Advising The Elderly

At Watsons, we have years of experience of assisting the elderly in looking after their affairs and ensuring their wishes are upheld.

As our population lives longer and ages, increasing numbers are requiring legal assistance to ensure their wishes are upheld. Whether this is caused by illness, disability, or an accident, there are a number of practical steps our experts can provide advice on.

We can help get your affairs in order and make your wishes for the future known. This may involve anything from writing a will to choosing someone to take power of attorney (legal authority to act for you) over your financial affairs, if this is necessary.

This can lighten the burden on relatives or carers who might otherwise find it difficult to make complicated decisions on your behalf.

Where there is not enough time to take these precautionary steps, or if a person is already ‘incapacitated’ (unable to handle their own financial affairs), it is usually the relatives of the person we need to advise. In these circumstances there are a number of options available. We will tell you the best course of action in your case.

We will always endeavour to provide advice in a manner which takes in to consideration inheritance tax liability and other potential costs that may be required, such as care. Where possible, we will provide advice that maximises your estate that will eventually pass to your loved ones.

We are well rehearsed in working with other professionals, such as financial advisers and accountants to make sure everything is undertaken in your financial best interest.

Contacting Watsons Solicitors

If you are interested or require more information on any of our associated services, then please get in touch via the contact form or by contacting us direct on: 01925 571212.

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