Making a Will
Nothing in life is certain and many of us put off making apparently difficult decisions until tomorrow. But by making a Will today, you can set out clearly who should get what from your Estate to help ensure that your property and assets are passed on in the way you would like.
Depending on your own unique circumstances and using tact and sensitivity, our experienced Solicitors will help you prepare a Will that accurately reflects your wishes and above all, gives you peace of mind and certainty for you and your loved ones.
We are an accredited member of the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS). This shows that we follow best practice procedures to meet the highest standards of technical expertise and client service in providing tailored Wills and Probate advice to clients.
We will prepare your Will, usually on a fixed fee basis, with prices starting at £150.00 + VAT for a simple Will. Please call into our offices or Contact Us through our website for more information.
Trusts can provide a means for you to ring fence assets against potential fees should you or your partner go into long-term care. We can act as Trustees on your behalf or draft Trust documentation to place the Trusteeship with someone nominated by you.
Inheritance Tax Planning
The current threshold for Inheritance Tax is £325,000.00 this tax year. If you have assets in excess of this, you may wish to think about some important Inheritance Tax reliefs that enable you to make gifts to others and not have to pay tax on them when you die.
When someone dies and they leave a Will, it is the role of the Executors to administer their Estate. When you are involved in winding up the affairs of anyone, especially someone close to you, it can be daunting, difficult and distressing. We can shoulder that responsibility for you and, by guiding you through the process, ensure that the correct procedures are carried out and help to avoid or solve any problems.
We offer a range of bespoke services to help you face these challenges from our “grant only” option to full administration of the Estate.
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If someone dies without a Will, they are said to have died Intestate. The Estate will be shared out amongst their next of kin according to a strict order of priority called the Rules of Intestacy. This means that someone they might wish to benefit, such as an unmarried partner or civil partner, may not. If there are no living relatives, the Estate will automatically pass to the Crown. Should you find yourself dealing with the Administration of an Intestate Estate we can offer the same support and expertise to take you through the process.
If you are a beneficiary and have concerns about how the Estate is being administered or the validity of a Will, we are also on hand to advise and help you protect your interests.
If you are an Executor or Administrator and think there may be a dispute, we can advise and assist with the dispute.
Please Contact Us through our website or call into our offices for more information on any of the above and our experienced and friendly staff will be pleased to assist you.