Wills and Inheritance in New Zealand

If you have or are about to acquire assets in New Zealand you should consider how they will be dealt with after you die to ensure that the process of administering your estate in New Zealand is as smooth as possible for your loved ones.

Dealing with cross border wills and estates can be extremely complex and the laws that relate to you will depend on your own specific circumstances. It is important that you seek your own advice in relation to your wills and inheritance matters.

Guide to Wills and Inheritance in New Zealand

We have provided some very general information below, which assumes that you are domiciled in England and Wales and have assets in both England and New Zealand. This information is not a substitute for specific advice from a properly qualified and experienced lawyer. Worldwide Lawyers can connect you to a lawyer with the appropriate experience to assist you should you need to take advice or action in relation to the succession of your assets in New Zealand.

If you require information regarding resealing a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration in New Zealand, see our article Resealing UK Grants of Probate in New Zealand or contact us on 01244 470 339 or at info@worldwidelawyers.co.uk.

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