What are wills and probates, and what is estate planning?
A will is a record of how you want your assets to be divided after you pass away, and being granted probate means you can deal with a deceased person’s holdings.
Estate planning involves an individual arranging what will happen with their assets before they die, especially with a view to reducing things like inheritance tax. We can help you find peace of mind with all three and more.
- Probate and estate administration – If a loved one didn’t leave a will or name an executor, you might want to get a probate to become the administrator of their estate. Understand how with the help of our wills and probate solicitors.
- Disputed probate – Want to contest someone excluding you from their will, or believe they might not have been in a fit mental state when they wrote it? Use our straightforward legal advice.
- Estate and inheritance tax planning – We’ll guide you on fair, legitimate methods to mitigate inheritance or capital gains tax if you want to give money to your family during or after your lifetime.
- Living wills – We can help you draw up a living will, or ‘advance decision’. This allows you to refuse particular treatment if you become ill and can’t make the decision yourself.
- Making a will – Even though writing a proper will is critically important, we apply our ethos of simplicity and clarity so you leave exactly what you want to who you want.
- Power of attorney – Should you lose your ability to make decisions, your money and assets could be taken care of if you’ve set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). We can help.
- Trusts – Trying to lessen the tax hit on the inheritance you leave by using a trust could mean you pay extra tax if done incorrectly. We’ll talk you through it all.
We’re able to give you a free initial consultation regarding any legal matter above. Requesting a call back will ensure that one of our legal specialists gets in touch at a time to suit you in order to talk through your situation with no obligation to you.
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