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My wife and I just moved back to NZ from USA. we are

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Hi Pearl..... my wife and I just moved back to NZ from USA. we are permanent residents here in NZ, and are retired, planning on staying for good. We have "durable powers of attorney" drawn up in the US. Are those valid here in NZ? Thanks, Terry
JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: Utah
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: not for the moment. Thanks.
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 5 months ago.
They may not be. For New Zealand you need enduring powers of attorney under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988. These will look similar but are the only forms recognised by the law here. You should see a lawyer to prepare these as they need to be witnessed by a lawyer

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