Half of New Zealanders Don’t Have A Will

Half of New Zealanders Don’t Have A Will

Half of all new Zealanders don’t have a will and it’s something that has prompted Public Trust to run a Tough Questions campaign. Public Trust’s insights suggest that New Zealand has a poor record in estate planning compared to similar countries, possibly due to...
Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut in Elder Abuse Battle

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin has found himself in court arguing for his own mental competence in an elder abuse battle. Mr. Aldrin, 88, who set foot on moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has gone to court to try and prevent two of his children and a former business...
Prince’s Messy Estate Fight Continues

Prince’s Messy Estate Fight Continues

Two years since the death of music star Prince, the estate fight continues between the executor and the beneficiaries. The executor of the estate, Comerica Bank and Trust, can’t split the money among Prince’s six surviving siblings until the Internal Revenue Service...
What Is A Special Disability Trust?

What Is A Special Disability Trust?

A Special Disability Trust is a trust established primarily for succession planning by parents and immediate family members for the current and future care and accommodation needs of a person with a severe disability or medical condition. The general approach is that...
Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should There Be Cameras in Aged Care?

Should aged care facilities be required to install cameras in the bedrooms of the vulnerable elderly? The question continues to be raised in the wake of elder abuse scandals which show older people, particularly those with dementia, being abused and neglected by...