Is next of kin recognised in no lqw. Northland new zealand. Im trying to find out who would be my daughter’s next of

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Customer: im trying to find out who would be my daughter’s next of kin. Her husband has died she has 2 children aged 8&6
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She would need to choose someone to be the guardian of her children and this should be done in her will where she can also name someone to be her executor of her will. She can also set up enduring powers of attorney. All these roles would normally be family and she should discuss that with them
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My daughter is having problems at the moment and I’m worried about her and I want to know because I am her mother would I be her next of kin and if I am does that have any standing in the law in New Zealand
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If her husband has died, you would normally look after her if anything happened, but it is not automatic under the law. That is why it is a good idea to have things in place as I suggested, to avoid any family disputes

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