Tag Archive: court

Character Assassination in Family Law

  • January 31, 2013

According to popular opinion, the bubonic “black plague” which ravaged and ultimately killed between 30 and 60% of the European population in the late 1340’s was caused and spread by the rats living in those areas at that time. Scientific investigation however, shows that the disease was never in the rats but instead carried by…

Paternity Issues and Child Support

  • June 29, 2012

Following the breakdown of a relationship, any parent who retains the care of a child under the age of 18 years is entitled to receive financial support from the child’s other biological parent to assist with the day to day cost of living.  These payments are assessed and child support assessments can add up to…

Wills and the rules of construction – Gifts of Property

  • April 2, 2012

As is often the case with poorly drafted wills, the Court is left to make an order as to the intention of the testator in circumstances where the testator is no longer able to give evidence. As a result, the Court has over the years developed various rules that are used in the construction of…