Media programs regularly report circumstances where people have been defrauded of their assets and homes through unscrupulous persons, friends or even family members.
In an effort to assist people to protect their assets and to plan for the future through proper legal channels, COTA NSW and Legal Aid NSW have formed a partnership to provide assistance to older persons needing advice about a Will, Enduring Power of Attorney, or Enduring Guardianship.
Each month, qualified solicitors visit the COTA NSW office to offer a half hour consultation for free. If a legal document is drawn up, a donation of $50 per document is paid to COTA NSW.
Persons who receive an age pension or hold a Commonwealth Seniors Health Card are eligible to participate in the Legal Pathways project.
There are solicitors available in Newcastle, Maitland, Central Coast and south-western Sydney areas as well. As a ‘Pathway’ service, COTA NSW may be able to direct you to other legal services in your area, or an appropriate legal service that can assist with your specific situation.
Click here for a copy of our Legal Pathways flyer.
You can help COTA NSW to fund Legal Pathways and other crucial initiatives by making a donation.DONATE
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