News - Wills

Prickly Probates Series - NZ Probates and Reseals

Prickly Probates series – De bonis non

August 20, 2020 | Jenny Lowe

De bonis non – what does it mean and what does it do? A partner at a small law firm once told me a lovely story about approaching a colleague of hers with a difficult probate application. She...Read More

Finding a Will - Morrison Kent Lawyers

How to Find a Will for Probate

August 6, 2020 | Jenny Lowe

In our last article in our Prickly Probates series, we talked about how to make probate application when the original will has been lost.  A question we get often is, if someone has died and you...Read More

Lost Wills - Prickly Probates Series - Jenny Lowe

Prickly Probates Series – Lost Wills

July 31, 2020 | Jenny Lowe

This is the second installment in our Prickly Probates series and in this article we look at the issues that arise when a will is lost and the options available to apply for probate...Read More

Make a Will or EPA - Morrison Kent Lawyers

Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney

March 26, 2020 | Jenny Lowe

Have you ever considered making a will or enduring powers of attorney? As our nation nears the end of day one of our alert level 4 lockdown due to Covid-19, many of us will have some unexpected...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