Family Law

Surviving Spouse: Know Your Rights

In the event of the death of a married person, the surviving spouse may find himself or herself the owner of the usufruct of the deceased’s property. Whether it results from the law, a will or a donation of future property, this usufruct can also be transformed into a life annuity. We tell you more. 

Will: Anticipating Your Succession (Part 2)

This post is a continuation of Will: Anticipating Your Succession (Part 1). Lately, we have gone through the following: – Will: anticipating one’s succession – Why make a will? – The authentic will – Other forms of will We will now cover: – Will: instructions for use – A will with…

Settling an Inheritance Without a Notary

Summary Step 1: Determine if a notary is required Step 2: Search for beneficiaries Step 3: Search for creditors Step 4: Obtain a Certificate of Heredity and Death Step 5: Take the certificates to the deceased’s bank Step 6: Report the estate received It is possible to open an estate…

FAMILY LAW (U.S.): ‘Marriages, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships’

Family law focuses on issues related to family relations and domestic relations. For instance, family-related matters such as: Marriages Marriage (matrimony/wedlock), is a vital union and commitment between two persons, namely spouses. It establishes and nurtures love, mutual support, rights, and even obligations between both parties. Children of the married couple…