Elderly Client

As an older client, we recognise that your legal needs are very specific. When planning for your next stage in life, we can help you with the following:

Care Home Fee Planning

Your stay in a care home must be paid for in some way and, every person’s situation is unique.  Under Devon County Councils current guidelines if you have savings over the capital threshold (currently £23,250) you will not be eligible for financial assistance.  We are able to offer practical advice as to how you can protect your family home and wider family wealth should you need to move into residential care.  If you are concerned about care home fee planning, please contact us to discuss matters further.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to appoint someone or a number of people to manage your property and finances and also make decisions about your health and welfare when you can no longer make those decisions yourself.

See our Lasting Powers of Attorney page for further details.

Living Wills

A Living Will, also known as an Advance Directive, is a document that you prepare in your lifetime so that you can let your loved ones, and those in charge of your care, know the types of treatment that you do or don’t wish to receive when you are unable to your wishes; a good example would be that you do not wish to be resuscitated. See our Wills and Trusts page for further details.

Wills & Inheritance Tax Planning

Without a Will the state dictates who inherits your money, property & possessions.  A Will means you can choose who you would want to benefit in the event of your death. (Please see our Wills page for further information)

Probate

Bereavement can be an emotional and stressful time.  We can provide you with as little or as much help as you require in dealing with the estate and probate of a loved one or friend. (Please see our Probate page for further information)

 

In additional to the above, our specialist Solicitors can assist you with many other legal issue you may have. We offer a free half an hour interview and if you are disabled and can’t come into the office, we will visit you at home for no additional charge. Telephone us today to speak with one of our specialist Solicitors or to book an appointment.