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Trusts and Assets Protection

You have worked hard and built a great life for yourself or your family here in Christchurch.

You might have recently inherited money or assets, or perhaps you have children or grandchildren with special needs and requirements. 

You might even be in business and are worried about exposing your personal assets to business risk. 

If any of the above situations apply to you, you may want to consider making a plan to protect your assets. 

Life is uncertain at best and taking a haphazard approach to asset protection can have unintended consequences or even disastrous outcomes. 

Setting up a family trust

Why set up a trust?

Family trusts protect your assets and benefit your family long after you've passed away. Trusts can protect your children's inheritance until they come of age and make sure that only they, and not their partners, can access those assets. 

By placing money or assets in a trust, they're also protected against creditors if a business venture in Christchurch fails. You get peace of mind knowing you have protected your family home. 

Expert Trust Lawyers

Forming a trust is a big decision but Godfreys Law has the necessary expertise to guide you through the process. Our Trust Lawyers can advise you and your family on a trusts' pros and cons, ensuring it is established and managed properly. 


Asset protection

Invest in your future

Our goal, as your trusted advisors, is to guide you through the process of protecting your assets. We'll explain everything without any complicated legal jargon and assist you in selecting the appropriate tools and strategies. 

Asset Protection Tools

Asset protection encompasses succession planning, protecting your assets for future generations. It also offers the tools you need during life to give control, certainty, and clarity around how your assets are to be dealt with. 

Some of the tools our Asset Protection Lawyers can use to help protect your assets include:

  • Preparing and revising your Will
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Contracting our agreements
  • Family trusts
  • Business ownership structres
  • Shareholder agreements include buy/sell agreements
  • Key person insurance
  • Inheritance trusts
  • Personalised asset protection plan

Because the scope of asset protection measures is so broad, there simply is no one-size fits all approach. One of our specialist asset protection lawyers can meet with you to create a personalised plan to manage your assets. 

At a bare minimum, we recommend everyone has both a Will and Enduring Powers of Attorney. Get in touch and we can create these for you. 


Real trusts. Real solutions.

Contact our expert trust lawyers today

Get in touch and protect your assets. We'll keep you up-to-date with any changes to the law, reviewing your asset protection strategies over time, giving you peace of mind and control. 

For almost 150 years, Godfreys Law has advised generations of Cantabrians on managing their assets for future generations. To speak with an experienced lawyer about family trust management or asset protection, contact Godfreys Law on 03 366 7469.