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Assistance in later life

Assistance in Later Life

Our experienced lawyers can provide advice and assistance to clients who need help with managing their financial affairs and planning for the future. We can offer a bespoke service to establish practical strategies for achieving your aims. We can involve your family and support network in our discussions if you wish.
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We can provide advice and assistance with the following:

  • Preparing a will
  • Preparing alasting power of attorney
  • Revoking (i.e. cancelling) an existing power of attorney that you no longer want.
  • Registering enduring or lasting powers of attorney
  • Conflicts about powers of attorney
  • Support and guidance to attorneys
  • Supporting you with your daily financial affairs
  • Preparing an advance decision or living will (a document containing a statement of instructions about the medical and healthcare treatment you want to refuse in the future, in case you lose mental capacity)
  • Obtaining a medical mental or testamentary capacity assessment.
  • Sharing your home, for example, moving in with your children or having someone move in with you.
  • Preparing a statutory will
  • Making substantial gifts and the consequences, for example, contributing towards the purchase of a larger house to accommodate extended family or paying all or part of the cost of building an annexe
  • Care and nursing fee funding

Assistance in later life can include

  • Acting for you as professional attorneys
  • Advising you on an ad hoc basis to assist with one-off matters, such as liaising with your bank or a third-party investor to close an account or cash in an asset.
  • Advising you on a longer-term basis to help you with your financial and administrative affairs.
  • Advising you regarding care and nursing fee funding and associated contracts.
  • Advising your attorneys- , for example, providing guidance on how they can make decisions on your behalf in accordance with the Mental Capacity Act 2005 and its associated Code of Practice.
  • Helping you to apply for state benefits and support that you are entitled to.
  • Discussing the alternatives to a care home, for example, advising on whether it is possible to stay in   your own home and liaising with third parties to facilitate this.
  • Advising on safeguarding concerns
  • Emily was very understanding, helpful, efficient and giving good advice. Professional, friendly, outstanding service. Could not ask for more
  • Excellent service and understanding at all times. I would definitely recommend Maitland Walker to others. Thank you.
  • "Thank you Mr Ashby for being so helpful. We are so pleased with the kind and prompt service and the sensitive way you helped us to understand and put in words what we wanted and needed"
  • "I found James very courteous and efficient. He knew exactly what he was doing and I felt confident enough to let him shepherd me through the process of administering my late wife's estate"
  • Excellent advice and level of support and understanding with our wills
  • We liked Kerry and we were very happy with everything that she did. Thank you.
    Kerry Ricketts 4
Senior Associate Solicitor
Senior Chartered Legal Executive

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