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Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap

How to plan ahead and prevent legal and family issues

Published by Big Sky Publishing
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Informative and insightful, this is the essential family guide to preparing for ageing parents.

This is a book that forces us to confront what most of us avoid - planning for our ageing parents. Our natural inclination is to wait and see what might happen. But when it does happen, or starts to unfold, we, and our siblings, are totally unprepared. Poor decisions, disputes with siblings and partners and the destruction of relationships can be the aftermath. Brian should know, as a lawyer working in this area for over 20 years, he has dealt with the fallout from these failures in families. Avoiding the Ageing Parent Trap is packed full of practical strategies for dealing with family dynamics and managing financial and legal affairs.

This book this is your go-to resource for:

Information and practical case studies to support families in their legal, financial, and healthcare decision-making.

Easy to read and commonsense advice from a leading elder care lawyer, with hands-on experience and examples to demonstrate what to expect, and even better, how to plan and prepare.

Help navigating the best outcomes for aging parents, from estate planning to Centrelink, residential aged care, wills, and financial pitfalls to avoid.

A well-crafted, informative, and engaging read on a sensitive subject.

‘’An Invaluable Guide” - Noel Whittaker (best-selling author and finance expert)

About The Author

Brian is a passionate lawyer, working in the frontier of elder law, or law relating to older people and their families, involving the new dynamic emerging in families – disputes and dysfunction brought on by ageing parents. He was exposed to the simmering issues some 35 years ago in his first visit to a nursing home.

Confronted by an imploding family of five daughters, a hapless mother and some of the language of aged care –he discovered a new calling - change management for families and their ageing parents. Since then, as a lawyer, he has been involved in countless.
family experiences, some which are truly eye-opening. He has many stories and practical advice to share and is a regular columnist and presenter on the topic of planning for ageing. Brian is an award-winning author, and public speaker and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in the areas of elder law, retirement, disability and aged care where he continues to win awards as a leading elder lawyer.

For several years, Brian has been named one of Australia’s best lawyers in retirement villages and senior living law, and health and aged-care law. Including 2022 Solicitor of the Year (Large Firm) at the Queensland Law Society Excellence in Law Awards 2022.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Big Sky Publishing (March 3, 2021)
  • Length: 180 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781922488022

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