Kim Schouten


I am based in our private client team and specialise in asset protection, estate planning, estate administration, trust administration, relationship property and residential conveyancing.

I am experienced in assisting clients in all aspects of estate and trust administration, including applying for grants of probate and letters of administration and advising clients on complex estate and trust matters. I regularly carry out the estate administration for our clients who are executors and trustees.

I assist clients with their estate planning and advise clients on what structures they can implement to reduce the likelihood of claims being brought against their estate. I have also assisted clients in bringing claims against an estate.

My experience in relationship property matters includes drafting and advising on relationship property agreements and negotiating the settlement of relationship property claims.    

I have experience in making applications under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act.  

I am a member of the Wellington Branch Trusts and Estates Law Committee within the New Zealand Law Society.