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Love, heartbreak and … death? Make a new will and EPAs when you separate Many people who have endured a relationship break up know it can be exhausting – mentally, emotionally, physically and, ultimately, financially. You could be forgiven, then, for thinking the priority is to get the agreements signed or Court Orders made. However, […]
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Where there is a will, what is the way? A parent dies, but the child is unaware of the death Categories = Property, Elder law, Wills and Estates, Trusts and Succession A child (of whatever age) can make a claim against the estate of their parent under the Family Protection Act 1955 (FPA) if […]
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Caring for Kiwis who cannot make decisions for themselves Could a Britney Spears’ type conservatorship apply in NZ? Categories = Property, Elder Law In the Spring 2021 edition of Trust eSpeaking, we looked at whether someone in New Zealand could end up in a similar situation to American entertainer Britney Spears. Britney […]
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Gift or loan? The importance of properly documenting advances between family members Categories = Property, Relationship Property, Wills and Estates, Trusts and Succession The trusty Kiwi “She’ll be right” approach is often manifested in a reluctance to formally document intra-family lending arrangements. Catch cries of “I trust the kids to sort things out between […]
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Not that straightforward when it comes to property. We take a closer look at de facto relationships as defined in the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (PRA for short). This is key if you and your partner separate and have a dispute over property.
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As the daylight hours extend, so too does the list of summer jobs that have been building up over the past year. On that list for many will be replacing those rickety old boundary fences that surround your house. Before you rip them all down, we have a case study that clarifies why it’s so […]
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Buying a house together? – think about a Contracting Out Agreement to avoid future conflicts
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Holiday houses – whether renting out or using someone else’s house over the Christmas/New year period make sure you get things right
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