Category: Elder Law

Where there is a will, what is the way?

Where there is a will, what is the way? A parent dies, but the child is unaware of the death Categories = Property, Elder law, Wills and Estates,  Trusts and Succession   A child (of whatever age) can make a claim against the estate of their parent under the Family Protection Act 1955 (FPA) if […]

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Caring for Kiwis who cannot make decisions for themselves

Caring for Kiwis who cannot make decisions for themselves   Could a Britney Spears’ type conservatorship apply in NZ?   Categories = Property, Elder Law   In the Spring 2021 edition of Trust eSpeaking, we looked at whether someone in New Zealand could end up in a similar situation to American entertainer Britney Spears. Britney […]

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Family protection and wills

Family protection and wills – take advice to avoid future issue

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Enduring powers of attorney

How many people should you name as attorneys? You should have two Enduring powers of attorney (EPAs) – one for property, and the other for personal care and welfare. In your EPA, you should also take care to name appropriate people as your attorneys. Ideally you should name two people to manage your property, which […]

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