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Asset and estate planning can often be complex and emotional. As families and circumstances change, so does the need to regularly review and update the structures and documentation in place. Our trust specialists understand this and work alongside you to provide real life advice and practical solutions, tailor-made to your specific needs and outcomes.

Structuring Family Arrangements 

Talking Trusts: Ownership Structures In Estate Planning

Nathan and Jenny had both been married before and had children from previous marriages. After a number of years together...

Importance of an Independent Trustee.

Although there is no legal requirement for a New Zealand trust to have an independent trustee, it is a good idea to cons...


Tammy and the Trust Team are here to help with all the legal aspects of structuring family arrangements.

Contact us to discuss how we can help you.


Why Would You Need Relationship Property Advice?

The Property (Relationships) Act 1976 (“Act”) sets out the principles for dividing property on the separation of a relationship or death of one of the partners. It defines what property is considered “Relationship Property” meaning it would be shared equally between partners, and what each person’s “Separate Property” is...

Trust Law Update: Recommended Law Changes – Inheritance and Wills.

There has been a huge amount of publicity regarding recommended changes to the law around inheritance and wills...

New Disclosure Requirements for Trusts.

In December 2020, the Government enacted a number of new disclosure requirements for domestic trusts which came into effect on 1 April 2022...

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