Fleur McDonald Legal

Fleur McDonald Legal

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Remember - always future-proof your documents!

Get your successor attorney's in play and have peace of mind in the future. Watch this video to find out exactly what I mean.
Having an Enduring Power of Attorney to execute your wishes on your property is a super important thing to have!

But, did you know you can have more than one person to help carry out your wishes?

Watch this video to find out more!
We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and thoughts to those that suffered on the 15th March three years ago.

A senseless act that bought us all together - race and religion.

We are thinking of you all.
The title: Enduring Power of Attorney for Property can get pretty confusing...

Why?

Well, it's not all about the bricks and mortar of a property, its about anything that's in your name and this includes any agencies that you've been dealing with such as; Work and Income, your bank etc.

Watch this video to find out more!
The reason why the Powers of Attorney document exists it that; your needs are taken care of and actioned how you WOULD like to see them undertaken.

This is why I think this is one of the most important things you can do as you move into your twilight years.
Tailoring your Powers of Attorney for your unique situation is something that should always be at the forefront of this important document.

There are many ways to do things 'your way' so that your wishes are carried out the way YOU want them to.

Watch this video as I explain the many options involved with this document
I was lucky enough to catch up with Lee from Dementia Care Canterbury late last year to answer some questions around Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

These topics are ALWAYS dear to my heart and there is often a misconception on what they are, and exactly what they might mean for a loved one.

In this video, I talk about Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Watch and feel free to ask any questions - we'd love to help!
Meet, well, me!

I'm Fleur McDonald from Fleur McDonald Legal and I truly love getting to help people.

I stepped away from the big firm mentality of 6 minute increments to concentrate on what matters to me most - helping people with their legal matters.

Enjoy the video!
We pride ourselves on making sure that every one of our clients not only understands the legal process that we're undertaking, but that we are always approachable for any questions that they might have.

The thing is, law isn't always 'straight forward' and easy to understand but, we make sure that it is, and our clients walk out with a huge smile.

We kind of like it that way.
How awesome is this feedback from Felsi and Jerin! 👇👇👇

"We were referred to Caitlin and Fleur by our Mortgage Adviser, and it was one of our best decisions to go with them.

We found FM Legal to be very prompt when it comes to updates and responses with the vendor solicitor. They did their best to explain all the home documents multiple times to us and made sure that we are clear.

They had our best intentions. All the paperwork was well organized in advance and ready for us every time. All we had to do was to check the details and sign.

Fleur and Caitlin were very friendly to us and were the power duo when it comes to negotiations with the vendor solicitors.

We would definitely recommend FM Legal to anyone looking for legal advice.'

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Based in central Christchurch premises, Fleur will arrange appointments either at her office or in your own home or at a location in or around Christchurch or Canterbury that best suits you.

My "Why" is to provide my clients with legal solutions with H.E.A.R.T. "Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, and Trust"

Operating as usual

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours. 07/04/2022

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours. 07/04/2022

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

07/04/2022

Dem chat 6

Remember - always future-proof your documents!

Get your successor attorney's in play and have peace of mind in the future. Watch this video to find out exactly what I mean.

29/03/2022

Dem chat 5

Having an Enduring Power of Attorney to execute your wishes on your property is a super important thing to have!

But, did you know you can have more than one person to help carry out your wishes?

Watch this video to find out more!

14/03/2022

We would like to extend our deepest sympathies and thoughts to those that suffered on the 15th March three years ago.

A senseless act that bought us all together - race and religion.

We are thinking of you all.

03/03/2022

Enduring Power of Attorney For Property - what is that?

The title: Enduring Power of Attorney for Property can get pretty confusing...

Why?

Well, it's not all about the bricks and mortar of a property, its about anything that's in your name and this includes any agencies that you've been dealing with such as; Work and Income, your bank etc.

Watch this video to find out more!

24/02/2022

Powers Of Attorney Is Made For YOU!

The reason why the Powers of Attorney document exists it that; your needs are taken care of and actioned how you WOULD like to see them undertaken.

This is why I think this is one of the most important things you can do as you move into your twilight years.

09/02/2022

Tailoring your Powers of Attorney for your unique situation is something that should always be at the forefront of this important document.

There are many ways to do things 'your way' so that your wishes are carried out the way YOU want them to.

Watch this video as I explain the many options involved with this document

01/02/2022

I was lucky enough to catch up with Lee from Dementia Care Canterbury late last year to answer some questions around Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney.

These topics are ALWAYS dear to my heart and there is often a misconception on what they are, and exactly what they might mean for a loved one.

