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...
Seven Year Estate Mystery Finally Solved

Seven Year Estate Mystery Finally Solved

The seven-year estate mystery of who was eligible to receive a $1.2 million Queensland estate has been solved after an investigation to find out who the woman with no birth certificate was. Phyllis Mary Hoskin died in 2009 at the recorded age of 93 without spouse,...
Dying Without A Will Causes Chaos

Dying Without A Will Causes Chaos

Dying without a will often leads to chaos, particularly if you have a complex family or business structure. Dying without a will means that you leave your family with no instructions about your final wishes, including your assets, your funeral plans and who should...
Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Stop Putting Off Writing Your Will

Writing your will as part of your estate planning is one of the most important things you can do for your loved ones while you are still around to do it.  But many of us put it off and there comes a time when the opportunity to do it passes. By then it is too late and...
What Happens With An Unsigned Will?

What Happens With An Unsigned Will?

  What happens in the case of an unsigned will? You’ve gone to the trouble of writing your will but you might have made the fatal mistake of not signing the will. The law of intestacy usually applies if you have an unsigned will.  For a will to be valid you must...