Wills, Probate and Trusts

  • Life changes and none of us can be sure what the future holds.

    Family assets, no matter how modest, need to be protected to provide security in retirement and eventually be passed onto your chosen heirs without delay.

    Our specialists will guide you through the considerations in all areas of Wills, Probate and Trusts and Asset Protection.

    In addition to assuring your financial affairs are in good order, proper planning can reduce the likelihood of family disagreements and ensure taxation in your lifetime and on your estate is minimised.

    Wills

    A will is usually simple and inexpensive to draft and we encourage all our clients to have one prepared. It saves time, money and distress for your next of kin to have clear instructions regarding your wishes. On receipt of your instructions we can prepare your tailor-made Will quickly and effectively.

    Unlike Will Writing organisations, we only have qualified solicitors preparing our client’s Wills. In addition, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and ae fully insured.

    So whether you would like to create a will or explore the issues a little deeper, call us today on 01784 464491 to have a chat with one of our specialist solicitors.

    We also have a contentious probate department if you want to challenge a will or otherwise bring a claim against an estate. For more information regarding Civil Litigation, click here.

    Probate

    Probate is the process by which the deceased’s executors gain authority to handle the deceased’s assets in accordance with their Wills – where there is no Will we can help the family obtain Letters of Administration.
    We provide you with the expertise and support to meet your duties as executor or administrator. We will guide you through the legal process and help you to overcome any complications.

    On the death of a relative or friend, we can help in fully explaining the terms of the will, the procedures and tax issues involved. We can deal with all the paperwork and tax on your behalf. We have specialists who will deal with the administration of the estate in a sensible, caring and cost-effective way, keeping you regularly informed.

    If you want to do as much of the administration as possible yourself, we can provide a helping hand from time to time, as required.

    Please call us now to discuss your needs.

    Trusts

    Although trusts can seem complex, they are both an effective tool in reducing tax liability during your lifetime and on death and in helping to deal with complicated family circumstances or requirements. Trusts can also be used to protect assets in many and varying circumstances including protecting your entitlement to benefits if you have received compensation from a Personal Injury or Clinical Negligence claim.

    There are various types of trusts available, some are simple and can provide some tax savings whereas more complex trusts could save hundreds of thousands of pounds in tax or be used to protect against financial abuse of vulnerable family members.

    Why not contact us to find out how we can help.

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