We understand that later life presents its challenges, from where to live, to ensuring you have the right support in place.
Our experts assist elderly vulnerable people, and their families. Our lawyers go beyond traditional wills, powers of attorney and estate planning and, if required, work alongside you to determine how to plan for nursing home care, guardianships for vulnerable adults as well as assisting with general financial administration such as paying for utilities or services.
We take the time to understand your situation and create the solutions you need to look to the future with confidence and peace of mind.
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Our most frequently asked questions:
How do we plan for my elderly relative's nursing home care?
Care homes are expensive, and quite often families wish to ensure the family home is protected from care home fees. We can review your elderly relative's estate and circumstances, advising on the best way to structure the assets to protect them for future generations.
Our specialist advisers are also well placed to assist with all manner of administrative tasks that arise when you or a loved one moves into residential care.
Whatever the challenges, our dedicated team is here to ensure you feel supported as you and your relatives get older.
What happens if my elderly relative needs some support with administrative tasks like paying their bills?
We understand that dealing with general financial administration for yourself or for a loved one can become a burden. We work collaboratively with our in-house tax and accounting experts across our full-service firm to provide support to clients struggling to cope.
Whether help is needed around tax returns, paying for utilities or services, liaising with local authorities regarding a care home or provision of care services, or simply to help you fulfil your duties as an attorney or guardian, our lawyers will guide you through the processes involved.
What happens if your elderly relative can no longer make their own decisions?
It is a common misconception that your relatives will be able to speak on your behalf if you become unable to make your own decisions. The reality is that no one has power to act for you automatically. That's why we recommend powers of attorney to all of our clients, regardless of their age, wealth or circumstances. This becomes even more important in later life.
If you are concerned that a loved one is no longer able to make their own decisions and does not have a power of attorney, our lawyers will talk you through your options.
If necessary, we will help you navigate the process of applying to court for a guardianship order to ensure your elderly or vulnerable relative's property, finances and wellbeing are safeguarded.
"Very-client focused, knowledgeable and able to explain complex issues in a straightforward and client-friendly manner."Chambers High Net Worth, Private Wealth Law, Band 1
"Brodies are very well respected in the Private Client field. Their lawyers are technically able and pleasant to deal with."Legal 500, Personal Tax, Trusts and Executries, Tier 1