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Wills in Kenya

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WILLS The most basic step in estate planning involves writing a will. A Will is the legal instrument that permits a person, the testator, to make decisions on how his estate will be managed and distributed after his death. It is the legal document created to provide instructions on how an individual’s property and custody of…

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Family trusts in Kenya

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TRUSTS IN ESTATE PLANNING A trust is an equitable obligation binding a person (Trustee) to deal with property over which he has control (Trust Property) either for the benefit of persons (beneficiaries) of whom he may himself be one and any one of whom may enforce the obligation.As such, a Trust can be described as an…

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Estate Planning in Kenya

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ESTATE PLANNING IN KENYA This is the process of designating who will receive your assets and handle your responsibilities after your death or incapacitation. One goal is to ensure beneficiaries receive assets in a way that minimizes estate tax, gift tax, income tax and other taxes. It involves the process of anticipating and arranging for the disposal…

202007.24
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Due diligence in Kenya

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DUE DILIGENCE At Silvana & Associates, we offer proficient, quality, timely and credible due diligence services for businesses, individuals and companies in Kenya. Due diligence involves a comprehensive appraisal of a potential business venture to reveal potential legal liabilities and fiscal feasibility of a particular transaction. It is gears towards a “know your customer/client” model…

201911.07
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Process of buying property in Kenya

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Process of buying property in Kenya Are you buying property in Kenya? Here’s what you need to know; There are two regimes of land tenure in Kenya Freehold property- This gives the owner of the title absolute ownership of the property and does not attract ground rent.  Leasehold property- This confers to the owner a…

201910.16
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Summary of Employment Laws in Kenya

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SUMMARY OF EMPLOYMENT LAWS IN KENYA The legal framework governing employment relations in Kenya composes of;  The Constitution of Kenya  The Employment Act  The Labour Relations Act  The Labour Institutions Act  Occupational Health and Safety Act  Work Injury Benefits Act THE CONSTITUTION OF KENYAArticle 41 entitles every worker to…

201910.15
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Power of Attorney in Kenya

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In this article we will cover;  What is a power of attorney in Kenya Who issues a Power of attorney in Kenya What are the requirements to issue a Power of Attorney in Kenya? Can we help get a Power of Attorney? How can i legalize my power of Attorney? What is a Power of…

201910.15
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Certificate of no Impediment to Marriage in Kenya

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Certificate of No impediment to Marriage in Kenya In this article we will cover the following: What is a certificate of non impediment to Marriage in Kenya Who issues the Certificate of No Impediment to Marriage in Kenya? What documents are required to issue the Certificate of no impediment to marriage in Kenya? What is…

201807.18
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Notary Public services in Kenya

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Who is a notary public? Notaries Public are licensed under the Notaries Act Cap 17 Laws of Kenya. In Kenya, a notary public is also required to be an advocate. It states; “The Chief Justice may, by instrument under his hand, appoint any advocate to perform within Kenya the functions and duties commonly performed by…

201807.18
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Legal audit in Kenya

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In Legal Audit we meet with companies, individual enterprises, partnerships, corporations, and other types of organizations to discuss strategic plans and objectives, review key documents and records, and analyze and identify current and their projected legal needs. The legal audit also lays the groundwork for the establishment of an ongoing legal compliance and prevention program…