Elder Law

CARING ELDER LAW LAWYERS WITH OFFICES IN OAKVILLE, MILTON AND GEORGETOWN

Most people think about the need to plan and protect their assets in the event of death. However, many people do not plan for issues associated with living longer, facing the prospect of disability or poor health, or maintaining independence. Longer life spans and increased mobility have resulted in a greater trend toward long-distance care giving and care giving within community-based settings. There is also a growing awareness of the risks to older persons of losing personal and financial autonomy because of physical and mental impairment, as well as ageism and paternalism.

At Sweatman Law Firm, we can help you and your family anticipate and plan for issues of later life and end of life. Our elder law lawyers provide advice and services designed to maintain the independence of older people, minimize the impact of incapacity and protect against abuse and exploitation.

Offering a Variety of Elder Law Services in Ontario

The elder law lawyers at our firm provide advice and services in matters involving:

  • Planning for personal, legal and financial issues later in life
  • Capacity counselling
  • Estate planning
  • Powers of attorney
  • Living wills
  • Guardianships
  • Disability planning
  • Care assessment planning and management
  • Housing and assisted living issues
  • Pensions and retirement planning
  • Later life marriage, divorce and separation
  • Abuse, exploitation and age discrimination
  • Ethical and fiduciary obligations of professionals and caregivers

Focusing On a Multidisciplinary Approach

Sweatman Law Firm takes a multidisciplinary approach to the practice of elder law, focusing not just on specific legal issues, but also on the physical, mental and financial well-being of older individuals. Our elder law lawyers can provide advice and guidance for families of elderly loved ones who can no longer care for themselves or live independently. We can also provide retirement and estate planning services for people who are not incapacitated.

Contact Our Capacity and Incapacity Law Lawyers

Whatever your needs, Sweatman Law Firm can help you make wise decisions and put in place the legal and financial instruments that can give you peace of mind. To learn more about our services and how we can help you, contact Sweatman Law Firm online. We are committed to representing clients in Oakville, Milton, Georgetown and throughout Ontario.