Wills and Probate
A trustworthy solicitor helps you to achieve clarity
Making a Will is important as it ensures your possessions are passed onto the people you choose as beneficiaries after your death. A Will also enables you to appoint guardians to take care of your children in the event that there is no one to look after them. It is important to make sure that this is properly executed, giving you peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out in the way that you would like. Probate is the process of carrying out a Will after someone dies and distributing someone’s assets and affairs to those entitled. If you choose to make us the executors of your Will, we can deal with the estate administration process for you, making sure the beneficiaries stated to receive the possessions allocated to them in a prompt and timely manner.
Issues to consider.
If you do not make a Will, intestacy rules will apply to your Estate. This means that your family members will receive your Estate in proportions dictated by these rules. If there are no family members then your possessions will go to the Crown. For those couples who are unmarried, intestacy rules do not recognise unmarried partners as beneficiaries. Civil Partnerships are recognised by intestacy rules. You can make a Will to ensure that they will benefit on your death.
How we can help you.
Our team can help you with a wide range of matters relating to Wills & Probate.
- Preparation of wills
- Inheritance tax planning
- Creation of trusts
- Grants of probate
- Letters of administration
- Distribution of deceased estates
- Lasting Power of Attorney
What are the costs?
We are a competitively priced firm and will keep you informed of the costs right from the outset so that there are no surprises, giving you time to organise your budget. We will supply you with a breakdown of the legal costs and payment schedule to keep you up to date at all times.