We can give advice on all the following;
- Making a will
- Contested probate
- Grant of probate/letters of administration
- Probate fees
- Intestacy law
- Inheritance tax planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Avoiding claims against your estate
- Court of protection
- Deputyship advice
- Living Wills
- Care home fee worries
Your Will is a valuable and powerful document. Not only does it show those you wish to benefit that you cared for their wellbeing – but it can be a useful tool for reducing potential tax liability – to nil in some cases.
We will give you advice relevant to your personal circumstances, planning ahead – whether by Will, Trust or Powers of Attorney. We are also there to help you deal with affairs in the event of a death providing a sensitive and cost effective service.
If you have children, property, a business or even just belongings that are dear to you, we can help you to ensure your wishes are carried out in your Will. By making a Will you can decide who looks after your estate and what happens to your belongings. If you have children you can indicate who will look after them and how they will be financially provided for.
There are many family set ups today, live in Partners, Civil Partnerships, second families, non related children treated as ‘children of the family’ and we can discuss with you the best way to deal with your estate in your Will in those circumstances. We will strive to protect your loved ones, and avoid or reduce any claims being made against your estate.
Powers of Attorney
There are two Lasting Powers of Attorney. By planning ahead you can retain control over who looks after you and your estate when you are no longer able to do so because of illness, injury, or loss of faculties. You can choose who will take care of your wellbeing, and who is best suited to take care of your finances. Powers of Attorney can give great peace of mind.
You may leave advance directives for your treatment in the case of serious injury or illness.
Inheritance Disputes and Claims
We can provide advice in respect of contested inheritances, disputes over Wills, claims for beneficiaries and children, claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, attempts to substitute a statutory will, and disputes over Powers of Attorney.
Court of Protection
We can help with any concerns or queries dealing with all Court of Protection issues including the appointment of Deputies. We can also help with an appeal to the Court and provide legal advice and sensitive assistance.
Whatever your worry or query, we are here to help you. We offer a friendly but professional service. Please feel free to speak to our Solicitors for a no obligation chat.