“We’ve found it, our new home!”
Whether the property is a cheap do up, has a wonderful view, or it is inundated with Pokemon, the purchase of property will be one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime.
As a first home buyer, let’s see how KiwiSaver and Housing NZ may be able to assist you with your purchase.
On 2 November 2021, my life changed in a moment. I was hit by a car while I was walking across the road. Broken right ankle, broken right arm requiring surgery for pins and screws to put it back together, four days in hospital. I couldn’t walk. The injuries to my arm meant I couldn’t even sign my name. I had to learn to use a mouse with my left hand. It all happened so suddenly, I left my office at lunchtime to do some banking, and didn’t make it back. Read more
The announcement of lockdown Tuesday evening, meant another obstacle in the road of 13-month-old, American Staffy Crossbreed, Duke, and his opportunity for a second chance at life.
Casey Walters, our new family law solicitor who joined KW Legal in June this year, was concerned that the level 4 lockdown may preclude Duke from flying to his new foster home with a Rescue in Auckland.
Tēnā koutou katoa, Haeri mai 2021
Greetings to one and all, Welcome 2021
What a challenging year 2020 was, and what a relief to be in 2021. From the stunned news that “we are going into lockdown” to “the team of five million”, how privileged are we to be in Aotearoa New Zealand. We have all taken away some negatives and some positives from 2020. Read more
The New Trusts Act comes into force on 31 January 2021.
Tēnā koutou / Greetings to All
Firstly, why do we have Trusts?
A Trust is a good vessel for protecting your assets for your children. You can favour one Beneficiary over another which gives you greater flexibility than your Will. Your spouse and/or children can make a claim against your estate if you have not provided for them in your Will. It is more difficult to challenge the distribution of a discretionary Trust.