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 RCpN, LLB(Hons) | Life Planning Team Leader Megan graduated with a LLB(Hons) in 2006 from the University of Auckland as a Senior Scholar in Law. Contact
- Neil McNab Director BA, LLB | Team Leader Born and raised in South Otago, Neil graduated from the University of Otago in Dunedin in 1975. Contact
- Chloe Davenport Lawyer LLB, BA Chloe has a broad background in the law and her areas of practice include Property, Trusts, Wills, EPOA and Family Law. Chloe is very pleased to have joined WRMK and will be based in Kerikeri. Contact
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