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Inheritances Lost Unnecessarily

by The Professional Trustee Team 08 Dec 15

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..

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Difference Between Wills and Memorandum of Wishes

by The Professional Trustee Team 22 Mar 13

Today I discuss a very common topic that many New Zealanders get mixed up about. What is the difference between Wills and Memorandum of Wishes. Watch my video blog to find out. I hope you enjoyed my short video blog. .

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Writing Letters to Your Loved Ones Before Your Death

by The Professional Trustee Team 09 Mar 13

Today's topic is about writing letters to your loved ones before your death. This is something that is very hard to do but is so valuable to your loved ones. Watch my shot video to find out why.   I hope you enjoyed my short video..

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Today's topic says it all, what is the difference between General Powers of Attorney and Endruing Powers of Attorney. Listen in and I will explain. I hope you enjoyed my short video blog. .

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Your future after Divorce Part 3

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Jan 13

Welcome to Just a minute with Janet. This is part 3 of a three part series where I discuss, dare I say it "Divorce". If you are going through a divorce or think you might be this three part series is a must watch. I..

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Divorce Part 2

by The Professional Trustee Team 25 Jan 13

Welcome to Just a minute with Janet. This is part 2 of a three part series where I discuss, dare I say it "Divorce". If you are going through a divorce or think you might be this three part series is a must watch. I..

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Necessity of Wills and Memorandom of Wishes

by The Professional Trustee Team 21 Jun 12

Now there's always at least 3 sides to a story but if the article in the New Zealand Herald is anything to go by, it would appear a family home and its contents was sold without potential beneficiaries being told.  The facts as reported are..

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The Low Down on New Gifting Rules

by The Professional Trustee Team 26 Oct 11

Christmas Grinch versus Santa Claws When it comes to giving, they say it's the thought that counts.  Unfortunately, not many people apply this truism when it comes to gifting to the Family Trust.  I expect lots of New Zealanders will, in the next little while,..

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Interest Rates: Latest Update & Commentary

by The Professional Trustee Team 03 Aug 10

As the Trustee Services Partner at Gilligan Rowe & Associates, I'm often asked by Trustees what we think is going to happen in the economy, the property market and with interest rates. We answer questions like this all the time as helping people make and..

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