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Trust E-Speaking

Trust E-Speaking

Trust-eSpeaking-Spring-17.pdf

October 2017

Trust eSpeaking Spring 2017

In this Issue:

  • Trust Bill: Deals with practical issues
  • Retiring as a Trustee?: There's a process that should avoid any problems down the line
  • Ageing Trustees: Know when to walk away

Click here to read this edition. If you would like to talk further with us on any topic or legal issue, please do not hesitate to contact us on 03 441 0125 or Queenstown@mactodd.co.nz

Trust-eSpeaking-Spring-2016.pdf

Trust eSpeaking - Spring 2016

In this issue:

  • Beneficiaries' entitlement to trust information: A frustration for trustees
  • Trusts under attack by former spouses and partners: Trustees need to be cautious
  • Foreign trusts: Tightening up the rules

Click here to read this edition.  If you would like to talk further with us on any topic in Fineprint, or indeed on any other legal issue, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or by email at queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

Fineprint-Autumn-2016.pdf

March 2016

Trust eSpeaking - Autumn 2016

In this issue:

  • Increase in Claims on Estates: How you can help avoid a claim on your own estate
  • Your Will: Who pays for your funeral?
  • Parallel Trusts: Could be the best option for you

Click here to read this edition.  If you would like to talk further with us on any topic in Fineprint, or indeed on any other legal issue, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 03 441 0125 or by email at queenstown@mactodd.co.nz.

NZL184-Trust-eSpeaking-Mactodd.pdf

December 2015

Trust eSpeaking Summer 2015

Inside:

  • Protecting Your Digital Assets
  • Duties of an Attorney under an Enduring Power of Attorney
  • FATCA and New Zealand Trusts: Many trusts may require registration with the United States' IRS under the FATCA regime

Click here to read this publication.  If you'd like to talk more on any of these topics, or indeed any other legal issue, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Trust-eSpeaking-Spring-2015.pdf

September 2015

Trust eSpeaking Spring 2015

Inside:

  • Should you change your trustees? Always good to review
  • Worthy causes: Will your charitable donations reach the right people?
  • Trusts Update: A trust will need to have an IRD number to buy and sell residential property from 1 October 2015 - Companies acting as corporate trustees: 28 October is a critical date - Complying trusts

Click here to read this publication.  If you'd like to talk more on any of these topics, or on any other legal issue, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Trust-eSpeaking-Mactodd-Spring-2014.pdf

September 2014

Trust eSpeaking Spring 2014

In this issue:

  • Dying without a Will? Messy, expensive and time-consuming
  • Common Intention Constructive Trusts: The new weapon of trust law?
  • Importance of an 'Independent Trustee': Reduces risk

Click here to read this publication. If you would like to discuss or further information on any of the topics featured in this publication or Trusts in general, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Trust_E-SpeakingSummer_Autumn_2014_.pdf

March 2014

Trust eSpeaking Summer/Autumn 2014

In this issue:

  • Risks for Trustees: Health and safety and other laws, the implications for trustees
  • When a Trustee Loses Capacity: Removing and replacing incapacitated trustees
  • Looking into the Election Crystal Ball: A change in government may have implications for your trust

Click here to read this publication. If you would like to discuss or require further information on any of these topics or Trusts in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

Autumn_Trust_E-Speaking_2013.pdf

February 2013

Trust eSpeaking Autumn 2013

In this issue:

  • Trusts and avoidance of Rest Home fees
  • Right to decide about funeral and burial - still some uncertanties
  • Law Commission's key proposals for new Trusts legislation

Click here to read this publication. If you would like to discuss or require further information on any of these topics or Trusts in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

Trust_E-Speaking_Spring_2012.pdf

October 2012

Trust eSpeaking Spring 2012

In this issue:

  • Being a Trustee: The duty to act selflessly
  • Trustees’ Duties: Today and the Law Commission’s recommendations for the future
  • Will Makers to have a Responsibility to Support their Families: Highlighted in a recent case

Click here to read the entire publication. If you would like to discuss or require further information on any of these topics or Trusts in general please do not hesitate to contact us.

NZL111_MacTodd.pdf

January 2012

Trust eSpeaking - Summer 2012

In this issue:

  • Family Trusts and the Family Protection Act 1955: a recent case
  • Ring-fencing Your Assets When You’re in Business: The difference between prudent protection and hiding your assets.
  • Duties of a trustee: Divided Loyalties and Conflicts of Interest

If you’d like to talk further about any information in this newsletter, or about trusts in general, please contact us.   To read all articles please click here.

NZL099_Mactodd.pdf

September 2011

Trust eSpeaking - Spring

In this issue:

  • Implications of the abolution of gift duty: lets give it all away....."
  • Rest home care: Don't rely on or expect government hand outs.
  • Trustee Liability
  • Trust and tax law: using a trust to reduce your income is not straighforward

If you’d like to talk further about any information in this newsletter, or about trusts in general, please contact us. To read all articles please click here.

NZL074_Mactodd.pdf

March 2011

Trust eSpeaking - Autumn

In this issue:

  • Gift Duty Abolition: from 1 October 2011
  • Rush to Trust, or Maybe Not? Tek care with relationship property issues
  • What Might Happen with Future Trusts Legislation?

If you’d like to talk further about any information in this newsletter, or about trusts in general, please contact us. To read all articles please click here.