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Advising the Elderly Solicitors in Chichester

When it comes to getting your affairs in order, such as sorting out your Will, creating Lasting Powers of Attorney, or applying for an equity release, it is absolutely crucial that you instruct a solicitor whom you can trust.

At Glanvilles, we understand that elderly clients often need additional support and guidance when planning for later life. Whether you are looking for advice for yourself or a loved one, our friendly and experienced advising the elderly lawyers can provide advice and guidance on all issues and concerns which arise as we grow older.

Get in touch with our advising the elderly solicitors in Chichester today by calling 01243 792102, emailing hello@glanvilles.co.uk, or by completing our enquiry form.

How our advising the elderly solicitors in Chichester can help you

We have a detailed understanding of the issues which commonly affect elderly people and their loved ones. Our wide-ranging expertise includes:

Wills

Planning for the future is essential to ensure your wishes are followed and to provide for your loved ones after you pass away. Our advising the elderly solicitors have extensive experience in Will drafting and can provide professional advice on all aspects of your Will, including creating trusts, Inheritance Tax, and setting out funeral wishes.

With our expert advice, putting your affairs in order doesn’t have to be a complicated or intimidating process.

Probate and intestacy

If you have been appointed as an executor of a person’s estate, we can guide you through the probate process and help you fulfil your responsibilities to ensure your loved one’s wishes are carried out. Our services include everything from applying for a Grant of Probate, to handling the administration of the estate on your behalf.

If your loved one has died without making a Will, we can apply for Letters of Representation for you, so you are authorised to deal with their estate.

Equity release

Whether you are looking for some extra retirement income, or you need to pay for care and you don’t want to leave your home, our advising the elderly lawyers can provide you with advice on equity release to free the money tied up in your property.

Our services include:

  • Deciding whether equity release is right for you.
  • Choosing between a lifetime mortgage or a home reversion.
  • Applying for the equity release, dealing with interested parties such as your current mortgage provider, and completing the paperwork on your behalf.

Trust administration

Whether you want to protect family wealth, attach conditions to your loved ones’ inheritance, or provide for your dependants, our advising the elderly lawyers can help you set up and manage a trust. Our trusts administration services include:

  • Advice on creating a trust and the types of trust available.
  • Preparing accounts.
  • Advice on tax and submitting trust tax returns.
  • Administering the trust, including making payments to Beneficiaries.
  • Attending Trustee meetings and drafting resolutions.
  • Advising on Trustee and Beneficiary disputes.

Preserving assets

As you grow older, it is important to consider taking steps to protect your assets, so that your loved ones are adequately provided for after you die.

We can help you do everything possible to preserve your assets including:

  • Planning for and minimising Inheritance Tax, including making lifetime gifts and transferring property ownership to your loved ones.
  • Using trusts to protect your wealth and placing restrictions and conditions on inheritance.
  • Advising on the impact of care fees on your estate, and how to arrange your property and finances to ensure you are able to leave your loved ones as much as possible after you die.

Living wills

Living Wills, or Advance Decisions, set out an individual’s wishes to refuse medical treatment should they become unable to communicate their wishes in the future, for example due to brain injury or illness.

If you are concerned about becoming unable to refuse your own medical treatment in the future, we can draft you a clear, unambiguous Living Will so there can be no confusion about your wishes should the document ever need to be used.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

If you would like a family member or friend to make decisions on your behalf should you lose the capacity to do so in the future, we can help you create a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Your appointed Attorney can be authorised to make decisions regarding your finances and property as well as your welfare and healthcare.

We also provide advice to Attorneys who have been appointed to make decisions on behalf of a loved one. So, if you have any concerns or queries about how to fulfil your role as an Attorney, we can provide supportive and sensitive advice tailored to ensure your loved one’s best interests are kept at heart.

Court of Protection

If you have a loved one who can no longer make decisions for themselves and they haven’t made an LPA, it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy.

A Court of Protection deputy can be authorised to make decisions on another person’s behalf in relation to either or both:

  • Property and financial matters such as paying bills or managing bank accounts
  • Personal welfare matters such as decisions about healthcare or a person’s daily routine.

We can assist you in applying to the Court of Protection to become a deputy as well as helping and guiding you as you carry out your responsibilities, focusing on the welfare and happiness of your loved one.

Our fees for our advising the elderly services in Chichester

We always aim to be clear and transparent with our fees. Where possible, we can offer you fixed-fee packages so you will know how much your experience with us will cost from the outset.

Where we agree to work within a fee range or on hourly rates, we will keep you updated on fees as your matter progresses, so you always remain in control of how much you are spending.

For more information on fees and pricing, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Why choose Glanvilles’ Solicitors for the elderly in Chichester

At Glanvilles we pride ourselves on our ability to provide the highest standards of customer service. We have a wealth of experience in advising elderly clients and their loved ones in a sensitive, supportive, practical manner so you can be confident in the future you’ve planned for.

We are Law Society accredited in Lexcel, which recognises our excellent legal practice management and client care.

We are also accredited by the Law Society in the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, demonstrating our expertise in all areas related to Wills and inheritance.

In addition to our Law Society accreditations, we are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and we adhere to the STEP Code for Will Preparation in England & Wales.

Glanvilles in independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Get in touch with our advising the elderly solicitors in Chichester

For helpful and compassionate advice on all issues affecting the elderly, contact our solicitors in Chichester by calling 01243 792102, emailing hello@glanvilles.co.uk, or by using our enquiry form.