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Estate Planning

As unpleasant as the task is, estate planning is one of the necessities in life. It allows peace of mind knowing your hard earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose.

For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of providing for business continuity.  Read more on Succession Planning.

At Graham & Dobson we are experienced in estate planning, and can help you develop a plan that will work for all the people in your life.

The executor and trustee of a will is required to perform a number of duties.  The areas involved in estate administration we are able to assist with include:

  • Meeting to discuss objectives for your estate 
  • Confirming assets - valuations, inventories, appraisals
  • Documentation involved in estate planning
  • Protecting the assets
  • Paying taxes and debts
  • Estate distribution
  • Administration of estates that aren't distributed shortly after death

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Client in the Spotlight

Self Storage Gisborne Ltd

When Peter and Sylvia Jex-Blake purchased 107 Disraeli Street in 2007, the Sunshine Brewery was the only tenant.  The balance of the site consisted of the original Gisborne Sheepfarmers warehouse, and the original Sheepfarmers manager's residence.  In search of a use for the warehouse, Peter came across the Self Storage industry.  Contact was made with a consultant, who put together a plan to convert the site into a self storage facility.  Hence, the beginning of Self Storage Gisborne...

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Meet our Team

Ian Chatfield

What is your current role at Graham & Dobson?
Consultant

Where are you from originally?
Born and raised in Gisborne.  Lived in Auckland, London and Gisborne

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What our clients say...

  • Parihohonu Station has been involved with Graham and Dobson since the early 1900s. They have proved to be of great value, producing a high standard of quality work, are trustworthy, astute, and approachable any time at all. The staff are very friendly and will bend over backwards for us. We always recommend this long established firm unequivocally.

    Avianne and Nigel Faram

  • We are grateful for the enormous amount of support the staff of Graham & Dobson provide. They have demonstrated a high level of understanding, knowledge and financial direction and deliver a consistent service in structured, efficient timeframes. This is a company with high integrity and strong values focusing on providing the utmost levels of customer satisfaction.

    Gisborne Stroke Support Group Inc.

  • Graham & Dobson helped me start my own business in 2007. Without their help and support the process would have been a lot harder. They offer excellent on-going support and advice.

    Karl Platten - Lawns Plus Ltd (GreenAcres)