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As we live longer, the incidence of strokes, dementia and loss of mental capacity is becoming more prevalent. We all hope that we will live to a ripe old age without facing these issues.
Nevertheless, a few simple planning meetings will help ensure that things go as smoothly as they can. When it comes to seeking out legal services for later life it is important to find an experienced advisor to ensure that you have all the legal documents in place to get you what you have planned for and that you have considered the pitfalls that may face you in later life and how to avoid them if possible.
We help clients to know their rights and make the best choice for later life.
We can advise and prepare a living will for you – it is a written document setting out the circumstances in which you would not wish to receive life-prolonging treatment in the event that you become mentally incapable of making such decisions. Although not legally binding these written, dated, signed and witnessed statements are very persuasive with relatives and medical staff and give a clear indication of your intention and wishes.
We can assist with an application for appointment as Deputy of the Court of Protection to manage the financial and/or welfare affairs of a person who is incapable but has not made a power of attorney. The Partners of the firm ofter act as Deputies when requested by the family or there is no suitable family available.
Partner, Tracy Scammell, is a member of the National Association of Solicitors for the Elderly. She is assisted by Gill Randall, who has extensive financial and tax experience. They are able to give clients and colleagues first class legal advice in a field of law which is constantly evolving, as the requirements of the elderly population change. Tracy Scammell also has personal experience of working with adults with learning disabilities.
Kitson & Trotman are very proud to support the Dorset Community Foundation. We donate any unclaimed client balances to support local good causes. Grants from the Kitson & Trotman fund are dispersed through the foundation’s Neighbourhood funding programme which addresses local issues, social problems and disadvantage due to age, illness, disability, isolation, discrimination or financial […]Browse More News >