Elder law encompasses a wide range of legal disciplines that are becoming increasingly relevant to a range of generations as a direct consequence of our aging population. Older clients are increasingly requiring skilled representation and advice to prevent and resolve family disputes and to address transitional issues of aging.
The area of legal capacity has become quite complex and is fundamental to this area of law and the services we can provide. There are different levels of capacity required say, for example, between entering into an Enduring Power of Attorney compared to other more complex transactions such as Trusts.
More and more we are seeing the requirement for advice around practical aspects and issues associated with multi-generational living and care arrangements. In our experience receiving timely practical advice about these issues is the best way to avoid stress later caused by leaving it too late.