Family Trust Lawyers NZ

Looking to create, manage or revise a Trust? Trusts are a popular way of protecting property and managing assets for your family. At Lawhub, we're experts in trust law, and can help you set up and manage your trust in a way that works best for you.

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Family Trust Lawyers NZ

Creating a Trust


Placing assets like property in a Family Trust can protect those assets against claims on your estate, and keep them in the family for future generations.

A New Zealand family trust has three parties: the settlor (or donor), who puts assets into the trust; the trustee, who manages those assets according to the terms of the trust agreement; and the beneficiaries, who benefit from those assets according to the terms of the trust agreement.


Setting up a family trust involves sound advice and legal expertise. As New Zealand’s trust laws change, trustee obligations, trust reviews, and letters of wishes may also need updating to reflect the new situation. In fact, future law changes may mean a trust that worked for you in the past is no longer suitable moving forward.

It's important to be as informed as possible when creating a family trust — The more knowledge you have the better prepared you can be. For advice around asset protection and creating a trust to look after your family and loved ones, contact one of our experienced lawyers today.

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Trusts Specialists

Robert van Wichen

Robert van Wichen

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Solicitor - LLB

Commercial, Wills, Trusts, Estates and General Law
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Romeo Margaritis

Romeo considers himself a general problem-solver and has a wide range of legal experience after over forty years practicing law across Canterbury.

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Consultant – LLB

Property/Conveyancing, Wills, Trusts, Estates, Commercial, Contract and General Law
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