The grave importance of having a current will

Man in suit signing document: the importance of having a will

No one expects the worst to happen ... until it does. Then the importance of having a will - or not, as the case may be - becomes glaringly apparent.

Not having a current and valid will can have major consequences on those left behind when you pass away. If you do not have a will, or it is invalid or obsolete, your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy. This may mean your assets are allocated in a way which may not necessarily reflect your own personal wishes, and could even mean your loved ones suffer financial hardship and/or legal complications as a result.

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It's strange to think of money ever lying dormant and unclaimed, however this is can happen more easily than one might think.

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AML/CFT - what is it and what does it mean for me?

As of today Accountants will now come under the obligations of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 (or AML/CFT).

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NZ trust law to be overhauled

Hands with upward-facing palms, holding paper dolls cutout of family of 4

The Trustee Act has been under review for some time. The changes being proposed are to make trust law easier to access and understand.

On 1 August, Justice Minister Amy Adams introduced the Trusts Bill to Parliament. This will be the first significant change since the introduction of the Trustee Act 1956.

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