Trusts and Professional Trustee Services
Are you thinking about setting up a family trust? Many people come to us because they are confused about whether they actually need one. If this is the case for you:
- Find out about the benefits of trusts.
- Talk with our experts for an appraisal of your situation and to put your mind at rest.
If you already have a family trust, it may benefit from a bit of a tune up. Cases of mis-managed trusts are always making the news. We can help ensure yours is set up to work as intended.
We can also help with establishing and administering charitable trusts.
Our trust team are also experienced in advising New Zealand resident trustee companies in relation to foreign trusts.
Wills and Estate Administration
Having your wishes accurately recorded in a will is one of the most important things you can do. A well drafted will clearly sets out what should happen with your estate. This can make a difficult time a little easier for your family. Find out why it is so important to get your will right.
We also provide a comprehensive estate administration service, asisting executors and families when a loved one has passed.
When we think of “pre-nups” we associate them with celebrities trying to protect their assets. In reality, a Relationship Property Agreement (or Contracting Out Agreement) is a valuable tool. It can ensure both parties to a relationship feel comfortable about their committment.
Should a relationship end, we can prepare a Separation Agreement. This would clarify arrangements and allow both parties to move on.
Enduring Powers of Attorney
Nobody wants to think about the day when they are no longer able to make their own decisions. But if it were to happen, wouldn’t you prefer those decisions to be made by the person you think would act in your best interests?
There are several types of powers of attorney. Contact us to discuss which would be best for you.