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Broken hearts dysfunctional trusts

New Zealand, land of the long white cloud, lots and lots of sheep; and just about as many trusts.  What happens to jointly settled trusts when the settlors’ relationship has come to an end?  Well often, not much.  Literally.  The settlor/trustees cannot reach agreement on anything, the independent trustee (if there is one) is either … Continue reading

Beneficiary Rights Webinar

Beneficiary Rights – Wednesday 10th July Presented by Vicki Ammundsen  Beneficiaries are fundamental to a valid trust. Although it is common for the terms of a deed of trust to allow trustees to favour some beneficiaries over others, it is important for lawyers and accountants who advise trustees and beneficiaries to have a good understanding … Continue reading