The practice of Elder law focuses on protecting the rights and assets of the older people in our community. It is also about ensuring that a person’s wishes are respected at a time when they are at their most vulnerable. Having appropriate estate planning and advance care planning documents in place is an important step in this process.
In the absence of an enduring power of attorney, the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (VCAT) can appoint an Administrator and Guardian to make financial, personal and medical treatment decisions for a person who has lost capacity to make such decisions for themselves. Often determining the right person for these roles or whether appropriate decisions are being made by such persons can lead to disagreement between family members.
If you require assistance with such matters or have concerns that an Attorney, Administrator or Guardian is not acting in the best interest of the represented person, our lawyers can help.
Contact us for an obligation free initial consultation to discuss your concerns or matter.
We can help you with:
- Wills and Estate Planning
- Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Planning
- VCAT guardianship and administration matters
- Breaches of attorney’s duties
- Recovery of misappropriated funds
- Will disputes