How Solicitors For The Elderly Can Help You

Hello, I am Adrian Chambers and I’m a specialist in creating Power of Attorneys. Have you ever considered what would happen to your home and savings if you struggled or became physically or mentally incapable of looking after your personal and financial affairs?

I can provide you with effective legal advice. Our fast, reliable and efficient service is helpful and friendly. We offer sensible and competitive legal fees.

Please call me for a free no obligation chat about your Power of Attorney on 01536 276300 or use our online enquiry form.

Whatever you decide about your future, it’s important to involve a specialist lawyer who will give you impartial advice and act in your best interest. Our care and legal system is complex and confusing so timely advise is vital to avoid later complications.

Solicitors for the Elderly SFE) is a national organisation of lawyers such as solicitors, barristers and legal executives, committed to providing and promoting high-quality legal services for older people, their family and carers. Its members must have a set number of years’ experience advising older people and complete an examination before joining as a full or associate member. They must also comply with our Code of Practice, so you can be confident about the service you receive.

Advice may be about selling your home, making a will or gifts or estate planning. Our members can also offer guidance on equity release schemes, immediate care insurance plans, funding long term care as well as contracts for care homes.

Adrian Chambers at Seatons Solicitors is proud to be a member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Other advice that you may wish to obtain from an SFE member may include:

Power of Attorney – allowing you to give authority to another person (the attorney) to handle your finances and/or make health and welfare decisions (see below) on your behalf.  You must have mental capacity to give the power.  In the event you become mentally incapable an Ordinary Power of Attorney is automatically cancelled, whereas a Lasting Power of Attorney will be valid, provided it is registered with the Public Guardian.

Court of Protection – The Court of Protection supervises and makes orders for the management of property and financial affairs of people who are mentally incapacitated, where they have not made an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney. The court can also make welfare and medical decisions, where necessary. An SFE member may assist in the application to appoint a deputy, and getting appropriate orders from the court to deal with assets as well as making a will or gift for the person who lacks mental capacity.

Living Wills – You can make an advance directive of what medical treatment you want or do not want in the event you are later unable to communicate your wishes.  Another way of setting out your wishes but also authorising others to discuss your wishes with healthcare officials is to prepare a health and welfare lasting power of attorney.

Long Term Care – Arranging and funding long term care is complex. Whether you remain in your own home or move into sheltered or care home accommodation, you may qualify for financial assistance.  This may be by way of welfare benefits, social funding from social services and health care, funded by the NHS.

Gifts – Many people believe that by giving away their wealth, they can avoid paying for care. Any proposed gift needs careful consideration of the benefits, risks and implications on any future liability for care. It is dangerous to make a gift without getting the right advice as you may find that you are denied state funding at the time you most need it.

SFE as an organisation does not give advice but our members do. SFE is able to put you in touch with a member in our area. Contact SFE via telephone or their website.

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Hello, my name is Adrian Chambers and I am a solicitor who specialises in creating and advising on Powers of Attorney.

I can offer a low cost legal service and aim to sort everything all out for you quickly and easily. Property and Affairs Power of Attorney is the most common one used and it gives you peace of mind should you ever need someone else to look after your affairs.

If you’re thinking about making a Power of Attorney, contact us via telephone on Corby 01536 276300 or use our online contact form.

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