Services for the elderly

Hancock Quins Solicitors in Watford have been looking after families of all generations for many years. We offer a wide range of professional advice and practical support. 

In their later years, many people worry about what will happen if they are no longer able to manage their financial affairs.  Younger people caring for elderly relatives are often concerned with arrangements for payment of bills, care home fees and dealing with the other assets of their elderly relative.

Hancock Quins Solicitors in Watford have been looking after families of all generations for many years.  We offer a wide range of professional advice and practical support.

Our services include:

Making a will

Making a will ensures your family is taken care of when you die and that your money, property and other belongings are passed on to the people or good causes you have chosen.

Our expert wills and probate solicitors can advise you on what type of will to make, what your will needs to include and ensure it is correctly written and structured for validity.

Lasting powers of attorney

A person may not be able to deal with their own financial affairs due to ill health, mental incapacity, an accident or simply advancing years.  A lasting power of attorney is specifically designed for these circumstances.

At a time when you are mentally competent and able to give the matters full consideration, we can advise and prepare for your lasting power of attorney appointing persons of your choice to manage your affairs when you are no longer able to do so.

Once registered, the lasting power of attorney can be kept securely stored at our offices and does not need to be used until it is needed.

If you do not have a suitable relative or friend, a partner of the firm can act on your behalf.  We will advise on the terms and conditions that apply.

Management of your financial affairs

We also offer a service whereby we can manage all your financial affairs for you.  This includes administering the payment of bills such as nursing home fees, dealing with state retirement pension, attendance allowance and other benefits where necessary, together with advising you in connection with any assets or property that you may have.

We can arrange for bills to be sent direct to us to be paid out of your funds, saving you and your relatives inconvenience and worry.

We can provide legal advice on ways to minimise inheritance tax.  We can also discuss with you any concerns you may have regarding safeguarding your home in the event that you go into a nursing or residential home in the future.

Probate and the administration of estates

Coping with the death of a loved one imposes great strain on you and your family.  At the same time, there will be legal and financial issues to be dealt with, many of which may be unfamiliar to you and your family.

We can assist with administering the estate and can indicate the likely costs involved.

Tax planning

At Hancock Quins Solicitors we can provide assistance in relation to the following:

Why choose Hancock Quins Solicitors?

We provide:

  • fast, efficient and friendly advice to help guide you through your options;
  • a variety of services according to your specific needs;
  • management of financial affairs;
  • administration of estates; and
  • caring and compassionate service as you cope with the death of your loved one.                      
If you want to discuss our services for the elderly in more detail, or would like to know more about your options, call us now on 01923 650850. We are waiting to take your call.