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Wynn Williams Lawyers
Explanation of enduring powers of attorney & how & when they can be useful.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
The reality is, the time to plan your estate and make a Will is now, because when you do need it, it will be too late.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A prenup allows you to contract out of the Property (Relationships) Act and set your own rules for division of property.
Duncan Cotterill
Relationship property law could be replaced, now that the Law Commission report has recommended significant changes.
Duncan Cotterill
Having enduring powers of attorney and a well-drafted will in place is important for every adult, whatever their age.
Cavell Leitch
If you have been appointed an attorney by a family member or friend, this article will provide you with some guidance.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This Issues Paper provides recommendations intended to ensure a just division of property at the end of relationships.
Cavell Leitch
Recent case highlights the obligation to recognise children and outlines the effects of estrangement on any entitlement.
Cavell Leitch
Many people often don't know how complicated inheritance laws can be, to deal with these overseas assets after you die.
Cavell Leitch
A testamentary promise is when a person agrees to make provision for another in their will as reward for services or work.
Cavell Leitch
Immoveable assets, such as land or anything affixed to land, is governed by the law of the land where it is situated.
Cavell Leitch
Any advancing or borrowing money inter-family (usually for property) should be formally discussed with a lawyer.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
Perhaps some sort of allowance should be made for surrogate birth mothers when recovering from the act of giving birth.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
A contractual clause that attempts to prevent one party from exercising rights under the FPA is void and unenforceable.
Duncan Cotterill
Executors are generally not obliged to notify family members of the death of the deceased but ought to seek legal advice.
Cavell Leitch
The 'presumption of advancement' means loans to family members are treated as gifts unless there is contrary evidence.
Cavell Leitch
We recommend that everyone has a Will.
Cavell Leitch
A recent survey found that just 25 per cent knew that the funds in KiwiSaver could be split between a separating couple.
Chapman Tripp
Law Commission is asking whether reform is needed to achieve a fairer balance between the rights of creditors vs partners.
Cavell Leitch
The law recognises the importance of wills by imposing very strict requirements on how the documents are to be signed.
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