Category: Elder Law

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I suspect my father is a victim of financial elder abuse by my brother-in-law. What can I do?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines financial elder abuse as “The illegal or improper exploitation or use of funds or other resources of the older person”. WHO estimates that one in ten people experience elder abuse each month, and this number is expected to increase with the ageing population, growth in house prices and rise […]

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What are the Different Types of Retirement Village Arrangements?

There are several different types of retirement village arrangements which vary in the degree of occupancy and ownership. Accordingly, this gives rise to different contractual rights and obligations depending upon the specific retirement village arrangement you may have with the village operator. It is important to consider the different types of retirement village arrangements to […]

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Do I need a solicitor to act for me when entering into a Retirement Village?

No, it’s not always necessary to have a solicitor act for you when entering into a Retirement Village (RV). However there are some reasons why having a solicitor act for you is highly advisable: Often you might be selling your home, your most valuable asset, at the same time as signing into a retirement village. […]

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