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Preparing for succession

Preparing for succession

If you and your whānau have decided you're ready to start the succession journey, these are the first steps. If you need a hand at any stage, kaimahi at Māori Land Court can help.

Gather together details for everyone in the whānau you think is eligible to succeed. Track down the names (and addresses, if possible) of:

  • any children the whānau member who died had
  • any whāngai children whānau want to include in the succession application
  • any children your whānau member legally adopted into the whānau
  • anyone else you think could be eligible to succeed to the whānau member who died, like their brothers and sisters, and nephews and nieces.

Note down details for their spouse or partner too, if they had one. They may be eligible to a life interest in the whenua.

Who can succeed