Here at Foys, we understand that no one likes to contemplate their loved one’s death or incapacity, let alone their own. However, planning for the future and protecting and passing on your wealth to your loved ones is something you shouldn’t leave to chance.
There are a number of ways that we can help protect you or your loved ones, including helping you draft a Lasting Power of Attorney and giving you advice on how to protect your estate.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint someone of your choice to make financial and health-related decisions for you when you are unable to do so. For example, if you develop dementia and can no longer act in your own capacity, you will need someone to make important decisions on your behalf. In circumstances where someone is incapable of making a LPA, we can help you apply to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to manage their finances.
Ensuring a comfortable future
Providing for your old age and ongoing care in a residential care home is expensive and can dramatically reduce the value of your estate. We advise you to make provision in trusts, make a Will and have a Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship in place to help you manage the costs of care in later life.
These provisions can ensure that you are well cared for throughout your old age, giving you peace of mind for the future and helping you successfully plan ahead.
The only elderly care solicitors you need
At Foys, you can rest assured that all our lawyers are experienced, approachable and fully qualified, which means that you’ll get the best advice possible.
We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to what you want and offer local, practical, specialist advice tailored to you. We can support you and your family every step of the way and if necessary, can even visit you at home. Our fees are fixed, where possible, but appropriate hourly rates will apply if your particular case is more complex. During an initial free consultation, we can help you to understand the costs of the services you need and create a plan that works for you.
The areas that we cover include:
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Advice on planning for care home fees
- NHS continuing care
- Advice on protecting your estate
At Foys, we recognise that everybody is different, and what works for one person may not work for you. Therefore, our elderly legal services are always performed on an individual basis with your personal concerns in mind. We can help you get to grips with the options that are available to you so that you can make a decision about the services you need. We never use complicated legal jargon and always do our best to ensure that you understand the legal process.
For more information on how we can help protect you or your loved one in old age, call your local Foys Solicitors office today.