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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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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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Wills

Cohabitees and Death - Who Can Claim?

It may be a surprise to many that the often referred to status of ‘common law spouse’ does not exist in law. It is therefore important that people living together take steps to protect not only their partner’s position but also their own if something untoward should happen to the other. An...

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Wills

Wills in Second Marriages

I am getting remarried, how do I protect my new wife and my children from my first marriage in my will? If you already have a Will, it is worth noting that it will be revoked when you remarry. If you died before making a new Will, your assets would be divided according to the law rather than your...

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