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Family Trusts

Aug. 12, 2020


The family trust is a popular vehicle for asset protection and estate planning in New Zealand. 


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De Facto Relationships & Relationship Property

June 14, 2020


Many couples move in together and unwittingly end up in qualifying de facto relationships, without considering the implications under the Property (Relationships) Act 1976. 


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Family Protection Act & Testamentary Promises

June 14, 2020


An outline of two potential claims against an estate. 


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Wills & Claims Against an Estate

June 11, 2020


A valid, properly executed Will may still be vulnerable to challenge in a variety of ways. 


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Employees: Redundancy

April 6, 2020


Redundancy must be genuine and procedurally fair. If an employer fails to meet these standards, the employee may raise a personal grievance for unjustified dismissal.


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Compensation for Economic Disparity Post Separation

Feb. 20, 2020


Economic disparity payments can be awarded to compensate for substantially lower income or living standards as a result of the division of functions within the relationship. 


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Personal Grievances

Feb. 18, 2020


An employee can raise a personal grievance in a number of circumstances such as unfair dismissal, unjustified disadvantage, discrimination or harassment.


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Debt Recovery

Dec. 11, 2019


Chasing debtors can be costly, stressful and time consuming. We advise individuals and corporates on a number of options and processes for debt recovery. 


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Property Sharing Agreements

Dec. 3, 2019


If you're buying a property with family or friends, it pays to formalise the arrangement through a Property Sharing Agreement.


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Contracting Out

Nov. 28, 2019


Couples can come to their own agreement as to how their relationship property should be divided in a break up.


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Buying Your First Home?

Nov. 19, 2019


Buying your first home can be a stressful and confusing time. Getting the right help at the outset can save you a headache later.


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Trust Law Reform: The Trusts Act 2019

Nov. 19, 2019


The much-anticipated Trusts Act 2019 will come into force on 30 January 2021, making significant changes to New Zealand trust law.


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It's All in The Title

Nov. 19, 2019


It’s important to understand what type of Title your property (or prospective purchase) has, in order to make sure you fully understand your rights and obligations.


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Investment and Business Visas

Nov. 19, 2019


New Zealand offers various business and investor visas to attract talented businesspeople and investors to the country. 


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