The elderly will need to seek legal advice on many matters in their later years. The services that require may include setting up a lasting power of attorney, making a will and arranging trusts to protect their assets. It may also include conveyancing for the sale of a property or arranging equity release perhaps to pay for their long term care needs.
It is therefore vitally important that they choose a legal professional that they can trust and who is well experienced in dealing with the specific needs of the elderly. A national independent organization called (SFE) can provide details of suitably qualified and experienced solicitors, lawyers, legal executives, and barristers. They are there to help and guide vulnerable older people their families and carers.
Solicitors for the elderly offer a full service of advice on the following subjects:
The solicitor who you instruct to act on your behalf will be transparent with their charging structure and will usually provide you with a written estimate for the work they will carry out on your behalf. They may charge by the hour or have a fixed pricing system for certain types of work such as Lasting Power of Attorney or making a Will.
For legal professionals to work under the banner of Solicitors for the Elderly they will have had to have provided evidence of their experience working in this specialist are and also stick to the SFE code of practice.
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