Tag Archives: Family law

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Is my Will in order? What will happen when I die? Part 2

Further to our previous blogs on “Is my Will in order? What will happen when I die?” and “Where there’s a Will, there’s a relative-deceased estates” a recent case has highlighted the need to take extra caution when drafting and finalising your will yet again. Recent case In the case of Sutton v Public Trust […]

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Structuring A Family Enterprise.

Family businesses or family enterprise is often the business structure chosen by migrant entrepreneurs. Family businesses are an often overlooked form of ownership. Yet they are a very common form of business structure from the corner dairy to household names such as Swatch, The New York Times, Samsung, and BMW. Nearly one-third of all companies in the S&P 500 index and 40 […]

Is my will in order? What will happen when I die?

Many people do not want to think about their death and the impact of their death on their loved ones even though it is about the only certainty in life, although there is a lingering question of “when?” This week Tina Hwang examines what will happen when you die? To read this article as a […]

Child Relocation Outside NZ

The father and mother of a child are usually joint guardians of the child under Section 17 of the Care of Children Act 2004 (‘the Act’). Parents who have separated have a duty under Section 16 of the Act to consult with the other parent of the child about important guardianship matters. One of these […]

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Can I sponsor my parents for residency in New Zealand?

If you have held your residence visa for at least 3 years, you may be eligible to sponsor your parents for residency.Your parents must also meet the following criteria: Good health; Good character; No dependent children; English language requirements, or pre-purchase English tuition; Either Tier 1 or Tier 2 requirements (see below). All applicants must […]