Trusts, Wills and Estates

We provide advice on all aspects of trusts, wills, powers of attorney and estates. All adults should have a will, and should get advice on whether there are other steps they should take to protect their assets while they are alive, and to provide for their loved ones after they die.

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We prepare wills and powers of attorney, we advise on trusts, relationship property agreements, property sharing arrangements and succession planning. Our lawyers and legal executives will discuss your unique needs with you, and can help you choose what is right for you, providing advice that is easy to understand. Our estates experts handle the administration of estates (when a person’s assets are distributed after they die) and represent clients involved in claims against estates.

We provide legal advice on:

Planning for the future
  • Asset protection
  • Blended families – advice and arrangements
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney and capacity issues
  • Property sharing agreements
  • Relationship property agreements / Contracting out agreements
  • Retirement and succession planning
  • Advice when someone is incapable of managing their own affairs
  • Wills – advice and drafting
  • Codicils (changes to an existing Will)
  • Family Trusts – drafting, advice, administration, changes and winding up
  • Independent trustee services
  • Charitable Trusts
  • Trading Trusts
  • Maori trusts and Maori incorporations
  • Gifting
  • Estate administration
  • Claims against estates and disputes
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