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This topic covers all the law, procedures and documents to help you with your powers and responsibilities under this Act.

We provide you with a full overview plus access to the correct forms.  There is a great deal of information here.  Everything you need.   Just read it through slowly and steadily.

NOTE:  We specifically refer to the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Amendment Act 2007 at the bottom of this page.

This Act allows the Family Court to help you if you cannot manage your own affairs because of illness, age or disability.

The Acts of Parliament which sets out all of the law concerned is known as The Protection of Person and Property Rights Act 1988.

It is a mouthful, but it replaces the previous mouthful of an Act entitled The Aged and Infirm Persons Protection Act 1912.

The Protection of Person and Property Rights Act 1988 . . . .

We also provide you with a direct link to the Government legislation site where you can look up ALL Acts of Parliament and Regulations and Rules. An Act is also known as a Statute. A Regulation is also sometimes known as a Rule. This Government legislation site is still going through some teething problems. But you will be able to access all legislation and find specific Acts and Rules and individual sections.

Statutes
Statutory Regulations
Local & Private Acts

It is 117 sections long.

The Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988 (PPPR Act) assists adults who, because of incapacity, are no longer able to make or c

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"I have heard that through the Will I am able to gift up to $27 500.00 of my property per year to some one that I want to inherit without paying gifting fees where do I find a template for this

Netlaw answers: Good morning,

You posted a blog on Netlaw this morning. We reply as follows.

Gift duty is not payable on money or assets which pass under your will. Therefore, you can leave $1,000,000 to someone in your will and it is not classified as a gift.
However, if you wanted to give someone $1 million during your lifetime then that would attract gift duty at 40 cents in the dollar (subject to a more specific calculation about a lesser amount of gift duty in some bands above $27,000) for any amount gifted over $27,000 per year. This is why gift programmes over a number of years have to be set up during the course of your lifetime to avoid or minimise paying gift duty.
But we repeat - money or assets left under a will are not treated as gifts for gift duty purposes. Nor are death duties payable any more. They were abolished well over 10 years ago.

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