Our elderly client lawyers can offer specialist advice and assistance to older and vulnerable people who are planning for their future or dealing with issues that are affecting them now.
Changing later life circumstances? Take back control now
Maybe you want to take control of your future, no matter what it may hold. Or perhaps someone close to you is starting to struggle with their legal affairs, either through ill health or a failing mental capacity?
Our sympathetic team of legal experts is able to provide confidential legal advice on:
• Lasting powers of attorney; health and welfare, finance and property
• Court of Protection and Deputyship
• Trusts, including those for beneficiaries with disabilities
• Inheritance Tax planning, including lifetime gifts
• Asset planning and preservation
• Living wills or advance decisions
• Long term residential or nursing care
• State benefits
• Home equity release plans
• Information on home care
• Probate and estate administration
Legal support for later life
We understand that often the issues facing older or vulnerable people and their families are daunting and can result in them not knowing what to do for the best.
Our experienced and capable lawyers offer a personal legal service that always focuses on the needs of the client. They aim to simplify the relevant legal issues to help you make sense of the legalities, allowing you to make informed and well-considered decisions.
Our team is well used to assisting clients with individual needs, and who may have mental and/or physical health issues in a sensitive, and caring manner.
The department is headed by Sarah Allen who has many years’ experience in this complex area of law. We have experienced lawyers who can see clients at any of our three offices in Newark, Southwell and Mansfield. We are also happy to visit you at home if that is easier for you or your loved ones. Just ask when you contact us.
Affiliations for later life planning
Our team are associates and accredited members of several relevant later life planning organisations:
Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE), an independent, national organisation of lawyers who provide specialist advice and assistance to older and vulnerable people, their families and carers.
Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), the global association for practitioners who specialist in family inheritance and succession planning.
Dementia Friends Champion. Set up by the Alzheimer’s Society, this programme this programme encourages people to register as volunteers, who then encourage others to make a positive difference to people living with dementia in their community. They do this by giving them information about the personal impact of dementia, and what they can do to help.
For more information or to set up a meeting, please call us today at one of our three offices or send us an email.
Additional support for later life legal issues
If you want to find out more about the health and social implications regarding later life issues, we have compiled a list of useful resources for you below: