Elder Law

Keeping the future in mind with Elder Law

Our Elder Law team is a specialist division set up by Gillespie Young Watson to cater specifically to the needs of those who are nearing retirement, or who have reached retirement.

If you are nearing or have reached retirement, you should have a full review of your affairs. We have designed a review process that ensures your legal affairs are all dealt with and optimised. This covers all of your estate planning, including trusts or wills, and any entitlement you may have to residential care support.

Dealing with the law late in life can be stressful, but there’s no need to worry. The Gillespie Young Watson Elderlaw team are here to help, and have the experience to make your review process quick and easy.

 

Links of Interest

Elder Family Matters
Elder Family Matters provides personalised in-home care and assistance to the elderly. They prioritise the relationship between carers and clients, and all of their carers are trained, qualified, and police vetted.

Retirement Village Legislation
This link takes you to the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, which is responsible for administering the retirement villages legislation and providing information to operators of villages, residents and intending residents. Retirement villages can sometimes use different approaches to leasing property, but there are some laws you should be aware of, as the government has made amendments to the law to make retirement villages more consistent in their offerings.

Ministry of Social Development – Entitlements
This link leads to Work and Income, and provides information regarding the senior services provided by the New Zealand government, including the New Zealand Superannuation (NZ Super), SuperGold card for discounts and special offers, extra financial help, and more.

 

Want to know more?

GYW’s specialist team are experts in elder family matters and elder law in New Zealand. To find out more, give us a call today, and we’ll be able to figure out the next step, together.