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October 1, 2022
A Will v. a Lasting Power of Attorney
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Lasting Power of Attorney
Wills and Estates
As a person paces along the path of his life, he, naturally, begins to ponder what he should do in order to protect his assets and ensure that they reach his relatives after he is gone. At the same time, he sometimes fears what will happen if his relatives have to take care of him […]
August 21, 2022
Yes. There is a difference between a notarial signature lying down or sitting
Notarial signature verification
Notarial Powers of Attorney
Notarial wills and testaments
An article dealing with notarial signatures when the signer is confined to his bed or hospitalized. The article was written by attorney Doron Afik from Afik & Co., lawyers and notaries.
July 22, 2022
Choosing between hell and a notary public – a matter of life and death outside Israel with assets in Israel
Notarial wills and testaments
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Wills and Estates
An article dealing with the importance of creating an Israeli notarial will for people who do not reside in Israel but have assets in Israel. The article was written by Shelly Wilner, Adv. of Afik & Co., lawyers and notaries.
February 1, 2021
Copyrights coming out of the drawer
Copyright, Trademarks Media and Artists
Notarial Affidavit
Notarial Services
The process of getting a creative work our of the drawer and published is a very important part of realizing its potential. However, along with the understandable desire of the creator to maximize the work’s potential (after all, what good is an idea for a script or an app if such remain known only to […]
July 6, 2020
A Dirge for the Companies – In Every Generation they Rise up to Destroy Us
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Business, Corporate and Joint Ventures
Lasting Power of Attorney
If in the past it was customary to bury a man along together with animals and much property to support him in the afterlife, today this practice is less than acceptable. So why are businesses and companies sometimes buried, inadvertently, together with their owners? For example, a high-tech entrepreneur and a major shareholder in a […]
March 3, 2020
Of Agreements, Marriage and Common-Law Marriages
Domestic Relations
Commercial, Banking and Financial
Real Estate
The main way of preventing financial disputes in spousal relationships, whether during the relationship or upon its termination, is by a prenuptial agreement. With a married couple Israeli law defines how such prenup may be created, but a question arises when a couple shares a household with no intention of getting married but it is […]
January 27, 2020
Lasting Power of Attorney – Not Just for the Third Age but also for Young Start-Up Entrepreneurs
Lasting Power of Attorney
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Notarial Services
An entrepreneur of a startup company which was represented by our firm had a serious illness which caused him to be hospitalized in a coma state for a long period of time, unable to manage the company, which came to a standstill because the entrepreneur was the key person in the company. This is a […]
September 15, 2018
Will You Marry Me (oh, but First Sign a Notarized Prenup)?
Domestic Relations
Notarial Services
A prenuptial agreement is often a source of friction when the demand is raised by one of the spouses (or, in many cases, a parent of one of them) before marriage but is an important tool for preventing future conflicts and is certainly vital when it comes to parties that already own property and they […]
June 9, 2018
Do you trust me to take care of you and your heirs ?
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Notarial Services
Wills and Estates
A person wants to ensure that he leaves his heirs assets after his demise. A will is always a possible solution, but how can one make sure that he may use the assets as long as he lives, but until the time of his death creditors will not be able to touch the assets if […]
August 29, 2017
Lawyer’s Role in Real Estate Transactions in Israel compared to France
Real Estate
Notarial Services
In France, calling upon a notary is essential in a Real estate transaction. His role is to advise the parties to the transaction, draft the appropriate documentation and effect the transaction.  In Israel, the profession of notary as it is known in Europe does not exist (the role of the notary is limited to authentication […]
September 2, 2015
The Benefits under Israeli Law of a Notarized Will on an Ordinary Will
Notarial Services
Intergenerational Law (Trusts, Estates, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Parenting)
Wills and Estates
Israel’s inheritance law enable the making of a will in four different manners: a handwritten will, a will before witnesses, a will before a judge or a notary public or, in exceptional cases of impending death, also an oral will. Are there advantages to a notarized will? A will is the expression of the wishes […]