"if you have children of your own, you should have a will in place to avoid unintended financial problems and emotional distress"
Writing a will ensures that your wishes regarding your money, your possessions and your property are carried out after you die and that your family and loved ones are carefully considered in the way you want. We offer a wide range of will writing services, ranging from bespoke wills or mirror wills. If you need a will, contact one of our specialist wills and probate solicitors. Our wills start at only £99+VAT.
Administration of an Estate
" A grant of probate is a legal document, which gives the executor the authority to administer the estate"
The administrator or executor is responsible for collecting assets, paying any debts from estate funds, paying any legacies and distributing the residue of the estate as per the will or rules of intestacy, if there is no will or the will is not valid. As an executor or administrator, you can engage a professional to assist you with the administration of an estate. Whilst you are not entitled to reimbursement for your time, the professional fees of an expert solicitor are payable directly from the estate. If you are dealing with an estate and require assistance, contact us to arrange a free consultation. We may be able to take care of everything for you including applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration.
Court of Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney
"decision making is important and whether an individual lacks capacity depends on the action that can be taken"
When a family member lacks the mental capacity to make important financial decisions, we can help family members make an application to the court of protection to become a deputy. If mental capacity is not an issue then a lasting power of attorney may be appropriate for individuals wanting to appoint someone to deal with their affairs. Special rules apply to both and it is therefore you seek independent legal advice. Contact one of our specialist solicitors to arrange a free consultation.