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A new Relationship Property Act - what should you expect?
Relationship property law could be replaced, now that the Law Commission report has recommended significant changes.
New Zealand
26 Jul 2019
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The importance of wills and enduring powers of attorney (EPAs)
Having enduring powers of attorney and a well-drafted will in place is important for every adult, whatever their age.
New Zealand
22 Jun 2019
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Under what circumstances should you form a trust?
Some of the common purposes of a trust, and the structures which can be utilised, will be discussed in this article.
New Zealand
22 Jun 2019
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Domestic Violence - Victims Protection Act
From 1 April 2019, this Act will give employees who are affected by domestic violence new entitlements, leave and rights.
New Zealand
30 Aug 2018
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Executors duty to advise family members of a persons death
Executors are generally not obliged to notify family members of the death of the deceased but ought to seek legal advice.
New Zealand
14 Feb 2018
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Trusts bill progressing in Parliament - a new disclosure regime
The bill will clarify and modernise the law, and place obligations on trustees to disclose information to beneficiaries.
New Zealand
7 Dec 2017
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The Supreme Court decision in Clayton v Clayton – What does this mean for the family trust?
The latest Supreme Court case regarding family trusts is in two decisions in respect of one family, in Clayton v Clayton.
New Zealand
 
8 Jun 2016
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Getting Married? You need to read this
Couples often overlook important legal 'housekeeping' matters that should be attended to prior to the big wedding day.
New Zealand
21 Apr 2016
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Supreme Court releases decision in Clayton v Clayton - but is it the last word on relationship property and trusts?
The case involved disputes about relationship property matters and the validity of trusts, after a marriage dissolution.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2016
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Disclosure of trust documents to beneficiaries – Latest guidelines from the Court of Appeal
The Court confirmed there is no automatic right to documents for beneficiaries – disclosure is a discretionary decision.
New Zealand
7 Mar 2016
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Judgment Summary - Clayton v Clayton - relationship property
The recent decision in Clayton v Clayton involved a number of relationship property issues in the Claytons' separation.
New Zealand
24 Mar 2015
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Plain English Guide to Making a Will
Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your assets, property and possessions, pass to the people that you choose.
New Zealand
 
24 Sep 2014
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Plain English Guide to Estate Planning
An estate plan must be reviewed and revised at intervals to meet the changing circumstances of the relevant parties.
New Zealand
 
24 Sep 2014
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Property & relationships: Risks in quake generosity
We all know someone whose home can't be lived in following the Christchurch earthquakes.
New Zealand
7 Oct 2013
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