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HTMLPre and Post-Nups - Signing on the Dotted Line
Jennifer Dickson; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements strive to provide certainty, predictability and clarity: they are an attempt by (usually) the wealthier spouse to limit the other's potential financial claims in the future and to avoid a messy and expensive scrap over money on the breakdown of a marriage. In...

 

HTMLChildren Come First
Elizabeth Gale; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
A consequence of the breakdown of some relationships is that one party will decide to relocate. However, where the parties have children, the issue of relocation can be an extremely contentious one. On what basis do the English courts decide whether a parent should be allowed to relocate with a...

 

HTMLThe Transparency Debate Rages On
Laura Winterbottom; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
There are two distinct schools of thought driving the transparency debate in the family courts: the approach propounded by Sir James Munby (the President of the Family Division) and Mr Justice Holman, and that endorsed by Mr Justice Mostyn.

 

HTMLDrawbacks to Berliner Testament
Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
White Paper
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 9, 2016
In cases involving a Berliner Testament (Berlin will) or spousal will, the spouses mutually appoint each other as sole heirs. This can lead to certain drawbacks, e.g. if the surviving spouse remarries.

 

HTMLNon-Disclosure in the Spotlight - Sharland v Sharland and Gohil v Gohil
Claire Blakemore, Elizabeth Gale; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
The issue of non-disclosure grabbed the headlines in autumn last year, as a result of the Supreme Court decisions in the cases of Sharland and Gohil. The issue before the Court in both cases (which were heard together) was whether fraudulent non-disclosure by two ex-husbands was significant enough...

 

HTMLThe Benefits of Arbitration in Family Law
Suzanne Kingston; Withers Bergman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2016, previously published on February 3, 2016
The Institute of Family Law Arbitration (IFLA) launched the Financial Arbitration Scheme in April 2012. This enables couples (whether married or unmarried) to have financial disputes which they are unable to resolve by agreement (whether, for example, through mediation or negotiation) determined by...

 

HTMLRenewal 2016
Hadrian N. Hatfield; Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2016, previously published on January 12, 2016
Many who work regularly with separating and/or divorcing parties, and the related family dynamics, face the challenges of stress, frustration, disappointment, dealing with high emotions, and even burn-out. It can be easy to get jaded, even cynical, after repeatedly seeing what some have described...

 

HTMLBerliner Testament Featuring Remarriage Clause
Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2016, previously published on February 2, 2016
It is possible for children who are appointed as final heirs in a Berliner Testament (Berlin will) to ultimately come away empty-handed. To afford the children greater protection, a so-called Wiederverheiratungsklausel (remarriage clause) can be inserted into the will.

 

HTMLInsolvent Estate - Heir Liable With His Assets
Michael Rainer; GRP Rainer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on February 1, 2016
Assets are not a given when it comes to an inheritance; it is also possible for the estate to include debts. If that is the case, it may make more sense to reject rather than accept the legacy.

 

HTMLNo More Algebra to Calculate Child Support?
RIGHT Lawyers;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2016, previously published on January 31, 2016
Right Lawyers develops easy to use Child Support Calculator for Nevadans. The calculators incorporates all Nevada percentages, formulas, and maximums.

 


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