Articles by The Professional Trustee Team
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..Read Article
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..Read Article
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,..Read Article
Should I rent or Buy? One of our client recently asked me if they should be renting or striving to buy a home. They weren't too sure if buying a house was such a smart way of increasing their wealth given the recent state of..Read Article
how to avoid fighting over money Recently I had a conversation with one of my friends who told me she was constantly fighting with her nearest and dearest over money. They just didn't seem to be able to agree on what they should do financially...Read Article
I'M TELLING ALL ! After plenty of anxious moments and sleepless nights, I've done it. Yes, I have written a Book. "Family Trusts 101" has finally been born. Trusts are never easy creatures to understand but I think this Book should help all New Zealanders comprehend..Read Article
In the last couple of weeks I've been honoured to be able to speak at a couple of events, attended exclusively by women. These events focused on issues relevant to women such as maintaining a "work-life balance". I of course spoke about the issue of..Read Article
Dear Clients & Friends, Recessions bring about all sorts of changes. For example, in the legal world people stop purchasing houses, so lawyers often run out of conveyancing work. Conversely, money starts to get tight so people start to sue each other. This of course..Read Article
Yes, it was a very informative and structured workshop. I have attended a few Matthew's presentations and workshops and they are always very structured, easy to follow and understand. That was the reason why I switched to GRA a few years back after attending one of his presentation, I thought he was just brilliant. Many Thanks. - Tatiana
If you're investing in residential property, seeking to maximise your ability to succeed and minimise risk, then this is a 'must read'.
Matthew Gilligan provides a fresh look at residential property investment from an experienced investor’s viewpoint. Written in easy to understand language and including many case studies, Matthew explains the ins and outs of successful property investment.