The role of the executor

Often when you are asked to be the executor of a will, you accept the role without truly knowing its parameters. While not wishing to deter anyone from accepting the responsibility to carry out this very important role, you must understand what it entails. When a member of the family or a close friend asks

By |2020-03-19T17:08:26+13:00January 10th, 2020|

Further change to gun laws

Following the amendments to the Arms Act 1983 (“the Act”) that came into force on 11 April 2019, a second tranche of proposed changes, the Arms Legislation Bill (“the Bill”), is currently under review by the Select Committee. This next step in the reform of the Act looks to establish a firearms registry and amend

By |2020-03-19T16:40:50+13:00January 10th, 2020|

Bringing the Adoption Act into modern times

The New Zealand Adoption Act 1955 (“the Act”) has been widely viewed as being in need of an overhaul to bring it up to date with the modern times. In 2016 the Human Rights Review Tribunal ruled that sections of the Act were discriminatory and outdated. This article will take a closer look at the

By |2020-03-19T16:38:34+13:00January 10th, 2020|

Purchasing a property at auction – what you need to know

When purchasing a property, there are generally two ways in which you can achieve this. The first, the traditional offer method, is by offer and acceptance of a signed Agreement for Sale and Purchase between the vendor (seller) and purchaser (buyer) of a property. The terms of the Agreement for Sale and Purchase can be

By |2020-03-19T16:35:40+13:00January 10th, 2020|

Types of trusts and their benefits

There are many types of trusts that can be tailored to achieve a specific purpose. The general purpose of a trust is to protect your assets and provide for desired succession planning for future generations. A trust is created by a trust deed whereby a person (the settlor) transfers property to the trustees of the

By |2020-03-19T16:32:25+13:00January 10th, 2020|
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