We specialise in working with families and carers of disabled and vulnerable people. Our team has built its excellent reputation on understanding the needs of parents and carers – all of whom are dealing with complex, often challenging lives, where it’s vital that they can understand their options.
What you Might Need
For families and carers of disabled and vulnerable individuals it’s especially important to consider how to provide for a relative if you are no longer there to care for them. We help you put in place legal support to protect your family members using Wills, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection applications tailored specifically to your needs.
Families are often unaware of the extra steps they can take to protect their loved ones:
|Wills||Essential to ensure your loved one’s future is taken care of and your wishes are met.|
|Discretionary Trusts & Disabled Person’s Trusts||It’s important not to leave lump sums directly to a disabled or vulnerable person as this can affect their means tested benefits or could leave them financially vulnerable.|
|Administration of Trusts||We are experienced in acting as professional Trustees. In this role we always consider your wishes when administering the Trust.|
|Powers of Attorney||To be able to help your adult child manage their decisions, whether it be health and welfare or financial.|
|Court of Protection||To make sure that when your child turns 18 you can still be involved in shaping their future.|
|Inheritance Tax Planning||To explore the different ways it might be possible to reduce your tax liability.|
Flexibility and Understanding
We are widely recognised for our empathy, understanding and practical approach towards often sensitive situations. Offering fixed price legal advice and home appointments at a flexible time to suit you and your family, our service also includes access to complimentary professionals who we have identified as specialists in their field; including benefit specialists and financial advisors.
We can involve the disabled or vulnerable person in meetings and discussions if the families or carers feel this is appropriate and can act on their behalf if required.
Our team have unique relationships with various charities and support services across the South East and regularly speak at events across the region dedicated to the needs of parents and carers. At these events we provide advice and support to parents and carers, outlining their options when planning for the future for disabled individuals.
We are proud to be the trusted legal partners to Mencap, the National Autistic Society (NAS) and Sense.
We also continually invest in the skills and knowledge of our experts, Philip and Katherine were one of the first lawyers in the country to pass the STEP Advanced Certificate in Advising Vulnerable Clients, a respected qualification that has only been undertaken by a small group of professionals.
Planning for the Future of a Disabled Child
Watch this Mencap video of a family to help explain about planning for the future: