The bankruptcy estate is the total collection of assets that creditors must split upon the bankruptcy of a debtor person or corporation. It is often less than the total amount of the bankrupt person’s debts but splitting it fairly among all creditors is an integral part of the bankruptcy system.
Litigation can be a time consuming process. Sometimes, during the course of a lawsuit, the situation may change and the plaintiff may have reason to withdraw the lawsuit. This may be because the parties may have reached an agreement out of court or maybe the plaintiff no longer wants to invest time or money in continuing the litigation. In circumstances such as these, the plaintiff is entitled to withdraw the litigation at any time before the judgment becomes final.
These days the practice of couples living together and acting as if they were married, without filing a registration of marriage, has increased. This type of relationship is called a “common law marriage.” Common law marriages in Japan come with all of the same responsibilities that a “real” marriage does, including the duty to live together, help one another and remain faithful.
When information on a foreign national’s residence card becomes out-of-date, it is the foreign national’s duty to report the change to the local ward office or immigration office. Most information should be reported to the relevant office within 14 days, although there are some exceptions. Changes to address should be reported to the ward office, while other changes, such as nationality, name or gender should be reported to the immigration office.