We’re here to help people at every stage of life

When people reach retirement and are planning for their future health care needs and living arrangements, there can be a lot to consider. We can make the process easier and ensure our clients make decisions that reflect their best interests.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, our team believe in building strong relationships with financial planners, medical professionals, and aged care professionals to be able to offer a holistic approach when helping clients find solutions to meet their retirement, estate planning, and aged care needs. 

When someone reaches a stage in their life when they may need to move into an aged care facility, there is a lot to factor in, including ensuring their estate plan is in order and any documents they need, such as an Enduring Power of Attorney, Advance Health Directive, or a Will, are up to date and reflect that person’s current state of affairs. 

As one of the few law firms with in-house accredited aged care professionals, we have the knowledge and expertise to guide our clients throughout the process and support them in their retirement plans. 

We’re Accessible

We pride ourselves on being accessible to our clients. If clients require appointments outside of regular business hours, our team are available Thursday nights and Saturday mornings at our Robina Town Centre office. If attending one of our offices is a challenge, our team regularly visit clients at hospitals, aged care facilities, and other locations when required. 

We know that when it comes to legal matters, there are many clients who need advice urgently, so we are readily available. We also have a 24/7 phone line so anyone can reach us around the clock if their matter is critical.  Call 1800 621 071 to speak with our team any time. 

Our Expertise

Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to boast one of the largest and most experienced Elder Law and Wills and Estates departments in Australia.  Our expert legal team can assist with estate planning, asset protection, and dispute resolution for any disputes that arise over Wills and estates. 

We can also assist executors and administrators with the administration process after someone passes away.  

Our specialty services include:

Submit a Referral for Aged Care Advice

Accredited Aged Care Professional

What is an Accredited Aged Care Professional?

An Accredited Aged Care Professional is an individual who has successfully completed the Accredited Aged Care Professional Program, which is provided by Aged Care Steps. This accreditation is widely recognised as the gold standard for training in aged care advisory.

The program equips professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate the complexities of aged care, ultimately empowering them to guide their clients in making well-informed decisions about their options.

Meet Debbie Sage, Partner

Accredited Aged Care Professional

Debbie is a Partner in the Wills and Estates and aged care team. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the field, Debbie heads our Aged Care department. She is passionate about fighting for change and is taking a stand to criminalise elder abuse. Debbie advocates for the safety and wellbeing of the elderly community and has been campaigning to introduce new laws that specifically criminalise elder abuse.

Debbie is able to provide her estate planning expertise and retirement planning advice to ensure her clients make informed decisions about their aged care options, including at home care packages, retirement village or residential care facilities.

Meet Larisa Kapur, Senior Associate

Accredited Aged Care Professional

Larisa excels in crafting creative solutions that cater to her clients’ personal preferences, lifestyles, and care needs. In addition to her legal duties, Larisa extends her commitment to the community by visiting aged care homes to offer valuable information and answer any questions people may have. 

She also actively participates in local Seniors Expos, striving to make vital legal information accessible to everyone and educate the community about their rights.

Meet Bindy Marshall, Paralegal

Accredited Aged Care Professional

Bindy Marshall has worked in the aged care industry for over eight years. She recognises that putting a loved one into care is one of the most stressful things a family member or friend can do. The people she assists are often at the end of their tether in their dealings with hospitals, aged care facilities and Centrelink. They need simplicity, compassion, and care, and Bindy thrives on being able to guide them through the labyrinth of aged care support.

In a show of true community spirit, Bindy founded the Aged Care We Care Appeal, which delivers over 1,000 gifts to residential aged care facilities and hospitals at Christmas time to those in our community who have no family or friends to visit.

Transitioning to aged care is a big decision – choose the right advisor

The aged care industry is constantly changing, and it is vital that individuals transitioning to aged care speak to an accredited professional to understand the regulations and policies that will impact their care choices and learn how to best negotiate with aged care facilities. Our team are well-equipped to provide valuable insights and advice across all aspects of aged care, including at-home care packages, retirement villages, and residential care facilities. When faced with the complex decisions of transitioning to aged care, choose the expertise and guidance of our Accredited Aged Care Professionals.

We can provide insight and professional advice regarding:

  • The aged care industry
  • The various choices of aged care accommodation
  • Aged Care Assessments (ACAT) and how they work
  • Centrelink and Veteran’s Affairs
  • Residential care fees and what people need to understand when entering a Retirement Village Agreement or Aged Care Facility Agreement
  • Estate planning and what documents people should have in place when entering an aged care facility.