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PAX Pounamu Resolution - Online Legal Services are provided to You as a result of hearing that You, the client consumer would like access to simple and affordable legal documents without the need to find the time, money and energy to visit your chosen lawyer. PAX Pounamu Resolution is part of a programme to assist people to live a more peaceful, self-determining and responsible life. The range of documents available will continue to grow and if there is a document that you would like to have access to then please ask by sending Anja Klinkert an e-mail or give her a call.


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An Advance Directive (also called a ‘living will’ and a 'Advance Healthcare Directive') is a legal document where you can express your wishes for your future health care treatment once you are no longer able to make decisions for yourself, and once you are nearing the end of your life. This includes the ability to refuse sustenance and life-saving treatment.

Information required

Before getting started, you will need the full name of your GP if you wish for them to “sign off” on your advance directive.

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

Protecting your assets by transferring them to a family trust can be a smart move. The way to transfer real estate is by the Settlors (the people who have set up the trust and currently own the property) selling their house to the Trust and its trustees. You will need an agreement of sale of property to a trust to do this.

Information required

  • The address of the property and the full names of the current owners
  • The names of the trustees and the date the trust was set up
  • The current value of the property (you can use an e-valuer from QV to help with this!)
  • An idea of how the purchase price will be settled (whether by mortgage, gifting, or a bit of both)

Time required

Less than 10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (2 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

The easiest way to think of a memorandum of wishes is like a will for your trust! During your lifetime and as a trustee, you may have control over the trust assets but you may have special wishes for how these will be dealt with upon your death. Record them here so there's no confusion!

Information required

To help get started, you should think of all the assets owned by the trust and write down what you want to happen to them.

Time required

Around 10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

When someone is granted a power of attorney by someone else, it gives them the power to sign documents and enter into binding agreements on their behalf. When an attorney uses that power, they should use attach this certificate to confirm that their power is still valid.

Information required

You will need the full name of both the attorney and the person who granted the power of attorney, as well as the date the power was granted.

Time required

Less than 2 minutes.

BUY $150 NZD

Breaking up is hard to do, and even more so when there are children involved.

This child support agreement will put in writing what has been agreed between you and your ex-partner for the care and maintenance of your children moving forward.

Information required

  • The full names of the parents entering into the agreement
  • Full names and dates of birth of children covered by the agreement
  • Knowledge of the amount which will be paid, how often it will be paid

Time required

5-10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-3 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

Whether you’re a settlor transferring property to a trust, or a parent helping your kid into their first home, it’s a good idea to keep a written record of the money owed between parties. Using a deed of acknowledgment of debt is a great way to do so.

This flow is to acknowledge that a debt is owing from one party to another, and the creditor may demand payment of the debt from the debtor. This is suited to those operating trusts however could also be used to record small debts between family members, and is best used when the intention is that interest will not be payable.

If you’re wanting to gift a sum of money, you should use this document in conjunction with a Deed of Gift

Information required

You should know who the parties involved are and how much the debt is for.

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (2-4 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

When you are finding yourself in the situation of either needing to borrow money from someone or wanting to lend money to someone then you can enter into an agreement that records the respective responsibilities and expectations of the borrower and the lender and helps to make a plan to protect you both against the unexpected.

This document offers people a focus on the responsibilities that come with borrowing and lending money to one another. It is a plain English and cost-effective way to create a legally binding and enforceable agreement.

Information required

You need to know the names of the parties to this Loan Agreement and the conditions of the Agreement.

Time required

Around 10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (10 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

Any time your trustees make a decision about your trust, it needs to be recorded in a set of resolutions. This document will create make generating your resolutions a breeze!

Information required

You’ll need to know what decisions have been made by the trustees, as well as the personal details of the trustees.

Time required

As long as it takes to type out the decisions made.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

Nothing is more frustrating than people who don't pay what they owe. Sending a letter of demand gives you an easy way to get your money back; it is a formal letter to advise your customer that they need to pay their debt by a certain date or you will begin a formal debt collection process with a collection agency or lawyer. Normally it’s a good enough kick to get them moving without having to resort to a debt collector!

Many businesses wait until 90 days have passed before sending a formal Letter of Demand. It's common practice to send a 'friendly reminder' before sending a formal Letter of Demand.

Information required

  • The details of what you’re owed
  • Who owes it to you
  • How long they’ve owed it for

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1 page approx)

BUY $150 NZD

It’s irritating having to deal with debt collectors, especially when you’re being pursued for a debt that you don’t agree with. A Letter of Denial is a formal way of responding to a lawyer or debt collector’s demand for payment. In this letter, you can contest the request for payment by outlining the issues you have with the debt.

