Articles by Janet Xuccoa
Thursday, August 29, 2019
30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts.  That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand. 
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Thursday, August 29, 2019

New Trust Law Passed

30 July 2019 was an important milestone in the land of trusts.  That was the date the Trust Act 2019 became law in New Zealand. 
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Monday, June 24, 2019

Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too.  A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex.    ... Read Article

Monday, June 24, 2019

A step forward in trust law

Trusts hail from medieval times and one can be forgiven for thinking current trust law has been on our statute books since that time too.  A combination of legislation, common law judgements and equity maxims result in the law being antiquated and complex.    ... Read Article

Thursday, September 28, 2017
A new bill is making its way through Parliament which is going to see changes made to the current Trustee Act.  All those with an existing trust should be aware of the implications imposed and the opportunities this new bill will bring when it becomes law. Further details will be presented at our Trust Seminar on 11 October 2017.
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Thursday, September 28, 2017

New Trust Legislation

A new bill is making its way through Parliament which is going to see changes made to the current Trustee Act.  All those with an existing trust should be aware of the implications imposed and the opportunities this new bill will bring when it becomes law. Further details will be presented at our Trust Seminar on 11 October 2017.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Recently I’ve seen several interesting client problems which would undoubtedly have resulted in lots of money being lost and lots of legal fees being incurred if these clients hadn’t had GRA’s Professional Trustee on board. 
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Professional Trustee preventing costly mistakes

Recently I’ve seen several interesting client problems which would undoubtedly have resulted in lots of money being lost and lots of legal fees being incurred if these clients hadn’t had GRA’s Professional Trustee on board. 
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Monday, September 19, 2016
A labyrinth case, involving legal proceedings spanning a decade, has finally made its way through four courts. The ultimate judgement delivered by the Supreme Court is probably one of the most ground breaking decisions in respect of trusts and relationship property that this country has seen for many a year.    ... Read Article
Monday, September 19, 2016

Ground-breaking trust case - are your trust assets safe?

A labyrinth case, involving legal proceedings spanning a decade, has finally made its way through four courts. The ultimate judgement delivered by the Supreme Court is probably one of the most ground breaking decisions in respect of trusts and relationship property that this country has seen for many a year.    ... Read Article
Wednesday, September 14, 2016

It is a common misconception that you have to live with someone for three years or more, and they have to make a direct contribution to the assets acquired during the relationship, before they’re entitled to bring a relationship property claim. Possibly this mistaken belief occurs because the legislation itself is misunderstood.   ... Read Article

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

When 'mine' becomes 'ours' - keeping assets separate

It is a common misconception that you have to live with someone for three years or more, and they have to make a direct contribution to the assets acquired during the relationship, before they’re entitled to bring a relationship property claim. Possibly this mistaken belief occurs because the legislation itself is misunderstood.   ... Read Article

Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Every parent wants their children to have an equally good if not better life than what they’ve lived. To achieve that objective, parents tend to work hard to build up assets so they have something to leave their children when they die.  This is done with the hope children will use their inheritances to make their lives more meaningful and interesting.  ... Read Article
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Inheritances Lost Unnecessarily

Every parent wants their children to have an equally good if not better life than what they’ve lived. To achieve that objective, parents tend to work hard to build up assets so they have something to leave their children when they die.  This is done with the hope children will use their inheritances to make their lives more meaningful and interesting.  ... Read Article
Thursday, September 10, 2015
We all know Trust law is a moving beast. The Court of Appeal recently demonstrated this when it released a judgement that had professional trustees using their little grey cells and thinking hard about their clients.   ... Read Article
Thursday, September 10, 2015

Legal judgement affecting Trusts

We all know Trust law is a moving beast. The Court of Appeal recently demonstrated this when it released a judgement that had professional trustees using their little grey cells and thinking hard about their clients.   ... Read Article
Tuesday, September 08, 2015
Most people are aware that from 1 October 2015, residential property (with some exceptions) that is bought and sold within a two year period will attract tax payable on capital gains made.  This rule will apply to equally to individuals, companies and Trusts.   ... Read Article
Tuesday, September 08, 2015

Buying and selling property through trusts

Most people are aware that from 1 October 2015, residential property (with some exceptions) that is bought and sold within a two year period will attract tax payable on capital gains made.  This rule will apply to equally to individuals, companies and Trusts.   ... Read Article
Friday, January 30, 2015

Most people understand that when a motor vehicle is sold, the owner of the car has to sign the sale papers.  These days, the buyer also has to sign the sale papers.  The same analogy applies to houses owned by a Trust.  Vendors and Purchasers have to sign an Agreement for Sale and Purchase (“Agreement”).  Unfortunately, this often doesn’t occur and disastrous consequences can follow.  ... Read Article

Friday, January 30, 2015

SELLING YOUR HOME WHEN IT'S OWNED BY A TRUST

Most people understand that when a motor vehicle is sold, the owner of the car has to sign the sale papers.  These days, the buyer also has to sign the sale papers.  The same analogy applies to houses owned by a Trust.  Vendors and Purchasers have to sign an Agreement for Sale and Purchase (“Agreement”).  Unfortunately, this often doesn’t occur and disastrous consequences can follow.  ... Read Article

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