Wills & Probate
It’s natural to not want to think about what might happen after you die or if you become unable to make decisions about your own finances or welfare. But planning for the future is essential and can give you and your loved ones real peace of mind.
Our specialist private wealth solicitors help families to put proper arrangements in place making sure your loved ones are provided for and your wishes carried out.
Making a will and planning for the future needn’t be daunting. We’ll help you every step of the way, so that you can rest easy knowing that your affairs are in order and your family’s future protected.
If you’ve been putting off making a will, get in touch and we’ll help you get the wheels in motion.
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Talk to us about:
- General will drafting
- Foundation wills
- Next generation wills
- Asset preserver wills
- Dying without a will
- Business protection wills
- Care home fees
- Bereavement services
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Lifetime trust creation
- Inheritance tax planning
- Life insurance and death benefit planning
- Family home protection
- Joint ownership of assets
- Trust and estate administration services
- Probate services
A professionally drafted will sets out what should happen to your assets after you’re gone. There are a number of different types of wills available. Our experts can guide you through the best option for you, ensuring that your assets are protected and your estate managed in the most tax-efficient way.
Remember you should update your will whenever your circumstances change significantly, for example, if you get married, separate from your partner, move house, or if there are substantial changes to your business. Check our step-by-step guide on the process for making your will.
Trusts are designed to help look after your loved ones, protect your assets and minimise tax payments. They provide a way of placing the ownership of assets in the hands of trustees who look after them for your beneficiaries. Check our step-by-step guide on setting up a trust.
Clarity about cost
See our fixed fees for wills, powers of attorney and trusts
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) identifies who you want to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so yourself. LPAs should be made and registered with the Office of the Public Guardian while you still have mental capacity.
There are two types of LPA – health and welfare, and financial affairs. You can make one or both depending on your wishes and requirements.
Probate is the process of dealing with and distributing a person’s estate after they have passed away. Probate isn’t always necessary but is required in most cases where there is a property or significant assets to distribute.
Our probate solicitors can help you through the probate system making sure the terms of the will are followed quickly and sensitively.
Your questions... answered
Why do I need a will?
Having a will is vital for a number of reasons: To make sure dependants ha
What is probate?
Probate is the process of dealing with a person’s estate after they have
What is lasting power of attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that allows someone
Can I give my home to my children as a gift?
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