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How to avoid a will dispute

Don’t overlook the possibility of claims arising You may be tempted to overlook the probability of a family member contesting your will. After all, such a move can divide families and could come across as distasteful. Yet, it is reported that rising property prices and changing family dynamics...

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Wills

Why Estate Planning is Essential for Farming Families

For all estates, a clearly planned Will and strategic business plans can help save Inheritance Tax, as well as avoid family disputes. When estates have a business or agricultural element, planning is crucial to ensure the future of the business and to mitigate tax. It is estimated that 60% of...

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Wills

Can I Challenge an Unfair Will?

'Last Will and Testament’ is a legal document that sets out an individual’s final wishes in regards to all their worldly possessions - property, finances and other assets - and comes into effect once the testator (the person who has made the Will) has passed away. According to the law, the...

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New Zealand Law

Resealing a UK Grant of Probate in New Zealand

If a person from England or Wales (or any commonwealth country) dies owning assets located in New Zealand, whether it is property, land, money in a New Zealand bank account or shares in a New Zealand company, the person entitled to deal with their estate (the executor or administrator) is required...

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