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Articles: Private Client

What happens if there is no Will?

7 February 2018

If you pass away and have not executed a valid will, then depending on the value of your assets that you own in your sole name (not assets held jointly with another) your next of kin will need to apply to the High Court pursuant to the Administration Act 1969 for Letters of Administration to deal with your property after your death.

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Guardianship

31 January 2018

Having a baby brings loads of new responsibilities. One of these is to make sure that in the event of your untimely death, your children are now considered in your will. Equally important is to ensure you have nominated a testamentary guardian.

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What is a Legal Executive?

23 August 2017

A Legal Executive is a person who works as a trained assistant to a lawyer in a legal environment and belongs to the New Zealand Institute of Legal Executives. A Registered Legal Executive is one who is registered with the Institute and is a member of the Institute.

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Family Trusts

30 July 2013

Purchasing a new home is an excellent time to consider forming a Family Trust. You can form a Trust at any time, but the purchase of a home is a cost-effective time to form a Trust, because the legal and bank requirements can be completed with the purchase of the house.

A Trust is created by Deed which sets out its powers and places obligations and responsibilities on its Trustees.Trusts can provide you with flexibility for the benefit of your family and protecting your assets.

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