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Communtity Law Manual | Wills | Other resources

Wills

Other resources

Community Law

www.communitylaw.org.nz

Your local Community Law Centre can provide free initial legal advice and information.

New Zealand Law Society

www.lawsociety.org.nz

Pamphlets

  • Making a will and estate administration
  • Dividing up relationship property.

Access pamphlets online or order hardcopies from the New Zealand Law Society.

Phone: (04) 472 7837
Email: pamphlets@lawsociety.org.nz

Ministry of Justice

www.justice.govt.nz/courts/high-court/apply-for-probate-and-get-copy-of-will

This webpage provides some useful information and links on the more technical legal side of getting a copy of a will when a relative has died.

Māori Land Succession

www.maorilandcourt.govt.nz/your-maori-land/succession/

This gives information on how Māori land is dealt with, including how land is dealt with after an owner has passed away.

Public Trust

www.publictrust.co.nz/personal/wills

Phone: 0800 371 471
Email: info@publictrust.co.nz

The Public Trust gives information about things to consider when making a will, setting things up, choosing an executor and estate administration. Facilities are also available for making a will online.

Consumer NZ

www.consumer.org.nz/articles/wills

The Consumer NZ website contains good information about wills, including the legal requirements for making a will, and what it’s likely to cost to administer after a person dies.

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