Elder law is a niche field of expertise devoted to assisting our elderly community to navigate legal complexities that are unique to elders. This can include planning and transition to retirement, aged care and personal/home care options, granny flat agreements and family care agreements, end-of-life care, guardianship after losing capacity, attorney duties and family disputes. We provide advice to elder clients, their family members, and operators of retirement, lifestyle village and aged care providers on the legal complexities of senior living law.
Our expert team are dedicated to providing understanding, patience and compassion in assisting elder clients to steer through the web of legal jargon to provide solutions, advice and, importantly, give comfort to elder clients through one of the biggest milestones of their lives. We also take pride in offering village and scheme operators thorough, pragmatic and clear legal advice to best navigate the comprehensive legal compliance requirements of senior living to help them provide the best senior living opportunity for prospective residents and help foster great relationships between them and their residents.
Our Succession & Elder Law practice group are some of the few dedicated lawyers in this field and can offer guidance and support in many areas of elder law, including matters that involve:
Advising on entering or leaving retirement villages, manufactured homes or aged care facilities
Negotiation and drafting of family and granny flat agreements, including agreements regarding care of elderly family members
Estate planning, including Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
Advance health directives and end-of-life care
Capacity, guardianship and administration for those who have lost capacity
Advising on elder abuse and the rights of older persons
Advising on attorneys and other decision-makers
Advising on duties of appointed Attorneys and misuse of Enduring Powers of Attorney
Family disputes and mediation
Having extensive experience in this area, our expert lawyers are familiar with the common challenges of later life, lifestyle and the ever-changing dynamics of growing families and work with our clients to ensure they achieve their goals while maintaining their independence and dignity.