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Can you cut someone out of a will | Morrison Kent Lawyers

Can you cut someone out of your will?

June 30, 2022 | David Abricossow

You may be surprised to learn that it is very hard to completely write certain family members out of your will under New Zealand law. Testamentary freedom is not what people think it is. Losing...Read More

Trusts and Estates advice | Morrison Kent Lawyers

What can you do if a trustee loses capacity?

September 3, 2019 | Laura McEwen

Trusts are a popular form of asset protection in New Zealand. According to Ministry of Justice data, there are over 300,000 trusts in New Zealand. However, as New Zealand’s ageing population...Read More

The Cost of Not Having a Will

October 31, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

There is a vast number of people in New Zealand who don’t think it’s necessary to make a Will.  Perhaps you think that because you don’t own a house, or investments that it’s not worth...Read More

Estate Administration – What is Probate?

August 22, 2018 | Andrew Stewart

One of the most common phrases you may hear concerning administering a person’s estate when they die is “obtaining a grant of probate”. However, what is probate and why is it...Read More

Wills: What, Why, When and How

November 8, 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: Any funeral instructions you may have (including whether you would like your body to...Read More

Family Protection Act Claims

July 28, 2016 | Debbie Dunbar

The Family Protection Act allows individual family members who have not been adequately provided for under a will to seek provision from an estate for maintenance and support. A recent case...Read More