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Wills/Estates Questions and Answers

No, you don't have to have a lawyer as trustee or executor of a will. It can help to have a lawyer as executor, especially if the will might...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 5 Dec 2013
The Ministry of Justice website has useful tips for finding wills, including a will which has not been lodged with the High Court:...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 10 Oct 2013
No, a sibling cannot challenge a will under the Family Protection Act. The only people who may challenge a will under the Family Protection Act...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 7 Oct 2013
It is very hard to effectively and completely exclude any of your children from your will. If your will leaves nothing to your children, they...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 7 Oct 2013
Yes, a settlor can, in principle, also be a trustee and a beneficiary of a trust. However, the settlor cannot be the sole beneficiary. Follow...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 5 Sep 2013
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