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