Long term care planning is a complex issue, as there are many things to consider.  For most of us, the main worry is how to fund the costs of such care.

We can help by talking you through the various financial considerations and outlining your best options, as you contemplate making care plans for yourself or a loved one in the longer term.

Each case varies in terms of complexity and work required, so please contact us directly for an estimate of our fees.

In addition, you may want to find out more about one of our complementary services.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Living Wills/Advance Decisions

Will Writing

Services

Wills 

  

Probate fees are on the increase

Currently, there is a set fee of £215 to obtain a Grant of Probate. The new fee to be charged for Probate applications will be calculated on a sliding scale, probably around 0.5% of the value of the estate. This will have a huge impact on the costs of most probate applications, so what can you do about it?

How can my wishes be known if I’m too ill to communicate?

If we become too ill to speak for ourselves, we are deemed to have ‘lost capacity’. Decisions about our treatment and general care will be made by our medical team and, whilst our next of kin may have some say, the clinicians decide what is in our best interests and act accordingly. Let’s look at Health and Welfare LPAs.

Who’ll manage my money?

The question of who’ll keep our finances in order if we have lost our capacity to manage them is a huge one! It’s important to have someone we trust. Everyone’s heard scare stories of people targeted by unscrupulous ‘good samaritans’ who clear out their bank accounts… It doesn’t have to be that way.

Making a Living Will

What are your views on life saving medical treatment? Will your wishes be considered if those circumstances arise for you? A ‘Living Will’, sets out your preferred treatment in specific situations. This means that whether or not you are conscious, and whether or not you have capacity, your voice will be heard.