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My niece Mikki living in Aus, NZ citizen, died at Easter, married but separated, husband in prison, 3 children now living back in nz. Married 2004, will made 2002. I understand the will is not valid i… read more
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My mother has no property to bequeath and feels she does not
My mother has no property to bequeath and feels she does not need a will. However she has a small bank account and was wondering what she should do to give access to this if she dies. Eg to pay her fu… read more
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Looking for an estate laywer in Auckland area who is cheap
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I have documents from the Office of the Public Guardian in
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MY wife passed away on Feb 22 2020. I am the executor of her
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We need a lawyer who specializes in probate. Aukland. The
The deceased and his family are all Chinese. The deceased died intestate surviving by a wife and a son. The deceased own a bank account in NZ with a balance between 15,000-20,000. Upon the NZ law, it is required to get a letter of administration from the high court. marriage license, death certificate … read more
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I am now the executor of a will in nz. I'm just wanting to
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Just wondering what the situation is for accessing funds of
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My friends wife died unexpectedly whilst on holiday and she
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Hello Thanks for this great service. My question: My father
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Hi, I am currently getting separated here in NZ, I have been
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Hi, i left New Zealand last year after residing there for 5
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Im a US citizen and resident, 70 years old. My wife, and
I'm a US citizen and resident, 70 years old. My wife, and two daughters are dual citizens, US and NZ. One daughter lives in NZ or Oz and the other in USA. Most of our estate is in a US family trust wi… read more
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Hi there. My father passed away recently but before he did
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How Long does it take for Probate in New Zealand where 1 million
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Hi, We live in New Zealand, having moved here six years ago
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