I a friend has set up a givealittle page to help the family pay for funeral costs, is the defacto entitled to any of the

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Customer: I a friend has set up a givealittle page to help the family pay for funeral costs, is the defacto entitled to any of the money?
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Customer: rung civil law who did not no
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If you are raising money to help someone pay for funeral expenses, that is setting up a form of trust. The purpose of the trust is to pay for those expenses. If you are advertising on the page that this is for funeral expenses, then the money should not be spent for anything else. If there was a lot of money left over you would need to give that back to the donors

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What about kiwi saver, who does that go to when there is no will?
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The Kiwi saver would normally go to the partner. It does depend on how much money is in the account. If there is more than $15,000 there can be a need to get proper administration of the estate

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