People are certainly living longer. The number of people in Scotland, according to the National Records of Scotland in September 2016, living for more than a century has increased over the last ten years. In 2005 there were 900 centenarians in Scotland, an increase of 67% from the 540 in 2005. The number of men aged 90 to 99 increased from 6360 to 11,300 between 2005 and 2015, an increase of 78%. The number of females aged 90 to 99 increased from 21,630 to 27,590 during the same period, an increase of 28%.
Caring for the elderly is therefore now a situation facing millions of people who need help managing elderly relatives’ affairs and assistance to make plans for their own old age.
We can offer a wide range of advice and are specialists in these areas.
- Putting a Power of Attorney in place before you may become unable to manage your own affairs
- Making a Will
- Setting up trusts
- Inheritance tax planning
- Financial planning
- Making arrangements to pay for help and care home fees
- Obtaining Guardianship Orders
- Administration of Guardianships
Our private client team are here to help and are very knowledgeable in dealing with such matters applying sensitivity as well as legal expertise. Find out more at www.mitchells-roberton.co.uk