Whether the debt you’re being chased for is related to you, your company, your trust or a personal guarantee you’ve given, this letter will be a suitable first step.

Information required

The details of the person chasing you as well as the alleged debt they’re chasing you for.

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

When someone is granted a power of attorney by someone else, it gives them the power to sign documents and enter into binding agreements on their behalf while a Deed of Delegation allows them to act as a trustee or executor of someone else’s estate.

Time required

Around 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (3-4 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

Business

Often in the course of doing business, you’ll need to share certain information about your business with other parties. Needless to say, you want to make sure this private information doesn’t end up in the wrong hands. A confidentiality agreement can be a good protective measure to take!

Information required

  • The information about both parties involved
  • What confidential info will be shared
  • Why it needs to be shared

Time required

Less than 10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (3-5 pages approx)

BUY $200 NZD

A Contract For Services documents an agreement between a “Contractor” and a "Principal" who has engaged the Contractor to carry out "services" for a fee. The “services” could be an assignment or project that is ongoing for a specified time period, or, ongoing until a particular end point has been achieved.

The Contract For Services outlines the duties of the Contractor and the overall obligations of both parties.

Time required

Around 10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (6 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

Any time the directors of a company decide that the company should do something, it should be recorded in a set of resolutions. This document will make generating those written resolutions a breeze.

Information required

You should know the names of the directors and what the resolutions passed were.

Time required

5-20 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

Be clear on the terms of your Employment Agreement. The first steps of an employment relationship are important. Get it all sorted contractually and the relationship starts off on the right foot. The law requires you to have a written employment agreement to ensure employees know what to expect, what their duties are and more. Protect yourself with a clear understanding of your agreement.

Time required

5-10 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (18-20 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

Nothing is more frustrating than people who don't pay what they owe. Sending a letter of demand gives you an easy way to get your money back; it is a formal letter to advise your customer that they need to pay their debt by a certain date or you will begin a formal debt collection process with a collection agency or lawyer. Normally it’s a good enough kick to get them moving without having to resort to a debt collector!

Many businesses wait until 90 days have passed before sending a formal Letter of Demand. It's common practice to send a 'friendly reminder' before sending a formal Letter of Demand.

Information required

  • The details of what you’re owed
  • Who owes it to you
  • How long they’ve owed it for

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1 page approx)

BUY $150 NZD

It’s irritating having to deal with debt collectors, especially when you’re being pursued for a debt that you don’t agree with. A Letter of Denial is a formal way of responding to a lawyer or debt collector’s demand for payment. In this letter, you can contest the request for payment by outlining the issues you have with the debt.

Whether the debt you’re being chased for is related to you, your company, your trust or a personal guarantee you’ve given, this letter will be a suitable first step.

Information required

The details of the person chasing you as well as the alleged debt they’re chasing you for.

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $150 NZD

All employees are entitled to work in a safe and inclusive workplace, where people are valued and treat one another with respect. If your business doesn’t already have a Sexual Harassment Policy in place then it’s time to get one organised.

This Sexual Harassment Policy includes a definition of what sexual harassment is and gives clear guidance to employers and employees as to what behaviour is not acceptable in the workplace. This policy also sets out a defined process to try to resolve any issues and complaints of sexual harassment internally. It also clarifies the rights and obligations of both employees, managers and supervisors, and the person responsible for dealing with any sexual harassment complaints.

Information required

The details of the person chasing you as well as the alleged debt they’re chasing you for.

Time required

Less than 5 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (6-7 pages approx)

BUY $300 NZD

One of the biggest frustrations in doing business is not getting paid what you’re owed. A statutory demand is a legal document demanding payment from a company who owes you money over $1,000. If the company then fails to pay you within 15 working days of the date of demand, you can apply to the court to place the company into liquidation.

Information required

  • The details of the company which owes the money
  • How much is owed
  • A due date for payment, or for entering an acceptable compromise

Time required

Around 8 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (1-2 pages approx)

BUY $200 NZD

Terms and Conditions are a must for any website! Adding some perfectly worded Ts and Cs to your website helps prevent any misunderstanding with users of your website and can save you money in the long run.

Any Website T&Cs should be used in conjunction with your Website Privacy Policy.

Time required

4-7 minutes.

Document type

Microsoft Word (7 page approx)

BUY $300 NZD

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