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Managing Affairs For Someone Else With Lasting Powers of Attorney

Posted on December 16th 2015 by

According to the Alzheimer’s Society, there are approximately 850,000 men and women in the United Kingdom who suffer with dementia, 40,000 of whom are under 65. The likelihood of developing dementia increases significantly as we age; 1 in 14 people aged over 65 in the UK that now suffer from the condition. Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia - whether it's you or someone you're close to - is almost always a life-changing experience. As time goes by, an increasing amount of adjustment is required for the person suffering mental incapacity and those caring for them.

The management of the affected person's financial affairs and the potential use of their assets for the payment of nursing home fees become significant issues. You need someone to talk to about this who will treat you with sensitivity and compassion.

We have considerable experience in handling the difficult issues arising from mental incapacity in a sensitive way. We deliver regular seminars, group discussions and training courses to many organisations in connection with the elderly and the management of their affairs.

We believe in providing professional, practical advice which is tailored to the needs of the individual. We explain the issues involved and the options available in straightforward language, making clear recommendations and taking time to make sure that these are fully understood by all in a cost effective manner. We can assist you with:-

 

  • Lasting powers of attorney (for property & affairs, health & welfare and registration with the court)

  • Living wills

  • Financial services and the protection of assets

  • Inheritance tax planning and solutions

  • Court of Protection applications

  • Registration of enduring powers of attorney

    Our private client solicitors are comprised of lawyers who are members of Solicitors for the Elderly, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and our Mrs Creek who is both a qualified solicitor and unusually, she is also a very experienced registered nurse and a Dementia Friend within the firm. With a BSc in Health Studies and specialist qualifications in care of the dying and palliative care, she has particular expertise in assessing mental capacity and is happy to help people with communication difficulties or complex care needs, in all types of healthcare settings or in our easy access ground floor offices in Plympton, which caters for all mobilities and has wheelchair access.

    If you would like to discuss anything related to this article, please contact Marjorie Creek on 01752 236716 / marjorie.creek@kitsons-solicitors.co.uk 

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