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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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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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MONEY IS A JEALOUS MISTRESS

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

Money is a jealous mistress One night last week, in a city away from my home, I found myself at a bit of a loose end.  Not a personality to skulk around, I used the time to see a movie I wanted to enjoy.  'Money..

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Show Me The Money Honey

by The Professional Trustee Team 28 Oct 10

SHOW ME THE MONEY HONEY women and money I reckon all women are in the protection business.  Just look around.  They are born Protectors.  They look out for their friends and family and are constantly trying to protect those they love.  They even look out..

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Family Trusts 101 Book

by The Professional Trustee Team 30 Jun 10

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..

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Gremlins Playing With Your Trust Deed

by The Professional Trustee Team 24 Jun 10

As you can imagine, we see lots of different types of Trust Deeds here at GRA. Despite there being a variety of Deeds around, there are some common provisions we like in all our clients' Deeds of Trust. One of these provisions relates to decision..

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Who's On Your Bus?

by The Professional Trustee Team 11 Nov 09

Life has a great way of teaching us lessons and one big lesson I've learned is this - if you get the right people on the bus, sitting in the right seats, life just flows a whole lot easier.  So, what's this lesson got to..

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