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.
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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She went on to do her Graduate Diploma in Law at Manchester Metropolitan University and then completed the Legal Practice Course, graduating with a high commendation in 2016.
Lauren has previously worked at Slater and Gordon as a Fee Earner in the Industrial Disease Department. Lauren has also worked at JMW Solicitors as a Paralegal working in the Business Crime Department on the Hillsborough Disaster. She therefore has significant experience working in a corporate environment in a number of different disciplines. Lauren joined Watsons in July 2018.
She qualified as a Solicitor in April 2013.
Kristel specialises in all aspects of Private Client including Wills, Trusts, Probate, Administration of Estates, Lasting Power of Attorney and Court of Protection.
Kristel is appointed by the Court of Protection as a Deputy in relation to Property and Financial Affairs. She is also an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly.
Watsons Solicitors is a trading name of Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales registered number OC386012 whose registered office is 13 Bold Street, Warrington, WA1 1DJ.
Watsons Solicitors Warrington LLP is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority number 598547.