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Cavell Leitch
The Review is interested in how the Act is operating and in the impact it has on the interests of parties and children.
Cavell Leitch
All enduring powers of attorney will now be on new forms; a change which is intended to make the process simpler.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
From 16 March 2017, EPAs in the old forms that are not fully executed will need to be re-done on the new forms.
Cavell Leitch
Relatively easy tasks, when all trustees have capacity, can be complex if one of the trustees becomes incapacitated.
Cavell Leitch
A private mediation is not constrained by the resources of the Court so can explore issues in as much depth as is needed.
Cavell Leitch
From 16 March 2017, enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) must be on a new form to make them easier to make and understand.
Cavell Leitch
Failure to make proper provision in your Will could result in a claim being brought against your estate by that child.
Cavell Leitch
Do-it-yourself Will kits may seem easy, but there are many pitfalls when making a Will which could make yours invalid.
Cavell Leitch
There are various avenues available to you to assist in reaching an agreement or resolution.
Cavell Leitch
The article briefly discusses common pitfalls immigrants face when separating in New Zealand..
Cavell Leitch
For property division agreements to be binding, there must be proper disclosure of all assets in which the parties share.
Duncan Cotterill
The latest Supreme Court case regarding family trusts is in two decisions in respect of one family, in Clayton v Clayton.
Duncan Cotterill
Couples often overlook important legal 'housekeeping' matters that should be attended to prior to the big wedding day.
Duncan Cotterill
The case involved disputes about relationship property matters and the validity of trusts, after a marriage dissolution.
Cavell Leitch
A court can adjust the division if the income and living standards of one partner are likely to be significantly higher.
Cavell Leitch
We are now living much of our lives online, so what happens to your online accounts and digital devices when you die?
Cavell Leitch
A court has the power to dismiss any attorney who does not act with a fundamental duty to her client's best interests.
Duncan Cotterill
The Court confirmed there is no automatic right to documents for beneficiaries – disclosure is a discretionary decision.
Cavell Leitch
Generally the biological parents are joint guardians, but the Court can appoint another person for the child's welfare.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
With your life plan in place, it may also be a good time to consider your 'legal health' and your plan for the New Year.
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Cavell Leitch
The Review is interested in how the Act is operating and in the impact it has on the interests of parties and children.
Cavell Leitch
All enduring powers of attorney will now be on new forms; a change which is intended to make the process simpler.
Cavell Leitch
Failure to make proper provision in your Will could result in a claim being brought against your estate by that child.
Duncan Cotterill
The case involved disputes about relationship property matters and the validity of trusts, after a marriage dissolution.
Cavell Leitch
S182 is an important consideration when a married couple separate and a trust exists over which one party has no control.
Cavell Leitch
A private mediation is not constrained by the resources of the Court so can explore issues in as much depth as is needed.
Wynn Williams Lawyers
This was the first NZ case where the concept of an "illusory trust", as distinct from a "sham trust", was considered.
Cavell Leitch
A court can adjust the division if the income and living standards of one partner are likely to be significantly higher.
Duncan Cotterill
The latest Supreme Court case regarding family trusts is in two decisions in respect of one family, in Clayton v Clayton.
Cavell Leitch
Relatively easy tasks, when all trustees have capacity, can be complex if one of the trustees becomes incapacitated.
Cavell Leitch
From 16 March 2017, enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) must be on a new form to make them easier to make and understand.
Cavell Leitch
There are various avenues available to you to assist in reaching an agreement or resolution.
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