A Power of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney and a Will are always important documents to have in place, but at times like this they take on a renewed significance.
December 13th, 2018
A will is a legal document that records how you want your property and care for your dependants managed after you die. It is arguably the most important document you will ever sign.
March 6th, 2018
This article explain what it means to be named an executor in a person's will, and what responsibilities you take on as executor...
January 1st, 2018
The High Court case of Rauch & Ors v Maguire & Anor  2 NZLR 845 highlights two interesting distinctions. Firstly, the distinction between ownership of property as 'joint tenants' and ownership as 'tenants in common'. Secondly, the distinction between the duties of disclosure owed to beneficiaries by 'Executors' and by 'Trustees' of a deceased person's estate.
October 1st, 2017
The way in which a property is owned - as 'joint tenants' or as 'tenants in common' can have a significant impact on the value of an estate. It is vital this is taken into consideration in estate planning.
September 11th, 2017
If there's no Will, it is possible for the ex-spouse of a deceased person to apply to be Administrator of their estate and even to receive the entire estate if the marriage was never dissolved. Don't let this happen to you or a loved one!
January 1st, 2017
Death and Wills! These are generally not topics typically associated with each other. However, when planning a wedding, it is wise to consider documents such as Wills and Contracting Out Agreements (commonly known as “pre-Nups”) as marriage imposes significant obligations in relation to property division and the allocation of assets.