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May 24, 2019

Appointing Attorneys to Act on Your Behalf

It’s been a hot topic recently with a number of people asking us how General and Enduring Powers of Attorney work. A general power of attorney […]
March 29, 2018
Can you make an electronic will?

Can You Make an Electronic Will?

Can you execute an electronic will?  Possibly, but currently the options are extremely limited. While the Wills Act 2007 does contemplate the possibility of executing a […]
July 26, 2017
Wills vs Trusts

Ask a Lawyer: Does a Will Outright a Trust?

Ask a Lawyer: Does a Will Outright a Trust? From the Wealth Protection Team A reader wrote to us and asked: ‘Does a will outright a trust?’ By […]
September 23, 2015
Passing away without a will

Passing Away Without A Will – What Happens To Your Estate?

Passing Away Without A Will – What Happens To Your Estate? When a person passes away without a will, the Administration Act 1969 (the ‘Act’) sets […]
September 8, 2014

‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ – Proper Trust Administration

If you have a family trust and you wish to maintain the integrity of that trust and continue to benefit from the asset protection that it […]
June 10, 2014

The Role Of An Executor And Trustee In Your Will

All of us should have a Will. A key part of making a Will is to consider who to appoint as our personal representatives in our […]
September 18, 2013

Is Your Will Valid? Don’t Get Caught Out

The Wills Act 2007 sets out what you need to do to make a valid will. The requirements are not complicated, but they are strict. Amongst […]
June 19, 2013

Trustee vs Executor

When making your Will, it is likely you have appointed one or more people an Executor and Trustee; they may be friends, family members or perhaps […]
June 14, 2013

Relationship Property After Death

Part 8 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (‘the Act’) deals with the division of property where a marriage relationship or de facto relationship ends (after […]