more than,


Probate Fees
  • Boodle Hatfield
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2018

The government has controversially revived plans to increase probate fees drastically. These were dropped before last year's snap election. It is


Caveat factsheet
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 12 2018

A caveat can be entered (i.e. Lodged) at the Probate Registry to stop a Grant of Probate being issued. A Grant of Probate is a legal document that


Death of a legatee before testator - do their children take the inheritance?
  • Anthony Gold
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2018

The answer to this question depends on the wording of the will and whether section 33 of the Wills Act 1837 applies. This issue was reconsidered


Grants of Probate FAQs
  • Herrington Carmichael LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 11 2018

What is a Grant of Probate? A legal document that confirms an Executor’s authority to deal with the assets in a deceased’s est


Do you have multiple wills? Here's how a recent Ontario court decision may impact you
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • December 10 2018

If you have multiple wills, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice's recent decision in Re Milne may have an impact on your wills. "Multiple wills" are


Contentious Trust and Probate Quarterly Round-Up Autumn 2018
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • December 10 2018

The High Court has exercised its discretion under Section 57 of the Trustees Act 1925 to grant additional powers to the trustees of a settlement


Inheritances and property settlement - will you lose the inheritance to your former spouse?
  • Cooper Grace Ward
  • Australia
  • December 7 2018

Niccolò Machiavelli once famously remarked, ‘A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father, but the loss of his inheritance may drive him to


Keeping it in the family: The vital role played by family offices
  • Carey Olsen
  • Jersey
  • December 6 2018

The Lancashire proverb "clogs to clogs in three generations" is, it seems, a universal one - "shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves" in America, "rice paddies