Relationships in later life are a wonderful thing but can come with tricky legal implications for the families involved. Our relationship package helps you consider what steps to take to protect yourself and the people you care about if you or a relative is entering a new relationship.
Legal advice isn’t usually the first thing on our minds when we start a new relationship. But it’s especially important for anyone with children from a previous marriage or relationship, who may need to update their Will. It’s also vital to help stop people being exploited during vulnerable moments in later life.
What Is Our Relationships Package?
The four step package highlights some important points that you may not consider when entering a new relationship. We’ll guide you through each step so you have peace of mind for your future.
Step 1 – You’ll get a pack with information on:
- Marrying or living with a partner – the law works differently if you choose to marry the person you live with or not. It’s important to know how this will affect your family if you die
- Family asset protection – keeping cherished assets like jewellery, artworks, or a family home with the right people
- Making or updating a Will – how to make sure that the people you care about will inherit from your estate
- Pre- or post-nuptial agreements – these can protect your finances, any property you own or your business if your new relationship breaks down.
This information will help you think about and anticipate any family issues you could have when entering a new relationship in later life.
Step 2 – We’ll then send you a questionnaire to help us assess your situation so we can give you advice tailored to your needs.
Step 3 – Once we receive your questionnaire, we’ll arrange a face-to-face meeting with you. You’ll get expert advice from one of our legal experts on the next steps. We’ll also answer any questions and talk about any concerns you have. This is all available for a fixed fee of £500+VAT.
Step 4 (optional) – If you wish, we can put you in touch with our specialists to check how your finances stand for the future. They can help you get the right information and recommend the best course of action for you, your new partner, and your family.
To get started with this pack, call us on 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.
Who Is This Relationship Package For?
This package is for anyone who’s starting or has recently started a new relationship in later life. Whether you plan to marry or not, whether you’re living together or not – there are important legal issues to consider.
Estate law can be particularly complicated if you’re divorced or separated. We’ll help you make sure that you can pass inheritance on to the people you want.
The package can also be useful if you have a vulnerable, elderly relative who’s starting a new relationship. We’ll advise you how to protect their best interests and make sure their inheritance passes how they wish.
How Can Irwin Mitchell Help?
Our legal experts have years of experience in helping people with relationships in later life. We know what issues you could face and how to avoid them. Often we work with individuals and their families to make sure everyone understands what’s going on.
We can also help you make other important legal decisions like making a Lasting Power of Attorney. This allows you to appoint someone you trust to manage your finances and welfare if you lose the mental capacity in future.
If you need it, we have legal experts that can draft a co-habitation agreement if you’re living with your partner but are not married. If you’re planning to marry or are already married we can draft a pre- or post-nuptial agreement so you’re protected if your relationship breaks down.
Your and your family’s needs are specific to you, so our experts will give you bespoke advice for your situation. You will not get complicated legal jargon, we’ll guide you through any decisions you make with advice in plain English so you can have peace of mind for your future.
Call us today on 0370 1500 100 to talk to one of our advisers about your situation.
More Later Life Packages
We also have fixed-fee packages to help you with: