Elder Law

We have assisted many elderly clients and their families to understand and organise their property and personal affairs in the most advantageous way.   

elder-law1We have a team of lawyers who are specially trained in elder law. We understand the importance of structuring property and personal affairs in an orderly and practical way.

Our services include:

  • Wills - It is important that all persons have a modern Will which correctly records a person’s wishes for the distribution of assets on their death.  Because of the importance of a Will, the law states it must be made in a prescribed manner.  We are well experienced in drafting Wills to cover the unique circumstances of each of our clients.
  • Enduring Power of Attorney - Enduring Powers of Attorney are important documents which ensure personal care and welfare and property are managed appropriately if a person unfortunately becomes incapable of doing so. An Enduring Power of Attorney gives to another person (an attorney) the authority to act  on their behalf.  There are two types – Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to Personal Care and Welfare and an Enduring Power of Attorney in relation to Property.
  • Residential Care Subsidy Applications - If a person is assessed as needing rest home care they may be entitled to receive a rest home care subsidy.  The application form is comprehensive and we are experienced in assisting our clients to complete the necessary paper work so that subsidies can be obtained at the earliest time possible.
  • Retirement Village Ownership - There are a number of different ownership provisions under which a unit or apartment in a rest home complex can be purchased.  We have considerable knowledge of these different ownership structures and can fully advise the implications of such ownership.
  • Asset Protection - We are experienced in reviewing a person’s assets to ensure that they are held in the most appropriate legal entity so that the wishes under a Will can be effectively carried out.
  • Administration of Account - If a person has reached a stage in their life where they do not wish to personally administer their own accounts especially while in a rest home, we can administer their accounts, pay their bills and ensure that monies are invested in the appropriate investments for their benefit.