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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.
"John Breeze is very approachable and professional. I was kept well-informed with regular updates and clear explanations as my case progressed. I cannot adequately express my gratitude to him for guiding me through each step of the legal process...I would not hesitate to approach Bell & Buxton should I require legal advice again."
- Mrs Stokoe
“Thank you Bell & Buxton for helping my daughter move into her new home. It was a ‘bit of a marathon’ for us and your team successfully helped us through what was an unusually difficult process.”
- Mike Peat
“Thank you for all your assistance regarding our deed of family arrangement. You were all very professional and thorough which made it all a lot easier to understand and complete."
"Katie dealt with things promptly and kept me up to date with what was happening, I felt she cared and was committed to my case."
"Bell & Buxton have always been prompt in their assistance to clients.I rang up for some help & was pleased that Mr Neal gave me the help I required immediately."