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If a person dies intestate, their estate can be distributed to relatives according to the rules in the Administration Act 1969. You can find out...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 11 Mar 2013
Yes, it is wise to revisit your will whenever your personal circumstances change. Your will instructs the executor of your estate, and...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 24 Feb 2013
A trust can take effect whenever the trust document states it will take effect (as long as it is not a date in the past). So it can take effect...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 28 Jan 2013
Click here to read Community Law's information about the will-making process:...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 28 Jan 2013
When a person dies without leaving a will, this is called an "intestacy" (or it is said that the person "died intestate"). When this happens, the...
Community Law Wellington & Hutt Valley answered 20 Dec 2012