Normally, heirs to a deceased in Japan will not inherit any of the deceased’s estate until the probate process is completed. This ensures that the process is conducted correctly and each heir receives a fair distribution. However, it is possible to include language in a will that ensures an heir can immediately receive a particular asset without waiting for probate to finish.
The notary system in Japan is similar to the system of notarizing documents in foreign countries. Notaries prepare notarial deeds, attest to a private deed and attest to legal documents. When two parties sign an agreement in front of a notary, the notary can provide official proof that the parties signed the document and understood what they were signing.
The filing of a legal complaint is what starts a lawsuit in Japan. The complaint should clearly list the parties involved as well as the object and statement of the claim. The complaint describe the petitioner’s goals and evidence so, by reading the complaint, the respondent should have a full understanding of the petitioner’s case.
Spousal visas are usually granted in 3 or 5 year terms and can be renewed over and over again to allow the spouse of a Japanese national to remain in Japan for an extended period of time. However, a lot can happen in a span of 3 or 5 years and in some cases couples may decide to divorce while the foreign spouse still has time remaining on his or her spousal visa. However, even if the foreigner spouse’s visa is still valid, once the couple divorces, the foreign spouse has a responsibility to report the divorce to immigration and […]