Here at Foys we understand that no one likes to contemplate their own or a loved one’s death or incapacity. However planning for the future, protecting and passing on your wealth to your loved ones is a priority you shouldn’t leave to chance. There are a number of ways that we can help protect you or your loved ones, including Lasting Powers of Attorney and protection of your estate.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) allows you to appoint someone of your choice to make financial and health related decisions for you in your lifetime if you are unable to do so. In circumstances, where someone is incapable of making LPAs we help make an application to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy to manage their finances.
Providing for your old age and ongoing care in a residential care home is expensive and can dramatically and rapidly reduce the value of your estate. We advise you to counter this threat by making provision in trusts, making a Will and having Lasting Power of Attorney or Deputyship in place.
At Foys you can rest assured that all our lawyers are experienced, approachable and fully qualified. We have members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly.
We pride ourselves on our ability to listen to what you want and offer local, practical, specialist advice which is tailored to you so it supports you and your family every step of the way. If necessary we can even visit you at home. We offer fixed fees where possible, but if the work required is more complex then an appropriate hourly rate will apply. Of course we will discuss such matters at the outset.
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