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Legal and Family Issues

Information and advice on legal and family issues, including making a will, employment issues, driving, discrimination and choosing a power of attorney.

  • Power of Attorney

    When people plan ahead for issues that can arise in later life it ensures they have as much control as possible over their lives.
  • Wills, Funerals, Estates

    Information and advice about wills, funerals and estates
  • Discrimination and abuse

    Your rights do not diminish as you get older, but unfortunately some older people find that other people make assumptions about them.
  • Employment Issues

    Employment issues for older people.
  • Driving in later life

    Information about driving in later life, your legal obligations, road safety and medical conditions you have to declare.
  • Finding and paying for legal advice

    Information about common civil matters such as housing, benefits, family and employment issues, things to consider when using a solicitor and financial help that may be available through Legal Aid.

The Age Scotland Helpline

Our free 0800 12 44 222 helpline is a free, confidential phone service for older people, their carers and families in Scotland. Lines are open Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm.

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