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Busting some of the myths regarding Wills

There are a number of common assumptions made about access to a person’s Will and what happens after the Will-maker has died.  Television and movies often contain scenes in which, after a person’s death, the estate lawyer and all the beneficiaries get together for a formal reading of the Will.  While there’s nothing to prevent this from happening, there’s no requirement to do so and it rarely happens in New Zealand.  Usually the estate lawyers write to each of the beneficiaries named in the Will to advise them of their entitlements. Click on the link to read more about the myths on Wills.  Fineprint Winter 2015

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