CP Law – specialist solicitors for the elderly
At each stage in life, our needs and responsibilities change. At CP Law, our expert legal professionals are on hand to help you protect yourself, your family and your assets at every step along the way. We offer a comprehensive package of services for older and elderly people including the planning and execution of any wills, trusts and estates. You can also call on us for other legal services which may be needed at any time of life, such as conveyancing and family and employment law matters. If you have any questions, please contact us today at our Berkshire or Surrey offices.
Making your wishes heard
Our primary goal as solicitors for the elderly is to ensure that your wishes are heard, your rights are protected and your families are supported. By creating legally enforceable documents, such as a Will or an LPA (lasting power of attorney), you ensure that your wishes will be respected, even when you are no longer able to articulate them yourself. Just as a Will lets you choose who will make decisions about your estate after your death, an LPA lets you choose who will make decisions for you, should you be unable to make them yourself.
Writing or updating your Will
Creating a Will that expresses your wishes and protects your family is quick and simple. No one likes to imagine their family struggling to carry on without them, but we can all ease our loved ones’ struggle by making our wishes clearly known. A properly written Will can save a great deal of time, money and stress. We provide ongoing support to our clients to allow them to update their Wills regularly to reflect changes in circumstances.
Financial planning, trusts and your estate
As we get older the focus of our planning shifts. At CP Law, we understand the needs of our older and elderly clients. As solicitors, we are able to create legally binding agreements that will protect you and your loved ones throughout potentially difficult times. For example, we may create a trust that will support you or a loved one dealing with dementia or another deteriorating condition.
Support for married and unmarried couples
Many people assume that being married is all the protection they and their partner need but this is not the case. Both married and unmarried couples need to make an LPA if they want their spouse or partner to be able to act for them in an emergency. An LPA gives you the opportunity to select a decision maker to act on your behalf if you are incapacitated. Your chosen representative will only step in if you are unable to make decisions yourself. Without an LPA, the government will select a decision maker.
Probate and support for your family
At CP Law, our probate services provide expert support at a time when your family will need it the most. Dealing with the loss of a loved one is hard enough without having to worry about the legal details. We offer probate services for our clients, including acting as an executor and offering legal advice to your family should it be required.
Growing older sadly doesn’t exempt us from day-to-day strife. As expert solicitors based in Berkshire and Surrey, we act for our clients in a wide range of matters from conveyancing, leasehold extensions and Will writing. If you’re struggling with where to begin when it comes to writing your will, read our guide to making a will for helpful tips and useful knowledge.
It is becoming increasingly common that as we get older we require additional care, whether in our own homes or a care home. At CP Law we ensure wishes are respected and adequate care is received should there come a time when our clients are no longer physically or mentally able to make such decisions. Appointing an LPA provides clients with peace of mind that someone you trust will act on your behalf.
Not having an LPA can make decisions concerning the type and quality of care received difficult. As specialist solicitors with over 40 years’ experience we can inform and provide you and your relative with the necessary information to prepare for such occasion. If you have any questions regarding care funding, please contact us today at our Berkshire or Surrey offices.