It is becoming increasingly important that one's affairs are kept in order, particularly for individuals approaching old age. There are steps that can be taken, not only to ensure that families and other chosen beneficiaries are taken care of, but also to ensure that suitable provision is made for care in the years ahead, should health fail.
At SMR solicitors we are experts in the following areas:
- to ensure that adequate provision is made for family and other loved ones upon death appropriate and effective tax planning including how/when to gift to children, grandchildren and charitable organisations
- drafting and registering of lasting powers of attorney in anticipation of a loss of mental capacity in later life
- welfare benefit entitlement, including attendance allowance and‘free nursing care’ helping clients move from their homes to residential care, including advice on care home funding options and the clearing and/or sale of the family home, if necessary
- drafting and reviewing wills to ensure that adequate provision is made for family and other loved ones upon death