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Enduring Powers of Attorney and elder law solicitors in Belfast

We believe that planning for the future is important. At Mackenzie & Dorman, we are particularly interested in ensuring that our senior clients and their families receive the right advice in relation to the challenges which can face us all as we grow older.

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Ensuring that our older clients have access to the best possible legal advice will always be important to us.

As we get older, we all want to ensure that our healthcare and financial needs, as well as those of our loved ones, are taken into account. And to achieve that, planning ahead is essential.


We provide advice on the setting up of Enduring Powers of Attorney, which enables you to choose a trusted individual or individuals to look after your affairs if you become incapable of doing so yourself.

Sound, friendly, up-to-date advice in
all areas of elder law
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Property and Financial Affairs EPA

This grants an individual or individuals the authority to deal with and make decisions about your financial affairs, from buying and selling property to handling bank and building society accounts, through to the receipt of benefits and the payment of mortgages and bills.

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Advice on Long-Term Care

We also advise elder clients on how to plan for long-term care, including the best strategies for paying for care if required.

Moreover, where it is appropriate our solicitors can also take on the role of Attorney or Controller and deal with the management of a client’s financial affairs on their behalf.

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Controllership applications

In circumstances where an EPA has not been made, it may be necessary to apply to the Court for the appointment of an approved person to look after the affairs of someone who has become mentally incapable. These are known as Controllership applications and we work closely with the Office of Care and Protection in the High Court in relation to such cases.

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Nursing and long-term care

If you have a parent who needs nursing care, or are faced with a situation where a parent or relative goes into nursing or long-term care at short notice, we advise you to contact us. 

This can be a challenging and stressful time, but our sound advice will help you to make informed decisions that ensure a positive outcome for you and your loved ones.

For solicitors with years of dedication and experience in enduring powers of attorney and elder law, get in touch with Mackenzie & Dorman.
 Call 028 9067 3211 
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