by Erin Gibson

Retirement Villages

The growth of the Retirement Village industry in New Zealand is increasing every year. There are currently well over 330 registered retirement villages in New Zealand. 10 Key Questions Intending…

by Erin Gibson

What does it mean to be an executor of someone’s Will?

Nothing is required of you until the person dies. Then your duties as an executor commence. The main duty is to carry out the terms of the deceased’s Will. The…

by Erin Gibson Estate Planning

What is a Power of Attorney

A power of attorney is an authority you give to another person to look after your affairs. There are two types of power of attorney: An ordinary power of attorney;…

by Erin Gibson Estate Planning

Administering an Estate

Before an estate can be administered and distributed to the beneficiaries the High Court must grant approval. The two most common forms of approval are: If there is a Will…

Asset Protection/Family Trusts by Erin Gibson

Gift Duty

You will undoubtedly be aware that the Government is to abolish gift duty from the 1¬†October 2011.¬† For those who still have a gifting programme to complete, there is an…

by Erin Gibson Family Law

Police Safety Orders

On the 1 July 2010 new laws came into effect which allow the Police to issue on the spot Police Safety Orders. The Police Safety Order (PSO) is issued in…