Solicitors For The Elderly
When it comes to planning for the future, connecting with a lawyer who understands your needs and can explain the law in clear, understandable English is invaluable.
Our committed team of lawyers includes accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly and STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners), demonstrating our ability to provide a level of support and expertise not available at other law firms.
Making a Will; putting in place a Power of Attorney; planning for care fees – these are all matters you should consider as you grow older to ensure your interests and those of your loved ones are adequately protected.
We take all possible steps to make our legal services as accessible as possible to every individual. Our team has many years' experience in working with clients who are vulnerable, whether because of frailty in old age, illness or bereavement.
Whilst being alert to the pressures that can bring, we take great care to ensure everything is explained in a straightforward manner will ensure that your interests are always put first.
To speak with a member of our team, give us a call at your local branch or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response. We have numerous branches across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands which are all convenient to reach by car or public transport.
What our solicitors for the elderly can do for you
We specialise in legal issues affecting the older client. Our expertise includes:
- Advice on making a Will
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) to appoint someone to take care of your financial and personal affairs in case you become unable to decide for yourself in future
- Advice on Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA), including registration
- Advice for Attorneys under LPAs and EPAs
- Advance Decisions (also known as Living Wills) to set out your wishes about consent for medical treatment in case you are unable to make a decision when required
- Inheritance Tax planning to reduce the tax your loved ones have to pay after you pass away
- Advice about elderly care services, including:
- Planning for and general advice regarding care fees
- Resolving disputes about funding
- Advice about welfare benefits for the elderly, such as pension credit, housing benefit, help with bills, and Personal Independence Payments (PIP)
- Trusts to protect your wealth and tax-efficiently provide for your loved ones during your lifetime or after you pass away
- Probate and estate administration
- Court of Protection matters, including:
- Deputyship applications
- How to manage a person's affairs as a Deputy
- Other applications such as applying to the Court for a Will to be made for someone who is unable to do so themselves
- Protection issues such as how to prevent financial abuse of vulnerable people, or how to deal with it in the unfortunate event it occurs
Why choose our elderly client solicitors?
Our team is highly specialised, with many professional accreditations and memberships to recommend their skills.
The team is headed by Amanda Voakes, a Partner and solicitor with over 15 years’ experience.
Helen Newson and Alison Short are accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national network of qualified lawyers specialising in this area of work. Helen and Alison act not only as advisers but also as professional attorneys and deputies for people who are unable to manage their own affairs and have no-one able to take on this role for them.
Helen and Alison regularly give talks to local groups about their work and how solicitors who specialise in this area can help people later in life and the people caring for them.
Many of our team, including Amanda, Helen and Alison are full members of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), an organisation that promotes excellence within the family inheritance and lifetime planning profession.
Kate Twigg is a trained Dementia Friends Champion as part of the Alzheimer’s Society initiative to transform the way we as a nation perceive and approach dementia. Kate has also trained the entire Chattertons team to be Dementia Friends so we have particular expertise in supporting clients affected by the illness and their loved ones.
Get in touch with our elderly client solicitors in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands
To speak with a member of our team, give us a call at your local branch or fill in our online enquiry form for a quick response. We have numerous branches across Lincolnshire and the East Midlands, including Boston, Bourne, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Newark, Sleaford, Spalding, and Stamford.