Planning ahead for old age and making sure your affairs are in order can help you and your family secure your future. Many in our nationwide team of lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly. Working with this specialist group, we’re experienced at putting plans in place for elderly and vulnerable people.
If you’re planning for your own future or you’re responsible for someone else’s, getting advice to suit your situation is important. Our lawyers give practical, tailored advice to help you manage financial, health and welfare issues that come with getting old.
Contact us to discuss your situation and set up a free initial consultation. Call on 0370 1500 100 or
send us an email and we’ll call you back. What Elderly Legal Services Can Your Solicitors Help With?
We can help with:
Wills – including living Wills or Advance Decisions to refuse certain medical treatments or resuscitation in future
Estate Planning – structuring wealth and assets efficiently so loved ones are looked after
Powers of Attorney – appointing someone to manage your affairs if you lose the mental capacity in future
Managing finances – for those who lack mental capacity to manage their own affairs
Care home fees - advice on how to structure your finances to plan for care home fees if you need it in future
Tax planning - including inheritance tax
Wealth Management – putting plans in place to help manage finances, investments and succession in future
Court of Protection Applications – this is a legal body that helps make decisions for someone who doesn’t have the mental capacity, applications may be to sell property, to make a Will or gift assets
Will, Trust and Estate Disputes – advice on how to sort out family disputes if anyone doesn’t agree with your decisions.
Many people we work with are concerned they or their loved one will lose the capacity to make important decisions later on. By getting advice early, our lawyers can help you plan ahead to make sure you and your family are looked after in future.
If you’re looking after a parent, you may be concerned about them having a relationship or getting married in later life. We can advise on how to protect your family assets and inheritance through pre and post nuptial agreements if needed.
Who Can Your Lawyers Help?
We can help you if:
You want to get your own affairs in order
You want to make a
Lasting Power of Attorney Your spouse or partner has died leaving you to handle all the finances
You’re a relative or carer of an elderly person
You’re an attorney or deputy for an elderly person
You’re a professional advisor such as an accountant or independent financial advisor.
You’ll get advice in plain English without the legal jargon so you can make the best decisions going forward. Call us to discuss how we can help on 0370 1500 100.
Why Choose Irwin Mitchell?
You’ll get legal and financial advice all under one roof so you don’t need to shop around. Our relationship with you is built on trust which is why many clients ask us to act as executors of their estates, deputies or trustees if needed. Some of our lawyers are members of Solicitors for the Elderly and we know how to treat your situation with the sensitivity and care that’s needed when dealing with later life issues.
Many of our solicitors are Dementia Friend Champions. This means they’re dedicated to making a positive difference to people living with dementia. We work with many elderly people with dementia and their families to give them legal advice to protect their future. If people have a disability or illness, making it hard to understand what’s going on, we’ll communicate using different techniques, like using whiteboards and picture symbols.
We have offices across the UK so we can help you wherever you’re based. If you can’t travel, our lawyers can come to your home or wherever is most convenient to you.
Contact our team today for a free initial consultation. Call on 0370 1500 100 or
send us an email and we'll call you back.
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