As we age we often face decisions relating to retirement, disability and estate planning.
Elder law is law that focuses on the legal needs of the elderly and their families. Dealing with these issues is a large part of our practice.
It is important to know your rights, and your options, and to seek advice when needed from a lawyer experienced in these issues.
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Enduring Powers of Attorney
Have you ever thought about who would make decisions about what happens to you if the proverbial bus hits and you are left unable to make decisions for yourself? Enduring powers of attorney let you decide who can make important decisions about you and your property if you cannot.
Your “next of kin” has no automatic right to act for you if you cannot. If you want to be sure that they can, you need to appoint them as your attorney under an enduring power of attorney.
If you don’t have enduring powers of attorney, your family may need to go to court to have a property manager and welfare guardian appointed to make those decisions.
Everyone over the age of 18 years should have enduring powers of attorney in relation to their property and their personal care and welfare.
Our Elder Law Team
- Megan Bawden Director Life Planning Team Leader | LLB(Hons), RCpN Megan leads our life planning team. She has particular interest in medico-legal matters and “‘elder law” issues. Contact
- Neil McNab Director Trusts Team Leader | BA, LLB Neil is a Managing Director of the firm. His specialty interests and expertise lies in trusts and related areas. Contact
- Chloe Davenport Lawyer LLB, BA Chloe has a broad background in the law and is a Kerikeri local. As a member of our trusts, life planning and property teams, she helps clients with a wide variety of matters. Contact
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