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Court of Protection applications

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Lasting Powers of Attorney allow you to choose individuals to looking after your affairs if, at some point in the future, you are unable to do so. One of the key misunderstandings is that if you leave it too late and your mental capacity is already...

Ageing without immediate family to assist

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Much of the guidance available these days about planning for the future assumes you have immediate family who are able and willing to assist. As legal advisers, we know this is not always the case – for a variety of reasons. This is why we make a...

Helping an elderly relative remain independent at home

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Perfectly naturally, people want to live independently in their own home for as long as they can manage. In our experience, being willing to think through some of the practical questions and do some pre-planning can really help. An important point to make...

Sensible planning can minimise LPA risks

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Any risks of abuse with Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) could be reduced with greater accountability, a lawyer specialising in services to the elderly says. People appoint attorneys through an LPA, a legal document, to manage their finances when they...

Broaching the subject of future care arrangements

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Broaching the subject of future care arrangements with an elderly parent can be a sensitive issue. However, sensible planning can give peace of mind to loved ones and reduce potential worry and complexity for you and others who might be involved in...