Wills and Probate

Our Trusts, Wills and Probate Solicitors can help

Trusts

Trusts can benefit you and your loved ones, and with our help and support you can set up types of trusts that suit your needs without the stress.
A Trust is a way for you to manage your assets and pass on money to your loved ones in a way that is tax efficient for both you and them. Your assets include any land or buildings you own, investments you have made, or your money.
There are a number of reasons you might want to set up a Trust fund; to control and protect shared family assets, to pass on assets after you die, or to financially protect someone who is too young to handle their own affairs.
We can give you the assistance and support you require to establish a Trust that meets your needs. Our team can help you regardless of the complexity of your circumstances.

Will writing

Our Wills team can offer an expert Will wring service tailored to you. We can help you establish what type of Will best suits your situation, and will be there for you throughout this draining process should you have any questions.
A Will is a legally binding document in which you state what you would like to happen to your money, possessions, property and investments when you have passed.
Not only does wring a Will make certain that your wishes are documented, but it also gives your loved ones financial protection.
A Will can also determine what will happen to a young child you have in the event of your death, which could mean appointing legal guardians to care for them.

Probate

Our expert Probate solicitors know that the idea of Probate can seem daunting and confusing to many people, which is why we’re here to help. We’ll be here by your side, supporting you when you need us.
Probate is the legal and financial process of dealing with your assets after you pass away. It is something that may have to be applied for by your next of kin or whoever is given responsibility in your Will before they can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any assets.
There are multiple phases to the Probate process, and it can often get very confusing. With the help of a specialist Probate solicitor your family will be able to avoid making mistakes that could leave you in a difficult situation regarding your loved one’s assets.

Deed of Variation

We understand that sometimes there should be changes made to a person’s Will after they’ve passed away. The document may not best reflect their wishes, or may have left an important person out in error. We can help you make changes to your loved one’s Will and can support you through the process.
Through a ‘Deed of Variation’, it is possible to make changes to your loved one’s Will after they have passed away, as long as any people who were left assets in the Will agree to the changes.
There are a range of requirements that must be met when constructing a Deed of Variation. If these requirements are not met, the changes will not be legal and could end up having a detrimental effect on your family.
Like Probate, a Deed of Variation can become very complex very quickly. To avoid issues arising, seek the help and guidance from a specialist solicitor when thinking about making changes to a Will after the passing.
With our team by your side, applying for a Deed of Variation will be as stress-free as possible. Our Trusts, Wills and Probate team understand that making changes to a Will can be a sensitive subject for some, which is why we approach every situation carefully, taking me to get to know each client’s personal circumstances.

Intestacy

We understand that you may feel unsure about what would happen if your loved one dies without a Will and how it could affect you and your family. We are here to help you deal with intestacies and guide you towards what happens next.

If your loved one passes without leaving a Will, their estate must be shared out according to the rules of intestacy. Under the rules, only married or civil partners and some other very close relatives are allowed to inherit any part of a person’s estate. The rules of intestacy will also apply if your loved ones leaves a Will that is not legally valid.
We know that it may seem very complicated, but you don’t have to worry. If your loved one has died without a legally valid Will, our Wills solicitors can help you understand your next steps and support you in taking them.

Inheritance Tax

Inheritance Tax can be a confusing topic for many. If you’re struggling, let us help you. Our Probate and Inheritance Tax solicitors have years of experience dealing with Inheritance Tax, and are ready to help you.
Inheritance Tax is the tax that is applied to property, money and possessions after the death of the owner. There are instances in which there is no Inheritance Tax to pay, but this depends on your loved one’s circumstances before they die. The amount of Inheritance Tax you have to pay will depend on how much your loved one’s estate was worth at the moment of their death.
Dealing with Inheritance Tax can seem overwhelming, however with our team by your side you can rest assured that we will take good care of the situation.