One of the biggest reasons people ask for help is to understand the ways in which they can protect their children for when they are no longer around. This doesn’t necessarily mean that the parent is dying. It could be that one of the parents is moving away or they may be going on holiday and leaving children at home.
It doesn’t matter how old our children are. As parents, we will always worry about them and want to make sure we do the best for them.
Sadly, too many of our clients who have children with a disability leave things until the last minute because they either don’t want to have the conversation with their child about the situation or they understandably can’t imagine their child not having them there to protect them.
On a positive note however, when we have worked through the concerns and put everything in place the sense of relief and peace of mind and the ability to ‘park all the horrible stuff’ allows them the freedom to continue living.
The most common legal issues we deal with include :
- Gifts to children
- Disabled Child/Person’s Trust
- Deputyship Orders
- Lasting Powers of Attorney