In this video, I talk about Enduring Powers of Attorney.

Watch and feel free to ask any questions - we'd love to help!

24/01/2022

Meet, well, me!

I'm Fleur McDonald from Fleur McDonald Legal and I truly love getting to help people.

I stepped away from the big firm mentality of 6 minute increments to concentrate on what matters to me most - helping people with their legal matters.

Enjoy the video!

18/01/2022

We pride ourselves on making sure that every one of our clients not only understands the legal process that we're undertaking, but that we are always approachable for any questions that they might have.

The thing is, law isn't always 'straight forward' and easy to understand but, we make sure that it is, and our clients walk out with a huge smile.

We kind of like it that way.

15/12/2021

How awesome is this feedback from Felsi and Jerin! 👇👇👇

"We were referred to Caitlin and Fleur by our Mortgage Adviser, and it was one of our best decisions to go with them.

We found FM Legal to be very prompt when it comes to updates and responses with the vendor solicitor. They did their best to explain all the home documents multiple times to us and made sure that we are clear.

They had our best intentions. All the paperwork was well organized in advance and ready for us every time. All we had to do was to check the details and sign.

Fleur and Caitlin were very friendly to us and were the power duo when it comes to negotiations with the vendor solicitors.

We would definitely recommend FM Legal to anyone looking for legal advice.'

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30/11/2021

We're super stoked to get this amazing feedback from one of our clients.

Honestly, it means the world to hear this kind of feedback and we appreciate your kind words, Susan.

It's ALWAYS our pleasure to make things easy to understand :)

22/11/2021

Another amazing testimonial from happy clients.

We were referred to Caitlin and Fleur by our Mortgage Adviser, and it was one of our best decisions to go with them.
We found FM Legal to be very prompt when it comes to updates and responses with the vendor solicitor. They did their best to explain all the home documents multiple times to us and made sure that we are clear.
They had our best intentions. All the paperwork was well organized in advance and ready for us every time. All we had to do was to check the details and sign.
Fleur and Caitlin were very friendly to us and were the power duo when it comes to negotiations with the vendor solicitors.
We would definitely recommend FM Legal to anyone looking for legal advice.

Felsi and Jerin

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours. 16/11/2021

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

Fleur McDonald Legal updated their business hours.

02/11/2021

Hey Team!

Both Caitlin and I will be working from home tomorrow and won't be in the office at all...

That being said, we'll still be VERY much available by phone, email, morse code and smoke signals 🤣

13/10/2021

Thanks so much for this awesome feedback!

It was our pleasure to help you out and we're firm believers (excuse the pun) that a lawyer's role is to make things easy!

Thanks again.

This put a smile on our dial :)

05/09/2021

Happy Fathers Day to all those dads and dad like figures!

Also, we're thinking of those that aren't with us anymore. We love you all and miss you!

We hope you managed to cook dad a few pieces of bacon and he's relaxing on the couch!

Have a great day!

26/08/2021

We know we've been here before but, lockdowns can be terribly hard for our elderly friends, family, and loved ones.

Please make sure you give them a call or, maybe show/tell them how to utilise some of the wonderful video call features that we have at our fingertips.

Keeping in touch is SO important for mental health for EVERYONE.

We'll get through this!

17/08/2021

As you are all probably aware, New Zealand has moved into level 4 as of 11:59pm tonight.

This of course means there are restrictions on how we interact with our clients.

During the next three days (at this stage) our offices will be closed. We are however, available via phone and email and it will somewhat be 'business as usual' for our clients (albeit not face to face).

Please all stay safe and well out there!

10/08/2021

A U C T I O N S

The Christchurch market, right now, has a lot of auctions going on in regards to the sale method.

Let's not even mention the amount that are bought forward!

During an auction, when you raise your hand, in most cases you are doing it in an "unconditional" state meaning: you've done your due diligence and you're happy to buy it!

Find out more about the auction process from Caitlin :)

03/08/2021

👋👋 Hey team! 👋👋

Just a bit of an update of our office hours over the next few days:

Wednesday – 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Thursday – 9:00 am to 2:30 pm

Friday – Our physical offices will be closed but, we will be working remotely and contactable.

29/07/2021

Due to a bereavement our offices will be closed today.

We apologise for this but, as you can imagine, our focus is thinking of our loved ones and family at this time.

Thanks for understanding and we'll be back on deck very soon.

14/07/2021

F I X E D | F E E

When it comes to purchasing a home, you want to make sure that you've factored in all those "extras" to complete the purchase.

Movers, cleaners, maybe even the accountant...

