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My mother died this week. She wrote a will but it was never
my mother died this week. She wrote a will but it was never lodged with a lawyer and my stepdad can't find it. Is there any point for us to search for the copy? If not who can apply to the High court … read more
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My wife and I are selling main home brought in dec 14 our
Hi my wife and I are selling main home brought in dec 14 our lawyer has made us disclose our nz tax residency and other details I would not say my tax no Is this required our details? … read more
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My brother died in 2015 without a will, how much would it
My brother died in 2015 without a will, how much would it cost to file a notice on interest on my brothers property in new zealand for my parents, his biological parents. … read more
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I'm a New Zealand citizen and my de facto partner is
Hello my names Matthew Fernie and I'm a New Zealand citizen and my de facto partner is Brazilian but a NZ resident. her brother has a young child in Brazil aged about 2years That we would like to brin… read more
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Appreciate your time, my question involves my son who died
Hi Pearl appreciate your time, my question involves my son who died suddenly without a will, had been in a relationship for 7 years there are 3 children from a previous relationship. His partner at th… read more
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I was in de facto relationship for last 14years my partner
I was in de facto relationship for last 14years my partner was still in de facto relationship with me but quietly got married in Fiji can he be charged of bigamy … read more
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My father just died recently he is a singer and is still
Hi my father just died recently he is a singer and is still selling cds around world. I don't think there is a will. Do his children therefore own his copyright fro his music? … read more
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My exhusband is American. He is taking my children to New
I am American. My exhusband is American. He is taking my children to New Zealand because his girlfriend...who he says he is in a de facto relationship with is in the New Zealand military. How do I get… read more
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I live in SLC Utah and I have got a question regarding
I live in SLC Utah and I have got a question regarding regarding inheritance in New Zealand for my son. My ex husband passed away 5 yrs ago (he only had one son, my son) he had a will but I know his w… read more
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If a person is unable to make a will due to mental handicap
if a person is unable to make a will due to mental handicap who has to be included in any disbursement of their assets? … read more
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My partner (Irish) has been in NZ for 6 years (approx) he
my partner (Irish) has been in NZ for 6 years (approx) he was convicted in Dec 2015 of 2 crimes that could carry a … read more
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I live in Ireland. I visit a lady NZ friend for 3 to 4
I live in Ireland. I visit a lady NZ friend for 3 to 4 months every year. Her home is my base and I travel to all parts of NZ and Australia. … read more
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Just wondering if my husband can sponsor my son from the uk
Hi Chris, just wondering if my husband can sponsor my son from the uk into NZ. My husband is NZ citizen. I am Australian citizen and have been in NZ 1.5 years. My son in the U.K. has no brothers siste… read more
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My partner have a work visa Here in New Zealand. He plan to
Hi. my partner have a work visa Here in New Zealand. He plan to sponsor me for a de facto work visa. Im already in New Zealand with my student visa and wish to change this to partnership visa. … read more
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I am trying to understand what shoud my activities be inthe
Hi, Chris. I am trying to understand what shoud my activities be inthe following situation. We had de faco partnership relationship with a NZ citizen (living in my place in Latvia for 5 years, he died… read more
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When you have a family estate where a parent has passed away
When you have a family estate where a parent has passed away without leaving a will. The other parent is still alive, 4 siblings are still alive out of seven,one of the siblings was married but has pa… read more
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Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders,
Does the Nz matrimonial property act extend across borders, in particular Australia? Ie: can a new partner in Australia claim half of their partners estate in nz, and can a partner in nz claim half of… read more
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My partner and I recently divorced in NZ. She is Japanese and
My partner and I recently divorced in NZ. She is Japanese and has taken our children back to Japan, but in our agreement we have dual custody and I have visitation rights and, should she become incapa… read more
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