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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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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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Buying a house together? – think about a Contracting Out Agreement to avoid future conflicts
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How many people should you name as attorneys? You should have two Enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) – one for property, and the other for personal care and welfare. In your EPA, you should also take care to name appropriate people as your attorneys. Ideally you should name two people to manage your property, which […]
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