Wills and Probate
Our professional and sympathetic team of solicitors with vast experience is here to help you with all issues relating to Will drafting, probate and administration of estates matters.
We assist and advise in:
Without a Will your assets pass to your relatives in accordance with Intestacy Rules. These are not always in accordance with your wishes. Our solicitors will draft your Will, which can be safely deposited at our firm, and should you wish, they can also deal with the administration of your estate. It can save costly probate claims, which if brought to Court will inevitably reduce the value of your estate.
Obtaining probate is a process of transferring the assets of the deceased to their Executors or Administrators (if there is no Will). It includes applying to the Court and submitting a tax declaration to HM Revenue & Customs. We will deal with all the necessary formalities and ensure that the beneficiaries receive their entitlement in accordance with your Will.
If you need help with a Will dispute, we can fight your case for you.
We are currently acting for Clients in cases involving claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 when a Will has failed to make suitable financial provisions, cases of failure of the Deceased to correctly execute a Will and, among others, involving the loss of an original Will or allegations of lack of mental capacity.
Lasting Power of Attorney
You never know what might happen in the future. If due to an accident or illness you lose mental capacity it is too late to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Your relatives will have to go to the Court to get a Deputyship to be able to look after your affairs. This is not only much more complicated, but also more expensive.
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