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Gift or Loan?

Gift or Loan?

What happens when the in-laws insist their gift should be repaid? Here is a scenario that we are seeing a little more of lately: With the way property prices...

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Contracting Out Agreements

Contracting Out Agreements

Generally speaking at the end of a marriage, civil union or de facto relationship which qualifies under the Property Relationships Act (“the Act”), the Act...

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The Trusts Act 2019

The Trusts Act 2019

The Trusts Act 2019 will come into force on 31 January 2021. The new Act replaces the Trusts Act 1956 and applies to all existing and new trusts in New...

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Occupation Right Agreements

Occupation Right Agreements

When a person moves into a retirement village, they are usually only paying for a right to occupy a particular unit, and can be surprised to learn they will...

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Enduring Powers of Attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Enduring Powers of Attorney (“EPAs”) are documents in which you appoint a trusted person to make important decisions on your behalf whilst you are alive, but...

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Employment Article

Employment Article

Below are some questions/answers that we’re hearing frequently in the uncertain times that we live in at the moment from both employers and employees. Can my...

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Buying a Franchise

Buying a Franchise

Franchise businesses have become very common in New Zealand over the last 20 years (often replacing the traditional small standalone businesses). Franchises...

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Family Protection Act Claims

Family Protection Act Claims

Family Protection Act 1955 When a person passes away, and leaves a close relative out of their will, the Family Protection Act allows that person to make a...

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