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Elder Law

Elder Law

More and more Australians are living longer than ever before. There is so much more living to do, but as you age it is important you have the right advice to eliminate any stresses that can occur throughout your later years.

Retirement is a wonderful time for Australians, it is the time you can finally slow down… a little or a lot, depending on what you prefer. But with retirement, there are choices you need to make about your lifestyle and your future that can be difficult to make without the right advice.

At O’Connor, Ruddy and Garrett we can advise you on the full spectrum of legal issues facing you in your retirement.

We understand family dynamics and how these affect decisions made in your later years, especially when it comes to decisions around medical and financial aspects. We work with you to put the appropriate measures in place with regards to your Will and Estate and Enduring Power of Attorney to protect yourself and your assets later in life.

Key Issues facing the elderly that we can assist you with are:

  • Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Challenging an Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Breaches of an Enduring Power of Attorney
  • Dementia and Incapacity
  • Advance Health Directive
  • Financial Abuse
  • Moving to an Aged Care facility
  • Family disputes and Mediation
  • Applying to QCAT to be an administrator/ Guardianship
  • Elder Abuse
  • Retirement Villages
  • EPAs Checklist
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For those entering their elderly years, we provide the right insight

  • Comprehensive legal and support covering all areas of elder law
  • We educate to allow you to prepare for anything from a legal standpoint
  • Protect your assets/lifestyle to which you are accustomed and retire stress-free