Neither to son nor wife, brother nor friend,
Give power over yourself during your own lifetime.
And do not give your property to anyone else,
In case you regret it and have to ask for it back.
As long as you live and there is breath in your body,
Do not yield power over yourself to anyone;
Since it is better for your children to be your supplicants,
Than for you to have to look to the generosity of your sons.
In all you do be the master,
And do not spoil the honour that is rightly yours,
The day your life draws to a close,
When death is approaching;
That is the time to distribute your inheritance.

Ecclesiasticus 33: 20-24

These words were written more than two thousand years ago and are still a good starting point when considering the concerns of the elderly client and when still most elderly people continue to live in their own homes, have an income which supplements their state pension and are never likely to become senile.

However we do live in a changing world and many people would prefer to address the problems arising from incapacity when they can.

We can advise on:

  • Equity release
  • Lifetime gifts
  • Care, residential and nursing homes
  • Living Wills
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Wills and Inheritance Tax

For further details contact:

The Office
Golden Lion Yard
North Yorkshire

01969 625 526

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01969 667 171

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