Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Deliberate Deprivation of Assets

Protect Your Assets, Secure Your Legacy
Our Deprivation of Assets service ensures your hard-earned wealth remains safeguarded from unfair care costs

Why seek legal advice

Concerned about the erosion of your assets due to potential care costs? Seek legal advice to combat Deliberate Deprivation. Our HK lawyers specialise in protecting your wealth by crafting personalised strategies. With our expertise, you can ensure a strong legal defence against unjust claims, preserving your assets and securing your financial future.

  • Peace of mind
  • Asset preservation
  • Personalised defence strategies
  • Expert legal guidance
  • Future financial security
  • Protection against unfair claims
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Why choose HK Law?

Choose HK Law to safeguard your assets with confidence. Our dedicated team of accredited legal professionals possesses extensive expertise in Deliberate Deprivation cases. With a proven track record of successful outcomes, we offer tailored strategies and trusted advice to protect your wealth. As a dementia-friendly firm, we prioritise inclusivity and deliver exceptional service that exceeds expectations.

  • Specialised Asset Protection
  • Proven Track Record
  • Accredited Legal Professionals
  • Tailored Strategies
  • Trusted Advisors
  • Dementia-Friendly Firm
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Your questions answered

Chris Keenan, Partner
  • Can the Local Authority disregard gifts made more than 7 years ago?
    No, there is no time limit beyond which the Local Authority cannot consider gifts made.
  • I transferred my property to my son, but he's going through a divorce. What about my security?
    Deliberate deprivation may have occurred, and your occupancy may be at risk if the property is considered a marital asset.
  • I transferred my property to my daughter, and I pay her rent. Does this protect me?
    No, the payment of rent does not shield you from allegations of deliberate deprivation. The transfer may still be considered as such.
  • I received an inheritance but want to give it away. Is this deliberate deprivation?
    It is possible if you anticipate the need for residential care in the future.
  • I received an inheritance and want to execute a Deed of Variation. Does the previous answer apply?
    Unfortunately, varying an inheritance through a Deed of Variation could also be argued as deliberate deprivation.
  • How can HK Law assist me in making appropriate gifts in appropriate circumstances?
    Our experts provide guidance on making gifts and ensure compliance with asset protection laws. We liaise with Local Authorities to rectify issues and secure the best outcome for you.
  • What happens if the Local Authority proves deliberate deprivation?
    They may treat the gifted asset as if it were still owned by you, recover its value, initiate legal proceedings, or seek removal of an Attorney or Deputy.
  • Will the Local Authority consider my financial assessments in detail?
    In an age of austerity, Local Authorities scrutinise financial assessments thoroughly, emphasising the importance of expert advice. Our team can guide you through this process and protect your interests effectively.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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