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Planning For Long Term Care

While you’re fit and healthy, it’s only natural to delay thinking about what may lie ahead for your care needs. However, planning for long-term care is one of the most effective ways of protecting both yourself and loved ones from the financial cost of what may happen in the future.

As painful as it may be to focus on your possible long-term residential or nursing care needs, by planning ahead today you will save a great deal of money, as well as unhappiness and stress, tomorrow.

You need to consider what will happen if you do need care at a later date, in terms of how this will be funded. Without proper planning, you run the risk of any inheritance for loved ones and other beneficiaries being swallowed up by care costs or of your partner losing the family home in order to pay for your care fees.

Our family solicitors understand the sensitive nature of long-term care planning and are here to help you make the right decisions. All our advice is tailored to your specific needs and wants, as well as your current financial situation and circumstances.

With our help, you can protect your family home and take the necessary steps to keep safe as much of your wealth as possible.

Extensive Long-Term Care Planning Services

We can help you with all matters relating to long-term care planning, including:

  • The benefits of putting property and assets into joint names
  • Protective Will Trust guidance
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Gifting assets
  • Advising on long-term care policies and annuities
  • Retrospective funding review application to recover care fees
  • Providing access to an independent financial adviser for impartial advice

How Our Family Lawyers Can Help

Planning for long-term care means protecting your family home, and safeguarding as many assets and as much wealth as possible, for future generations.

Our approach is personal and we take the time to fully understand you, your situation and wants for loved ones. With our help, you could avoid having to use your hard-earned savings to pay for care at a later date and keep this money safe for your children or other beneficiaries. Similarly, if you want to care for your partner and prevent your house being sold to pay for the cost of care, our family lawyers are here to help.

We will provide you with the most relevant, up-to-date advice regarding family law and long-term care planning so you can make the best decisions for you and your family. We’ll make planning ahead as stress-free and emotionally easy as possible. Once done, you can relax in the knowledge that any future care needs will be handled with minimum detrimental financial consequences for loved ones.

For more information on our long-term care planning service, please contact Bartletts Solicitors on Freefone 0800 988 3674 or email advice@bartletts.co.uk