Elder Law Lawyers For Vancouver And Surrounding Areas

As Canada's population ages, elder law is becoming a fast-growing field in the legal profession. Senior clients and their families have a number of concerns in common, particularly when it comes to capacity and independence, retirement, health and end-of-life planning.

At Lunny Atmore LLP, we take interest in our senior clients and strive to protect their rights, property, independence and family relationships.

Our lawyers can help you whether you are an elderly client, friend or family member. We help clients who are concerned for their own well-being, their future and their families, as well as clients who have worries about elderly friends and family.

Evolving Laws For An Evolving Population

A number of issues come up frequently in elder issues, including:

  • Wills and estate planning: Your priorities are different from those of younger clients. Business succession, protection of vulnerable family members and retirement may have greater importance to you.
  • Incapacity: Elderly clients may want to plan for the possibility of incapacity by determining who will speak for them if they are unable to speak for themselves. For families who have to deal with an elderly relative who is no longer able to make decisions about personal or financial concerns, pursuing guardianship is a possibility.
  • Elder abuse: Elderly adults may be isolated and vulnerable to physical, emotional and financial abuse. When they are targeted or taken advantage of by unscrupulous friends, family, financial or legal advisers, or caregivers, the results can be devastating and potentially life-threatening.
  • Retirement planning: We can help you connect to professionals who understand the specific concerns of elderly clients, whose long-term goals and priorities may be very different from those of younger clients. Working together, we can help you understand how to fund your own retirement, while taking care of what you have built and of any family you wish to protect.

When dealing with all of these issues, particularly issues of incapacity, elder law practice often involves a balancing act between preserving as much independence and dignity as possible, and protecting the elderly person and the family relationships.

Lunny Atmore LLP's lawyers are dedicated to maintaining that balance.

Contact Lunny Atmore LLP

Let us help you protect elderly family members or your own independence. We represent elderly clients and their families throughout Vancouver and surrounding areas of British Columbia. Call us at 604-259-1678 or fill out our online form to set up an appointment.