Estate Planning & Administration

Dealing with a loved one’s passing is a difficult time. In this article we explain, in plain English some of the common legal jargon that you might encounter in the estate’s administration process.

Your relationship status changes the validity, or otherwise, of your Will. So too does the death of a former partner.
Read on to find out what you need to do, and when, to ensure you protect your assets.

If you have been appointed as an executor of a Will, then when that person dies you are responsible for administering their estate and carrying out their wishes according to the Will.  An executor’s role can be very straightforward, or it can be fraught with conflict.

What if you have children from a previous relationship? You may want to provide for your children in your Will, but also wish to make sure your new partner is looked after.

With our borders opening up again, the lure of hopping on a flight that lasts more than 2 hours is strong. Regardless if you are packing your bags for two weeks or two years, there are several things you should consider before you get to that boarding gate.

遗嘱或许是一个人死后留下的最重要的文件。新西兰每年约有 1,500 人在没有遗嘱的情况下死亡。

Without a Will to guide what you want to happen with your assets, the law decides who will receive your assets and in what proportions.

Buying into a retirement village is a decision that many people consider as part of their retirement planning.  Like all decisions of this size, it’s one that require careful consideration.

When was the last time you reviewed the terms of your Will?

When should you appoint a testamentary guardian and what do they do?

When a person makes a decision in relation to their personal or property rights, they are presumed to have capacity.

An Enduring Power of Attorney (“EPOA”) is a legal document which sets out who can take care of your personal or property matters if you are unable to. The person named in the EPOA is called your attorney.