Elder Law

Australia's population, as in most developed countries, is ageing as a result of sustained low fertility and increasing life expectancy. Elder law is a legal term for the area of legal practice that covers the issues affecting the aging population.

At RKL, we assist clients in all aspects of elder law, including:

  • Preparing Powers of Attorney
  • Advising on issues of Guardianship
  • Health and personal care planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Guardianship and administration disputes under the Guardianship and Administration Act 1986 (Vic)
  • Advice concerning retirement villages and aged care facilities
  • Wills and Estates
  • Government benefits and pensions
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance planning
  • Quality of life and independence
  • Elder abuse

For more information on how Rudstein Kron Lawyers can assist you with Elder Law please contact us, request an appointment with one of our staff or give us a call on {addressdetail telephone}.

Latest Elder Law News

Published in Elder Law on 5th Apr 2013

To overcome the obvious human rights issues that this can raise, Parliament enacted the Mental Health Act 1986 (‘the Act’). One of its stated objectives is to “protect the rights of people with a mental disorder” and this ensures that the principles of natural justice and due process are adhered to when a person is detained in a psychiatric ward. The Mental Health Review Board (“MHRB”) The Act establishes the MHRB, whose purpose, amongst other things, is to hear appeals made by, or on behalf of, involuntary patients and to review periodically the orders made for involuntary patients and their treatment plans. When someone is admitted into a psychiatric ward involuntarily, th...

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