What we can help you with
- Care home contracts
- Practical advice when loved ones go into care
- Preserving assets
- Elder abuse advice
- NHS continuing care
- Lasting powers of attorney
- Court of Protection
We have Solicitors at our Kendal, Kirkby Lonsdale and Windermere offices who are either qualified members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and/or accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly. This means that they have the necessary training and expertise to deal with the complex issues that can face the elderly and their families.
Our solicitors are trained to identify the needs of the elderly and vulnerable and provide practical advice that is in their best interests, whilst respecting their dignity and wishes.
Support and advice can be given to families who are going through challenging times with their older relatives. Decisions might need to be made about going into care and how this can be funded. If mental capacity has become an issue, is there a registered Lasting Power of Attorney in place, or does an application need to be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy?
When making Wills for the elderly and vulnerable it is particularly important that we assess their capacity to make a Will and ensure that they understand the terms of their Will. We also take care to ensure that there is no undue influence being made on the elderly person and that there are no other signs of elder abuse.