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Distribution of assets after death.
Probate is the judicial process whereby a will is "proved" in a court of law and accepted as a valid public document that is the true last testament of the deceased, or whereby the estate is settled according to the laws of intestacy in the state of residence [or real property] of the deceased at time of death in the absence of a legal will.
The granting of probate is the first step in the legal process of administering the estate of a deceased person, resolving all claims and distributing the deceased person's property under a will. A probate court decides the legal validity of a testator's (deceased person's) will and grants its approval, also known as granting probate, to the executor. The probated will then become a legal instrument that may be enforced by the executor in the law courts if necessary. A probate also officially appoints the executor (or personal representative), generally named in the will, as having legal power to dispose of the testator's assets in the manner specified in the testator's will. However, through the probate process, a will may be contested.
Buying a property.
In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of real property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien. A typical conveyancing transaction has two major phases: the exchange of contracts (when equitable interests are created) and completion (also called settlement, when legal title passes and equitable rights merge with the legal title).
Terminating a marriage.
Divorce, also known as dissolution of marriage, is the process of terminating a marriage or marital union. Divorce usually entails the cancelling or reorganizing of the legal duties and responsibilities of marriage, thus dissolving the bonds of matrimony between a married couple under the rule of law of the particular country or state.
Divorce laws vary considerably around the world, but in most countries, divorce requires the sanction of a court or other authority in a legal process, which may involve issues of distribution of property, child custody, alimony (spousal support), child visitation/access, parenting time, child support, and division of debt. In most countries, monogamy is required by law, so divorce allows each former partner to marry another person.
Distribution of assets after death.
A will or testament is a legal document that expresses a person's (testator) wishes as to how their property (estate) is to be distributed after their death and as to which person (executor) is to manage the property until its final distribution. For the distribution (devolution) of property not determined by a will, see inheritance and intestacy.
Pre-trial summons application.
Summonses are applications made by parties in an action usually prior to Set Down or Trial.
Such applications are generally interlocutory in nature and can be heard ex parte (with no other parties being served with the application) or inter partes (with one or more parties being served with the application.
Personal Protection Order (PPO)
Court order to protect against threats or violence.
A Personal Protection Order (PPO) is a court order to stop threats or violence against you. A PPO can help protect you from someone who is threatening, hurting, harassing, or stalking you.
You can get a PPO if you have a reasonable fear for your personal liberty or safety.
Power of Attorney / Lasting Power of Attorney
Allow someone to look after your interests if you lose your mental capacity.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is only effective when you lose your mental capacity, and it is a creation of the Mental Capacity Act to allow an adult with the requisite mental capacity to chose his Donee or Attorney to make certain decisions upon him losing his mental capacity.
A Power of Attorney only allows your Donee or Attorney to act within the powers given by you thereunder to act on your behalf when you still have your mental capacity. When you lose your mental capacity or die, the powers granted under the Power of Attorney shall be invalid or ineffective.
Usually, it is a matter of trust that the Donor places on each Donee to act in his or her best interest. If the Donor is comfortable with any Donee making decisions on his or her behalf, then he or she should select the mode “jointly and severally”.
It is ultimately a matter of choice for the Donor to decide.
Holding property, money or assets on behalf of someone else.
A trust is a three-party fiduciary relationship in which the first party, the trustor or settlor, transfers ("settles") a property (often but not necessarily a sum of money) upon the second party (the trustee) for the benefit of the third party, the beneficiary.
Typically for a change of name.
A deed poll (plural: deeds poll or deed polls) is a legal document binding only to a single person or several persons acting jointly to express an active intention. It is, strictly speaking, not a contract because it binds only one party and expresses an intention instead of a promise.
The most common use is a name change through a deed of change of name (often referred to simply as a deed poll).