The Elderly: How Can Our Services Help?

January 15, 2016

As we get older, we have to start thinking about situations that need to be treated with a level of sensitivity; such as what will happen to our estate or affairs when we pass away or can no longer make our own decisions. Here at Watsons we offer Will writing services and power of attorney assistance, which will give you the peace of mind that you need.

Will writing

We know how important it is to have peace of mind when it comes to organising what will happen when you pass away. It’s not something we like to think about, but making sure that your loved ones will not encounter any further stress at an already difficult time is an important part of getting your affairs in order. One of the most important reasons to ensure that you have a valid Will is that, if you don’t, then your estate is governed by the Rules of Intestacy. This means that your estate is distributed the way that the law sees fit, which could mean that your money and belongings could be inherited by people who you would not otherwise wish to benefit, such as distant relatives.

It is of paramount importance that you use a professional to write your Will for you. Don’t put your estate at risk by allowing someone who isn’t properly qualified or insured to write it. It is worth noting that it is not against the law for someone without the proper qualifications to write a Will for payment, so make sure that your Will writer is a solicitor or someone with the necessary skills. Here at Watsons we have years of experience of assisting the elderly and you will always be treated with dignity and respect.

If you would like some more information on our Will writing services then click here.

Choosing a power of attorney

As we get older, many of us experience a change in our mental or physical health, with a lot of people finding themselves in a situation where they are struggling to make important decisions for themselves. This is why it is advisable to put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’) in advance. That way you can specify who has your permission to manage your finances on your behalf should you be unable to do so. You are able to name more than one person to do this if you so wish.

There are two different types of LPA. In addition to choosing somebody to deal with your property and financial affairs e.g. your house and bank accounts, you can choose somebody to make decisions with regard to health and welfare matters. You can make an LPA at any time provided that you have sufficient mental capacity to make an informed decision.

Here at Watsons we can help you to organise your LPA and ensure that everything runs smoothly. We also offer a range of advice and legal assistance on a variety of other matters so that you can have peace of mind and concentrate on enjoying your retirement!

If you would like some more information about any of our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us direct on 01925 571212 or get in touch via our contact form.

Contact Us

If you are interested or require any information on any of our services then please get in touch for an appointment on:

 01925 571 212
Mon-Fri: 9am - 5pm

Latest News

Legal partner talks COVID-19 and community on radio station

A partner at a leading Warrington law firm has appeared on a local radio station to talk about the impact the coronavirus is having on the legal world. Danny Hudson, a partner at Watsons Solicitors also discussed on Radio Warrington’s Business Bites programme the importance of the firm’s community work. Adaptations have been made with […]

Employment law specialist urges businesses to act quickly with furlough decisions

A Cheshire-based employment law specialist is urging businesses to take note of the government’s furlough updates, with one of the key deadlines fast approaching. The current scheme ends on 30 June, with a new flexible coronavirus job retention support programme scheduled to operate until the end of October. However, the new scheme is only available […]

Employment law specialist urges caution as employees return to the workplace

A Cheshire employment solicitor is warning employers to be mindful of potential costly mistakes as lockdown measures ease.   Under updated guidelines, those unable to work from home are allowed back into the workplace, with businesses issued with government guidance on keeping them as safe as possible.   There are concerns across England about the […]

Wills and Probate advice during COVID-19

A Cheshire-based wills and probate firm of solicitors has provided advice and guidance for people updating or preparing new Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney during COVID-19. Watsons Solicitors, based on Bold Street in Warrington, is adhering to government guidelines and has introduced telephone and video conferencing as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.

Watsons Solicitors
Children Law Accredited
Conveyancing Quality
Criminal Litigation
Family Law Advanced
Personal Injury

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.

Watsons Solicitors

01925 444 323
Website managed by Outwrite PR, an online reputation management agency
envelope-oclock-ophonefax linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram