Wills & Probate



We can provide an efficient friendly service in the drafting of your Will. There are many complicated matters involved in the drafting of your Will. Many people are unaware of the importance of making a Will, for example if a couple are unmarried and have children and have not provided for guardians and transfer of assets to each other then this could have huge repercussions in the absence of them having made their Wills.

Your wife may not automatically inherit the whole of your estate, or your home may have to be sold and the proceeds used for care home fees. There could be an inheritance charge of 40%.

Do you have any special gifts you wish to make to family or friends and want to ensure these reach them.

We provide a friendly interview with one of the Partners who will give full advice and arrange for the drafting of your Will to your satisfaction.

Prices for our Wills start at £150 per person, or £250 for joint Wills, please contact us for more pricing information.

In Probate and Intestacy matters we can advise in the case of a bereavement. We provide a very understanding and sensitive approach and we can assist with the complete probate or intestacy case. Alternatively, if required by the Executor or personal representative, we can just advise and assist in the preparation of the appropriate oath that is required to obtain the grant of probate or letters of administration, leaving if required, the other paperwork to the Executors or personal representatives to keep costs to a minimum.

Losing a loved one is devastating, but it can become even more stressful if another party contests the Will. We can advise you on the problems involved with care and understanding.

We can also advise on Powers of Attorney. A Power of Attorney allows you to choose a family member or friend you trust to make decisions on your behalf.

There are two types of Power of Attorney and the decision to make one, must of course be decided while you have the mental capacity.

A Property and Financial affairs Lasting Power of Attorney covers the important decisions about your property and finances. This is why you need to choose a family member or friend that you completely trust and can rely on.

The second Power of Attorney covers vital decisions about your health and personal welfare. Again you must choose the  relevant Attorney wisely.

All these matters require understanding, care and sensitivity and we aim to provide all our services with empathy.

 

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The Law Society represents solicitors in England and Wales. The Solicitors Regulation Authority deals with all regulatory and disciplinary matters and acts solely in the public interest.

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