Trusts and Estates

For hundreds of years, trusts have provided a useful way of structuring asset ownership in order to protect assets from a variety of claims. If you want to put in place effective asset protection measures, a modern, well drafted trust can provide protection for your assets while also giving you flexibility to deal with changing circumstances. Morrison Kent’s trust lawyers have the knowledge and experience to assess whether a trust structure will be right for your particular situation and to create an arrangement that best meets your specific needs.

Ensure your assets will still be available for future generations

Life brings unexpected challenges, through personal, business, or family circumstances. We can assist you to plan for the future while protecting your assets to the fullest extent possible. Our experts can help structure the best arrangement for you and your family to provide the protection and flexibility you need.

Areas of Specialisation

Within each of the specialist areas shown here, our experts will listen to your needs, explain the law and legal processes in plain language and consider practical solutions tailored to your specific needs.

Charitable Trusts

Family Trusts

Estate Administration

Special Purpose Trusts

Trustee Services

Trustee and Beneficiary Rights

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Variation and Termination of Trusts

Trusts and Estates News

Contesting Estates

7 July 2017 | Debbie Dunbar

There are many grounds upon which an estate may be contested, including: 

  • Under relationship property laws, where a surviving spouse or partner can apply for a division of relationship property if they are not satisfied with what they have been left...

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Protecting Your Assets From a Relationship Breakdown
10 November 2017 | Debbie Dunbar

Whether you are single or in a relationship, if you have assets you would like to be protected in the event of a relationship breakdown then read on.  You...

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Wills: What, Why, When and How
8 November 2017 | Andrew Stewart

What is a Will?

A Will is a legal document that sets out your wishes once you’ve died and may include:

  1. Any funeral instructions you may have...

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Do I Still Need My Trust?
2 November 2017 | Bethan Boscher

A question clients sometimes ask is whether they should wind up and terminate their Trust.  New Zealand has one of the highest numbers of Trusts per capita...

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Get in touch

We’re here to help so if you’d like to discuss your matter or need further information specific to you, talk to us. We’ll listen to your needs and advise you as to next steps.