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Senior Law

The number of people aged over 65 years is predicted to grow to over one million and to make up more than 20% of the population by 2020. New Zealand’s aging population has resulted in new and complex legal issues. Longer lifespans, blended families, sunset relationships and a variety of …

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Funeral Trusts

People may know that they are entitled to have funds set aside for a pre-paid funeral. What many people may not be aware of are the different options that exist and the amount that each person is allowed to set aside for their funeral which will not be included in …

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To Will or not to Will?

Many people put off making a Will – but if you die without a properly made Will, you are said to have died intestate. In this situation your estate will be settled according to the provisions of the Administration Act. The Act divides your estate in set proportions amongst your …

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Capacity

As lawyers, we are required to meet with our clients and take their instructions in order to help them complete the particular legal task(s) they are planning.  Sometimes when we do this, we need to take a little extra time to consider our client’s legal or mental capacity to make …

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