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Management of Financial Affairs

We are all living longer and over a quarter of our population is now aged over 65 due, in part, to the “Baby boomer years”.

Not everyone has a trusted relative or friend who can act in the capacity of their Attorney and it is on those occasions when we can offer our services by the appointment of a partner acting on your behalf. At the point of giving us instructions we would also take full details of your wishes so that, if you were no longer able to manage your own affairs, you could rest assured that your specific wishes would be carried out in your best interests.

It is obviously preferable to prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney whilst you retain your mental capacity but sadly people often leave this too late. If someone you know is at the point of being unable to make a Lasting Power of Attorney, due to disability, illness, accident or advancing years, then an application can be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy. Again, if there is no family member or friend suitable to act then we are able to offer the services of our partners to be appointed in this role.

Our experts can manage all of your financial affairs, including ensuring that the correct benefits are being applied for and that all your bills are kept up to date. This would include, where necessary, obtaining specialist advice in connection with any investment of assets to ensure that your quality of life remains the same.

We are committed to serving the local community by offering expert legal advice in a way which is understandable by all and any of the above issues can be discussed with one of our lawyers. If you are unable to come to our offices then we are able to visit you at home, free of charge.

“Alan Shea and I can highly recommend the service of Rebecca Suthers at the Ringwood office, she acted not only very professionally but also with a high degree of empathy during a very difficult and complex situation.” Mr Shea
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