At Taylor&Emmet LLP we are committed to providing the highest quality of legal advice for older and vulnerable people, their families and carers. We are able to give advice and assistance on all the main areas of law which are most relevant to our more mature clients, including wills, probate and trusts, tax planning, court of protection, powers of attorney and property matters.
Clients often ask us questions relating to nursing and residential care. We can advise on whether you are entitled to have the cost of your care paid for by the NHS and also which assets the local authority will disregard when carrying out a financial assessment.
We can also reduce the overall cost of care by providing you with advice on trusts and the transfer of asetts from you to your family.
Making a Will may seem complicated and expensive, but in the majority of cases this is not the case. If you do not make a will the rules of intestacy will control the ultimate destination of your assets.
Long term care issues
Not everyone will need long term care, but it is true that the need for long term care in Britain is on the increase, due to the fact that we are all living longer, but not necessarily in full health.
There are three types of Power of Attorney and their purpose is to enable someone to deal with your financial and personal affairs on your behalf.