WILLS - Do you have a Will? If not, it is important to think about this. When a Will is drawn up it must comply with strict rules for it to be a valid Will.
If you do not have a Will, statutory rules established by Parliament effectively decide benefit.
A properly drawn up Will can help to reduce or avoid inheritance tax.
Did you know that divorce affects inheritance under a Will?
Your Will should be up-dated on a regular basis to take into account any change in circumstances.
We can offer a fixed fee to prepare your Wills.
A Simple Will - £125 plus VAT (£150). Joint simple Wills - £225 plus VAT (£270).
ESTATE PLANNING - We can advise you on the various options available to you to achieve your wishes and potentially reduce inheritance tax liability
PROBATE - When you lose a loved one, the process of administration of Estates can be daunting. We have a highly experienced team who can help you deal with this as quickly as possible at such a difficult time. Many people are persuaded, against their better judgment, to use national organisations or companies recommended by Banks and Funeral Directors, whose offices are often many miles away. Our clients find it much easier to deal with a local expert on a face-to-face basis and we know that our charges are inevitably less than those of larger organisations.
ADVICE FOR THE ELDERLY – We can assist with bespoke advice for elderly clients – this includes advice with regard to potential care home fees and setting up Powers of Attorney. There are 2 types – Property and Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare decisions.
LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY / APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES – Lasting Powers of Attorney are legal documents which allow the appointment of someone you know and trust to make decisions about your health and welfare or financial affairs, should you lose mental or physical capacity in the future. If you have concerns as to how you will manage with the day-to-date running of your financial affairs, property and health and well-being, then we can advise you of the options available.
Similarly, if you know of someone who no longer has the ability to deal with these matters, then contact us so that we can assist you in putting appropriate arrangements in place. Our dedicated team of highly experienced lawyers are here to make these applications as stress-free as possible. We offer a competitive fixed fee for this type of work, so why not arrange an appointment today to discuss your needs.
We have a Will Planner to assist clients in preparing a Will. This is the link to the Will Planner which can also be found on the Client Care section of our website - Will-Planner