Did you know that approximately 50% of the adult population of New Zealand do not have a Will?
Wills, Trusts & Asset Protection
Public Trust can help you update your Will
Has anything changed since you last updated your will?
How your Will can help others long after you've gone
If you've learnt a bit about Trusts and you're not sure if you should form one, have a read through these top five reasons to form a trust. This will help you decide if it is for you.
Although Family Trusts have become popular recently they have been with us in one form or another for more than Four Hundred years. Their basic nature remains much the same but their role has evolved to meet the needs of each generation.
10 years ago no one seemed very interested in whether Trusts were compliant or not, but since then a number of things have happened which put Trusts very much under the spotlight.
When considering an appropriate Trust structure it is important to properly identify the type of assets being settled. Generally assets should be held in one of the three different types of Trust.
Powers of attorney (POAs) have been around in our English based legal system from long before the Crusades in the twelfth century. They are still widely used today. Learn about a special type of POA named the Enduring Power.
A recent legal article identified at least fourteen different pieces of legislation that empowered a court to interfere in the carrying out of the intentions expressed in a will. However, the three most common grounds for challenging are will are.