Personal Law Callout

Personal Law Callout

Personal Law

There comes a stage in everyone’s life when the services of a lawyer  is necessary – whether it’s seeking advice about writing your will, or something more complicated like privacy or employment issues.

Robinson Law in Whakatāne offer professional advice, negotiation, and guidance on a range of areas in personal law:

We offer advice on the preparation of wills, including who is in charge of the distribution of your assets after you die (your executors), and how you want them distributed. We can also help with the creation of family trusts, gifting and borrowing.

Have peace of mind knowing that your property and financial affairs and, if necessary, your personal decisions are taken care of by appointing a Power of Attorney to manage your affairs if you’re incapable of doing so.

If you’re planning a holiday, or spend a large amount of time overseas, it is a good idea to appoint a temporary Power of Attorney who can do things like sign documents on your behalf

What happens after you die? Who will look after your estate? We can help you work through ensuring everything is set in place so your estate administration is a smooth and undemanding process.

Robinson Law can also assist with Applications for Probate made to the High Court to ‘prove’ the will of a deceased person to that the appointed executor is confirmed and can follow the wishes of the deceased in accordance with the will.

If someone dies without a will, an application can be made for the appointment of an Administrator will see that the assets are distributed in accordance with the Rules of Intestacy.

Sometimes life can throw a curveball – you deserve peace of mind in knowing that your property and financial affairs will be taken care of in the event that you’re unable to do so. Robinson Law can assist you in putting in place Powers of Attorney – someone you would like to act on your behalf in the future, if required.

If a loved one is no longer mentally capable of managing their property and financial affairs, and/or personal decisions, Robinson Law can help you with your application to the Family Court for the power to manage affairs on their behalf.

Talk to Robinson Law for advice about implications and best practice when borrowing or lending money from both banks and family members or friends. We can help to ensure your assets are protected, avoid disputes, and allow for a quick recovery of your money.

It’s important that before you enter into any guarantee arrangement – no matter who it is with – that you’re aware of the legal implications of guaranteeing repayment of debts that aren’t your own. Robinson Law offer advice about acting as a Guarantor.

Know your rights as a consumer. Robinson Law offers advice and representation relating to consumer disputes, including consumer protection/guarantees and warranties, fair trading and misrepresentation.

If you feel that your privacy has been breached, or if you are the subject of harassment, you can talk to the experts at Robinson Law for advice and possible action.

We can offer advice and representation when disputes arise with your insurance company or the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC).

It’s important to seek advice when entering a new employment contract to make sure that you understand the terms of your contract and their implications for you. Robinson Law offers employment contract advice and advice and representation in disputes that may arise between you and your employer.

If you’re having a dispute with a family member and need legal advice, you can contact Robinson Law for help and advice. We offer negotiation and mediation services to find the best outcome for everyone involved.

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