A dissolution order (the legal term for 'divorce' in New Zealand) is difficult because of the importance of our relationships and the bonds that matter most to us. Establishing separate lives brings a flurry of administration during a time when you'd rather focus on the people that still matter to you, which is why we provide a straightforward and cost-effective way for you to dissolve your marriage.
This package gives you all the documents you need to file for divorce in the Family Court. It includes: an application for dissolution, affidavit for dissolution, and G7 information sheet about the parties involved.
The easiest way to think of a memorandum of wishes is like a will for your trust! During your lifetime and as a trustee, you may have control over the trust assets but you may have special wishes for how these will be dealt with upon your death. Record them here so there's no confusion!
Protecting your assets by transferring them to a family trust can be a smart move. The way to transfer real estate is by the Settlors (the people who have set up the trust and currently own the property) selling their house to the Trust and its trustees. You will need an agreement of sale of property to a trust to do this.
A Contract For Services documents an agreement between a “Contractor” and a "Principal" who has engaged the Contractor to carry out "services" for a fee. The “services” could be an assignment or project that is ongoing for a specified time period, or, ongoing until a particular end point has been achieved.
Running a trust is all about good governance. Your trustees should get together annually to discuss the trust assets and make decisions on how to manage the trust for the year ahead. Once you’ve made your decisions, you need to record them in as a set of trustee resolutions.
This interview will help you generate your resolutions by providing useful discussion points for your trustees.
When you grant someone a Power of Attorney, you are give that person or people the power to sign documents for you personally and enter into binding agreements on your behalf. You can give your attorney a general power to act in relation to all your property matters, or you can give a specific power relating to only a certain aspect of your property.
A Deed of Delegation allows the person or people you appoint as attorney to act on your behalf in your role as a trustee (of a trust) or executor (of an estate). You can give a general power to act on your behalf as trustee or executor, or you can limit the power you can limit the power you are giving your attorney to be in relation to a particular aspect of the role as trustee or executor.
One of the biggest frustrations in doing business is not getting paid what you’re owed. A statutory demand is a legal document demanding payment from a company who owes you money over $1,000. If the company then fails to pay you within 15 working days of the date of demand, you can apply to the court to place the company into liquidation.
Part of establishing a trust involves making some initial decisions- such as deciding upon a lawyer or accountant to assist with trust activities, agreeing that the settlor’s may live in the trust’s property, and setting up a bank account. These decisions need to be recorded in a set of opening minutes.
If you have a family trust, it’s likely that from time to time your trustees will change. Whether one of your trustees is retiring, you’re bringing on someone new, or you’re having a whole reshuffle, you need to record the change in a set of resolutions.