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Estate planning lawyer Larisa Kapur obtains accreditation as an aged care professional

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Attwood Marshall Lawyers is pleased to announce that Wills and Estates Associate Larisa Kapur has completed her accreditation as an ‘aged care professional’, which will assist her advising clients as they transition to retirement or aged care. Larisa is an experienced estate planning lawyer, having joined the Wills & Estates team in 2014 and is located at our busy Robina Town Centre office.

Expert advice when transitioning to aged care

Larisa Kapur, Associate at Attwood Marshall Lawyers, has completed the gold standard Accredited Aged Care Professional program provided by Aged Care Steps. The well-deserved accolade comes after Larisa has built up a specialisation in helping the elderly with estate planning as well as their transition to aged care as she approaches her 10-year anniversary with the firm.

Larisa works closely with Senior Associate Debbie Sage who is also an Accredited Aged Care Professional and celebrates 18 years with the firm this year.

Having two aged care professional accredited specialists in our Wills and Estates department is testament to the firm’s presence in the aged care sector, and our ability to give clients trusted legal advice in this specialised and ever-growing area.

Transitioning to aged care can be an extremely overwhelming time in someone’s life, and there are a lot of important decisions to be made by the persons concerned and their families. Being guided by an experienced financial advisor and lawyer who understands the industry and the impact of these decisions can ensure people make informed decisions that align with their best interests now and in the future.

Aged Care Steps Program

Larisa joins the ranks of 2,000 other accredited aged care professionals that have undergone assessment with Aged Care Steps, the leading provider of aged care training for financial advice professionals in Australia.

The program is aimed at lawyers, financial planners and accountants who advise clients on their access to care services. It allows these professionals to further develop the knowledge and skills needed for providing specialised aged care advice, and to stay up to date with the everchanging regulations and policies that impact the aged care sector.

Accredited specialists have gained the knowledge and confidence to develop creative solutions and present them to clients, who in turn can make informed decisions that suit their personal, lifestyle, and care needs.

The course covers an overview of the complicated aged care industry, including accommodation choices, residential fees and Centrelink and Veterans’ Affairs services. It also ensures professionals have a thorough understanding of what is happening on a practical level within the care industry, learning from case studies, exploring tips and traps for couples, and learning how to best negotiate with aged care facilities.

Larisa Kapur – an estate planning and accredited aged care professional

Larisa, who in addition to her legal degree has qualifications in psychology and has training as a grief and loss counsellor, has always taken the time to connect with her clients, knowing that they are likely going through some of the most difficult times of their lives.

In addition to supporting clients who are transitioning to aged care, Larisa practices in estate planning and preparing specialised Wills and enduring powers of attorney, enduring guardianship documents, and advance health directives for our elderly clients. She also has an interest in testamentary trusts and special disability trusts for families with children who have additional needs.

In her ten years of practice, she has developed a passion for helping the elderly and individuals who are transitioning through the next chapter of their life.

Larisa is an ardent advocate for the reporting of and prevention of elder abuse, which includes not only physical or psychological abuse but also financial abuse.

The Wills and Estates team is led by partner Angela Harry and has experienced an exceptional period of growth in recent years. The team has nearly tripled in size in the past five years, growing from five members in 2018 to a team of 14 today.

The additional 11 personnel that make up our Estate Litigation and Family Law departments also contribute to the firm’s Wills and Estates services, as these are legal areas that often have overarching matters with estate planning and estate administration.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers – why it is important to get the right advice from an Accredited Aged Care Professional

Aged care advice is a specialist area. The rules change constantly, as do the strategies that are available. And so, getting trusted legal and financial advice from an accredited aged care professional will cover all your bases and ensure your best interests are protected when approaching this significant milestone in your life.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers is proud to offer extensive experience and services for Wills and Estates, with a dedicated team practicing exclusively in elder law and the aged care sector.

Our aged care and retirement planning services include assistance on retirement village leases and service contracts, aged care resident agreements, granny flat agreements and estate planning.

To discuss our aged care services or to make an appointment with an aged care professional, please contact our Wills & Estates and Aged Care Department Manager, Donna Tolley, on direct line 07 5506 8241, email dtolley@attwoodmarshall.com.au or free call 1800 621 071 at any time.

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The contents of this article are considered accurate as at the date of publication. The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and is of a general nature only. Readers should seek legal advice about their specific circumstances. 

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