What are some Pre Court Dispute Resolution Processes?

The most common form of dispute resolution process before resorting to Court proceedings is mediation. Mediation is also often required by the Courts after proceedings are initiated, to try to get the parties to resolve or narrow the issues in dispute before a hearing...

What Happens to Your Inheritance When You Separate

Are inheritances a marital asset required to be shared with your spouse post-separation? Many people are unsure how an inheritance will be treated if they separate from their marital partner. Recently a client asked me whether a potential future inheritance would have...

Contesting A Will – What Do You Need To Know?

What is the difference between challenging a Will and contesting a Will? Challenging a Will is different to contesting a Will. Challenging a Will means bringing a case alleging that the Will is not valid, for example that it was executed improperly or under duress, or...

Business and Personal Debt Recovery Options

Letters of demand A lawyer’s letter of demand is the first step if you have a debt that is going unpaid. Usually, the cost of issuing such a letter will not be high, however if the debtor disregards the demand you will have to take further action as detailed below....

Estate Planning & Will Preparation – A Checklist

There are many reasons to have a Will in place. Many people are prompted by events such as buying a property, getting married or having children, or getting divorced – all great reasons to have a Will in place. Bear in mind that if you marry, your existing Will...

Bankruptcy or Insolvency Agreements – What Are Your Options?

What are the effects of declaring bankruptcy and when may bankruptcy be the right choice for you? People with large debts which may have been incurred as a result of a failed business venture or due to consumer spending on credit cards do need to consider whether in...

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