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Thinking of gifting your property to a family member…be careful of rest home subsidy limits…

Filed under: Residential Care Subsidy, Residential Tenancies

A retired couple owned a small seaside apartment. One partner’s health was deteriorating, so they decided that it would be best if she entered a rest...

What is a reverse mortgage & what problems may arise with one?

Filed under: Banking & Finance, Elder Law, Land Law

Reverse mortgages, or Home Equity Release mortgages, have been heavily promoted, to the elderly who own their own homes but what problems could they bring?...

Residential Care Subsidies

Filed under: Enduring Powers of Attorney, Residential Care Subsidy, Wills, Elder Law

It is becoming increasingly difficult to place yourself in a position of being entitled to a residential care subsidy through gifting your assets into...

What Is Your Level Of Capacity Today and What May It Be Tomorrow?

Filed under: Enduring Powers of Attorney, Elder Law

There was a time when the issue of whether or not someone had mental capacity related only to persons completing a Will.

Planning to meet elder care needs

Filed under: Enduring Powers of Attorney, Elder Law

Most people realise the need for a Will to order their affairs. It is equally important to make arrangements for your affairs to be managed if by accident,...

Asset Rich - Income Poor: What Can You Do?

Filed under: Protection of Personal Property

Let us suppose that you own your own home worth $355,000 which is mortgage free and that your only income is National Superannuation. You can find sufficient...

Choosing a Retirement Village - What to look for

Filed under: Rest Homes & Retirement Villages

Retirement or Lifestyle Village, which offers you more? A checklist of what to look for.

Checklist When Considering A Retirement Village

Filed under: Rest Homes & Retirement Villages

Bill Duncan and Tony Fortune have acted for many intending residents of retirement villages and have reviewed many occupation licences. This checklist...

Smoking at work

Filed under: Rest Homes & Retirement Villages, Employment Law, Employment Agreements, Health, Human Rights, Utilities

Roughly one in five New Zealand adults smoke tobacco, according to a government social report in 2010. This means there’s a good chance in every workplace...

Wills and Enduring Power of Attorney

Filed under: Enduring Powers of Attorney, Wills

What do you need to know about making a Will and an enduring power of attorney?

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