Leaving a valid will in place means that after your death, your property and possessions will be distributed in accordance with your wishes.
Dying without a will can give rise to serious problems for those you leave behind. It's important to realise that some family members may not receive any financial provision if you leave no will and the rules of intestacy have to be applied to your estate.
We can help you draft your will and advise you on Inheritance Tax planning, including the creation of all types of trust. If you already have a will, it's a good idea to review it from time to time, especially if your circumstances have changed; we'll help ensure that its terms are still in accord with your wishes and meet your requirements.
We understand how distressing bereavement can be. Dealing with someone's affairs can be complicated and difficult.
We can help you obtain Grant of Probate when someone has died leaving a will, and with the Grant of Letters of Administration where no will was left. We can assist in the administration of the estate and any legal issues that may arise.
If you and other beneficiaries of an estate want to change a person's will after their death, as long as any beneficiaries left worse off by the changes agree, this can be done within two years of the death. This also applies in the case of Intestacies.
We are an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly, a national organisation of lawyers and solicitors that is committed to providing and promoting high-quality legal services for older people, their families and carers.
We know that making plans for your care in later life can be a sensitive and emotional process. Many of our clients are concerned to put suitable arrangements in place to protect their interests, or may have elderly parents or relatives whom they wish to protect.
Preparing a Power of Attorney or Advance Decisions document before the need arises means that you can state your wishes and appoint someone to look after your affairs in the event that you are unable to do so, avoiding future difficulties and the need for court intervention by your family.
We are committed to helping you through life's difficult events and will give you all the support and guidance you need. Working with us will give you the reassurance of knowing that all the legal formalities are taken care of properly, and that plans for the future are in place.