Probate, Wills & Estate Management

Most of us find making our will a difficult thing to do. However, careful planning as to what will happen when we die can save a substantial amount of money and make the lives of our loved ones who survive us a lot easier at this difficult time. No matter how small you think it is if you own any asset at all, you should consider making a will. This allows you to decide on what happens to your property on your death. It can be changed or revised at any time during your lifetime as your circumstances change. Your will must be renewed on marriage as marriage invalidates an existing will unless it is made specifically in contemplation of your marriage.

If you have substantial property, it becomes even more important to make your will as greater taxation issues can arise. Our solicitors can advise you on the planning of your estate in order to minimise the liability for tax.

It is very important if you have children under the age of 18 that you make a will to appoint guardians for those children in the event of your death.

In the event of the death of a loved one, our experts provide a sensitive service in the administration of their estate.

We also provide advice on situations where there is a likely future inability for a family member to continue to look after their own affairs due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia or other incapacity. Our experts will advise on the merits of putting in place an Enduring Power of Attorney.

Our expertise covers areas of Probate Law including Wills and Estate Planning, Administration of Estates both Testate and Intestate and Trusts, Property Settlements, Taxation Advice, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Powers of Attorney.

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