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Partner | Head of Private Client & Notary Public
The cost of care for the elderly is a complex area of law. Getting expert legal advice and planning ahead will help to ensure that your partner has enough to live on after paying care home fees and may even prevent you from having to use your family home to fund care.
There are many common misconceptions concerning payment of the fees for nursing care or a residential home. Our team of expert solicitors will guide you through social services financial assessment rules and make certain that you do not overpay for care or compromise your family’s financial position.
We examine all the options available and review how social services will treat your assets including investments; income and capital assessments; the family home and jointly held assets. We offer a complete service for the elderly client who needs advice on how to organise their affairs to minimise both tax liability and any loss arising out of care fees.
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"As ever, John proffered excellent advice and guidance in this matter. Bell & Buxton are now my 'go-to' for any legal requirements. I can (and do) rely on Bell & Buxton to provide an outstanding service. Bell & Buxton does not disappoint."
A visit to a solicitor can be rather a daunting experience but my visit to Bell & Buxton was pleasant and reassuring. Thank you for an excellent service, promptly supplied.
"We were all highly satisfied with the service we were given and John Breeze was excellent in all the dealings and explanations."
- Mr Richardson