That's why, at Fleur McDonald Legal, our fixed price fee makes everything so much easier! No hidden costs. No nasty surprises.

22/06/2021

Just a bit of an update from the team at Fleur McDonald Legal.

Fleur is still nursing a torn muscle and when she is able to drive, which she hopes will be next week, she'll be back in the office.

Fleur is working from home, checking her emails and taking calls from her clients, when coverage allows.

Caitlin will be working from the office today but, will have to leave at 1:00 pm for a school event - family comes first here at F M Legal!

We apologise if this disruption has caused any inconvenience to our clients. It’s been a bit of a headache for us all but we’re looking forward to being back on deck, and back to normal ASAP!

18/06/2021

Fleur went to the gym.
Fleur tore a muscle.
Fleur is in pain and at home.
Fleur doesn't like the gym.

PS - we're also closed but, available via email :)

14/06/2021

Hello lovely people!

Our offices will be closed tomorrow afternoon from 2:30pm to allow our people a bit of 'family time'.

It will be business as normal come Wednesday and we are available via email if you need us!

FMDL x

30/05/2021

It's a little wet out there!

We hope you are all safe and sound. Keep an eye on the MetService website for all the updates and warnings, and if you can, try and avoid the unnecessary travel.

FMDL x

25/05/2021

Hello!

My name is Miss Pixie and I'm the official new team member and time waster in the office!

I promise I won't eat all the legal documents!*

*I can't promise this...

19/05/2021

Five Star Review - Live from the car lol.

This review is literally "hot off the press" and from Ryan's car after hearing about the confirmation of their section purchase in the Marlborough Sounds!

Honestly, this is why we love what we do! Helping people and making things super easy!

Covid-19: How the vaccine roll-out works for elderly and vulnerable in group three 15/05/2021

Covid-19: How the vaccine roll-out works for elderly and vulnerable in group three

If you are over 65 years of age, have you scheduled your Covid vaccination? The country is now in Phase three which will see 1.7 million elderly and vulnerable people eligible for the vaccination if they want it.

Covid-19: How the vaccine roll-out works for elderly and vulnerable in group three An additional 1.7 million people became eligible to receive the Covid-19 jab on Saturday, but many aren't likely to be contacted by DHBs until the end of the month.

08/05/2021

Happy Mothers Day from all of us here at Fleur McDonald Legal.

We understand that this is often not the easiest time with many 'mums' no longer with us so, we wanted to take the time to acknowledge them and we know how amazing they are.

We also know that there are many 'dad mums' out there that look after the family for a number of reasons and become 'mums'.

You're all legends and we hope you have a great day!

04/05/2021

Getting a LIM - what you NEED to be careful of!

Ever had a LIM in an auction pack?

Generally speaking, when you're going to purchase a property many vendors or agents will supply a LIM for you.

But, this is not always the best practice for you to make a decision to purchase!

Here's why:

25/04/2021

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

19/04/2021

Getting the right deposit

Getting the dollars and cents together when purchasing a home is pretty important!

Without that in place, it's going to be hard to purchase a home!

We can work with your mortgage broker or bank to make sure that whether you're building your first home, or buying at an auction, we've got the right $$$ in the right place.

At the heart of what matters

After nearly 15 years at two Christchurch firm's, Fleur made the decision to establish her own practice, Fleur McDonald Legal. She has established herself as a specialist and industry leader in the area of Elder Law. Fleur deals with all areas of property, asset protection and estate planning with a particular specialty in helping seniors and their families find peace of mind legal solutions. Typical solutions for Fleur’s clients involve the use of specialist Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, to ensure the smooth management of personal and property affairs, and, for her senior clients, ownership structures designed specifically for them as they move into retirement living or long-term residential care.

Fleur has an engaging and caring personality and ensures she listens to her clients before formulating solutions. Her experience and knowledge in the Elder Law area is second to none and her commitment to finding the best results for all her clients is at the heart of her service. Her intention is to bring a new focus to the provision of legal services in Christchurch by conducting client appointments that suit her clients needs either in her central city office, their family home or at a prearranged meeting place in Christchurch, Kaiapoi or Rangiora.

The by-line says it all, Fleur McDonald Legal “at the heart of what matters.”

Videos (show all)

Dem chat 6
Dem chat 5
Enduring Power of Attorney For Property - what is that?
Powers Of Attorney Is Made For YOU!
Five Star Review - Live from the car lol.
Getting a LIM - what you NEED to be careful of!

Telephone

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146 Bealey Avenue
Christchurch
8013

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm

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