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Posted by Net Branding on 24/12/2012
A Professional Trustee is a person or company who acts as a Trustee alongside the other Trustees.
Their role is to ensure all the Trustees satisfy their legal duties. When choosing a Professional Trustee you should reflect upon whether they have an understanding of Trust Law and knowledge of how a Trust should be administered.
To completely understand the function and responsibilities of a Professional Trustee please contact an approachable Lawyer at Quay Law.
Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 23/10/2012
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Our focus is always on fostering a personable yet professional relationship that underpins the specialised services Quay Law provides to you, in the timeframe you require. Our services are of a high quality, yet are pragmatic and affordable.
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Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 20/10/2012
Coping with the death of a loved one is never easy. If you are confronted with that situation our legal team at Quay Law are able to assist you with the adminstration of the Estate.
In addition, when drafting a new Will, the lawyers at Quay Law focus on ensuring that the Will Makers wishes are taken into account. Ensuring that these wishes are documented in a clear and concise form, minimising the potential for any disputes at a latter date. This ensures that any assets are transferred / bequeathed to beneficiaries as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Things can go wrong and when they do, this is a costly exercise to remedy.
A Will is an important legal document and this importance is often overlooked as people attempt to create their own documents.
See article below : Source - © Fairfax NZ News via Stuff
More families are being riven by disputes over wills, with some waiting more than seven years to get their hands on their inheritance.
The legal process to dissolve a will is usually a quick one, but Ministry of Justice figures show that in the last two years six wills were finally resolved in the High Court after between five and seven years of argument.
Lawyer Paul Logan, from ARL Lawyers, said the cases were unusual as probate was usually granted within two months, but he had seen a growing number of families arguing over wills.
”We’ve got a number of blended families these days so it’s harder for people to make wills that benefit their new spouse or partner and their children,” he said.
Probate is a court certificate that confirms a will has been proved and registered.
A long delay in granting probate was likely the result of action taken by a mourning relative, who may believe the will was penned under duress or was outdated.
After probate was issued, the assets were usually dispersed, but a family feud could see the case then go to the Family Court.
”Most cases settle, they don’t actually get to court because they are not worth it, but sometimes people won’t settle and so you end up in court. That’s the exception rather than the rule,” he said.
The highest number of cases in the last five years was in 2009, with 309. Last year, 214 were heard in the Family Court. Most cases were resolved within five years.
Henry Stokes, from wills and estate services provider Public Trust, said he mostly saw disputes among children after a parent died.
”Sometimes what can happen is that mum or dad make a will during the time a relationship is strained and they either leave that child out or they leave that child a smaller amount than their other children.
”Other times you see that parents believe that their children are not very good at handling money, so they don’t leave a full share of the estate.”
Stokes said families occasionally agreed to work things out, but in other cases they couldn’t reach an agreement.
”One of the hugely difficult things about disputes over estates is that there is so much emotion involved in all of it. That of course makes things extremely difficult.
”Often, it’s not just about the assets of the estate or the money that is in the estate, it’s about how they feel that they have been treated,” he said.
”Sometimes family recover from that, sometimes they don’t.”
For peace of mind and to ensure that your Will is drafted in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, contact the team at Quay Law today.
Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 03/07/2012
Gift duty is to be abolished with effect from 1 October 2011.
For any enquiries that you may have in this regard, contact Auckland law firm Quay Law on
(09) 523-2408 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 06/09/2011
It is advisable to consult with your property lawyer prior to signing the agreement however it should be noted that on the fall of the hammer at a property auction the agreement becomes an unconditional legal agreement.
Considerations to be taken into account prior to signing a property agreement are detailed below but please note that each property law transaction is unique and your own set of considerations may differ from those outlined below.
1. How do you intend to purchase the property. What legal entity is the most appropriate for your circumstances?
2. Your settlement date for either giving (sale) or taking (purchase) possession of the property.
3. When is your deposit payable? What is the amount of deposit you will be required to pay? Is it payable upon signing of the agreement or is payable upon the agreement becoming unconditional?
For more information on your property transaction, please contact the property team at Quay Law NZ, an Auckland based law firm.
Quay Law NZ Phone Number: (09) 523-2408
Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 26/07/2011
The team at Auckland commercial and property law firm Quay Law would
like to wish our clients, friends and family a merry Christmas,
happy holidays and a wonderful 2011.
Should you require any assistance over the holidays please contact 0210432373.
Ian Mellett ( Auckland lawyer)
and his Quay Law legal team
Posted by Auckland Law Firm, Quay Law on 29/12/2010