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Call the specialists for elder law matters


Call the specialists for elder law matters

You don’t call a plumber to fix an electrical problem and the same applies to legal matters. As DON MACPHERSON explains, elder law is a specialised field.

The Baby Boomers are retiring, and there are many legal challenges for the generation, many of them highlighted by the pandemic.

To get any job done properly, you choose someone who knows what they are doing because that’s what they do – every day.

Do you worry about having an adequate will – or having a will at all – to ensure that your financial wishes are carried out and your estate is managed  just as you would like  it to happen?

Do you worry in these times of isolation that an elderly parent is isolated, and falling under the influence of a family member that could give rise to elder exploitation and abuse?

Are you concerned that the granny flat agreement you have entered into, or are considering, doesn’t offer the protection that ensures clarity and certainty going forward?

Do you have a desire to be part of a community when this period of enforced isolation is over? Is it time to consider moving to a retirement village to become part of an active and engaging community?

Are you in the situation of having to manage the estate of a deceased family member, and don’t know what to do or how to navigate the complexities involved?

All of these are specialist elder law matters.

A lot of solicitors say they do elder law, but in fact are generalists who also look after conveyancing, personal injuries, criminal law, and frankly anything that walks through the door.

Just as you wouldn’t ask a GP to do brain surgery, don’t choose a generalist to do specialist legal work. Choose lawyers who work in the areas of elder law every day.

Don MacPherson is at Sunshine Coast Elder Law. Call 1800 961 622 or visit or Brisbane Elder Law. Call 1800 961 622 or visit

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