Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse
The Law Council of Australia has released a Best Practice Guide for Legal Practitioners in relation to Elder Financial Abuse (the Guide).
The Guide is intended to assist legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse in the preparation and execution of wills and other advance planning documents.
The Guide includes topics such as setting up meetings effectively, taking instructions, ensuring appropriate support, communicating effectively with the client, checking for decision making capacity, being alert to the warning signs of potential abuse, and keeping records.