One of the most important aspects of planning for the future is ensuring that your wishes are carried out in the event that you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself or after your death. This is where Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney are important, in order to avoid uncertainty and prevent family disputes.
At Franklin Law, we understand that every client's situation is unique and therefore requires a customized approach. We work closely with you to understand your wishes and help you draft a Will that reflects those wishes.
Everyone should have Enduring Powers of Attorney in place because an accident or illness could occur at any time resulting in temporary or permanent incapacity. If a Power of Attorney is not in place before this happens, your family will not be able to manage your personal property affairs or make decisions about your health care.
We are able to assist you in appointing an Enduring Power of Attorney, someone who can make important decisions on your behalf if you become incapacitated. If you become incapacitated without an Enduring Power of Attorney the process for a family member to apply to the Court to be appointed a guardian under the Protection of Personal & Property Rights Act is expensive, time-consuming and sometimes contentious.
Our experienced team is well-versed in New Zealand's laws and regulations for Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney. We are committed to ensuring that your wishes are respected and your assets are protected.
Don't wait until it's too late to start planning for the future. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you with Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney.
How we can help
- Life interest wills
- Living wills / advanced directives
- Enduring powers of attorney
- General powers of attorney
- Explanation of the different documents and their function
- Advise on how to choose your attorneys
- Advise on the restrictions you can add to your power of attorney
- Assist with obtaining medical certificates (if required)
- Assisting with obtaining attorney signatures
- Assist with power of attorney disputes