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Elderly people often need specialist legal advice, and at Glanvilles we are experts in this area of the law. Our team of solicitors approach every case with sensitivity, ensuring that our senior clients are well supported and have all of the information that they need to make clear decisions.
At Glanvilles, our legal team are SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly) accredited. The SFE is an organisation for regulated and qualified legal professionals who have specialist knowledge about the legal challenges faced by older people, and extensive experience handling these matters.
We appreciate that our elderly clients may have issues with transport, and for this reason, our team are able to travel to your home to discuss legal matters, given a reasonable distance.
Our team can provide various types of legal assistance, including:
Our experts at Glanvilles can offer advice on what your legal rights are if you are in a position where you require long term care.
We can provide assistance in various ways, for example
With support from financial advisors, we can provide specialist advice to help you organise your assets. As far as possible, we will attempt to ensure that the value of your estate is not excessively drained by care home fees.
Unfortunately, there may come a time in many of our lives, when we no longer have the mental capacity to handle our own finances and or health care matters. In this situation, it may be necessary to appoint a Deputy who can take care of these areas, making decisions on our behalf. Deputies can be family members or close friends, alternatively, it is possible to appoint a solicitor as a professional deputy.
Our expert solicitors at Glanvilles can assist clients to make deputyship applications to the Court of protection, gaining legal permission to handle their loved one’s affairs when they can no longer do so.
If more suitable in the circumstances, our solicitors are able to act as professional deputies for those who need it.
Living Wills refer to legal documents with which individuals can establish their preferences with regard to medical treatment, if there comes a time where they do not have the capacity to make their own decisions. The documents are used to establish an individual’s preferences concerning the use of life-sustaining medical treatments, or other necessary medical treatments.
At Glanvilles, we have much experience assisting clients and their loved ones with Living Wills. You will be well informed at every stage of the process, always knowing exactly what to expect.
Having a Lasting Power of Attorney in place ensures that your affairs can be handled if you lose the ability to manage these yourself. For instance, due to illness, an accident or a disability.
The individual creating the LPA is referred to as the donor, and their loved one who will manage their affairs. A person needs to have mental capacity in order to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, and so, this option may not be suitable for every client.
To discuss your options today, and to get more information about the different types of attorneys, and how these work, please get in touch with our solicitors for the elderly.
Our specialist tax planning solicitors can provide assistance in many ways, for instance, assisting clients to create estate plans, to reduce inheritance tax liabilities, and ensure that your beneficiaries can receive the full benefit of your estate once you have passed away.
We can help you to reduce your inheritance tax liabilities in many ways, for instance, by assisting you to draft a tax efficient Will, or helping you to create a manage a trust. Other ways to limit inheritance tax liability include transferring lifetime gifts to loved ones.
To discuss inheritance tax planning today, contact our team at Glanvilles.
Drafting a Will is an incredibly important task, helping to ensure that our assets are protected and distributed to our loved ones as we desire once we have passed away.
Unless you have a valid Will before you pass away, your estate will be divided and administered under intestacy rules, these may not reflect your wishes, making matters difficult for your loved ones once you are gone.
Whether you are drafting your first Will, or need to make changes to an existing document. Our specialist solicitors at Glanvilles can help.
Equally, we can help those who need assistance with probate matters, for example, assistance for Will executors who are administering an estate on behalf of a loved one who has passed away.
Our solicitors for the elderly can offer:
When you use our legal service, we promise: