Our expert and knowledgeable legal team can assist elderly clients and their families to plan ahead to help give peace of mind.
SOLVING PERSONAL LEGAL MATTERS
We provide Elderly Client Services services in the following areas:
Forbes have a team of solicitors who are experienced in helping Elderly Clients and their families. We can help you plan ahead by making Wills, Trusts and Powers of Attorney. We can also assist you with planning for the possibility of Long Term Care and advise you on other matters such as Living Wills.
If you or a family member suddenly need care it can be a very stressful time. Our Solicitors offer sympathetic and practical advice to help you ensure that you obtain the right level of care and funding from the local authority or NHS. Using powers of attorney or the Court of Protection we can help your family gain much needed access to money in your bank account so that they can pay your bills and arrange care. We can also help and advise them on how to deal with your other assets, such as your home. If needed, we can also act as professional attorneys or deputies and manage your financial affairs for you. We are happy to visit you at home or in hospital if you cannot make it to one of our offices.
All our solicitors are specialists in their field and include members of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly.
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a document by which you authorise someone, for example, a relative, friend or professional to deal with your financial and/or personal welfare affairs if you were unable to do so. It is important to make a Lasting Power of Attorney whilst you are well enough to do so. If you become incapable of managing your affairs due to dementia for example, then it is too late to make a Lasting Power of Attorney. We can advise you with regard to a Lasting Power of Attorney and on the next steps if it is too late to make one.
If your assets exceed £23,250.00 you will have to pay the full cost of nursing/residential care yourself. In many circumstances the value of the family home will be taken into account in assessing whether your assets are over £23,250.00. We can advise you as to your future liability to pay for nursing/residential care, the way it may affect your home and how to minimise the impact.