A question that often arises is what happens to a person’s maintenance obligations when they pass away. In this article, we have a look at what the legal position is regarding maintenance in the event of death.
When getting married a common option for couples is to select getting married out of community of property with the accrual system. This requires an antenuptial contract to be drawn up by a notary. But what happens if one of the spouses wishes to also in the antenuptial contract exclude the right to claim maintenance should they get divorced. Is that at all enforceable?
A term often encountered in estate planning but generally not always that well understood, is the “massing” of estates. In this article we take a look at what is meant by “massing” and when it makes sense to use massing in estate planning.