Probate, Trusts, Wills & Tax Planning

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Probate, Trusts, Wills & Tax Planning

Probate, Trusts, Wills & Tax Planning

Probate is the general term used to describe the area of law that deals with winding up the affairs of someone who has died. It includes paying any debts or tax due, selling houses, etc, and then distributing that person’s estate in accordance with the terms of their Will, if one exists, or determining the beneficiaries under the intestacy rules if a Will does not exist.

Writing a Will is a very important area of work that should be undertaken by an experienced practitioner. To prepare a will correctly involves not just knowledge of the law relating to Wills, but also an in-depth knowledge of related areas of law such as property and company law, tax and trusts. Having a Will in place ensures that your property passes to those who you want to benefit – if you do not leave a Will, then the law states that your property will pass to certain blood relatives in a specified order – however wealthy or otherwise they may be and whether you like them or not!

Everyone should make a Will to ensure their wishes are adhered to as the statutory provisions can lead to unexpected and totally unwanted consequences on the death of a partner, relative or loved one.  A competently prepared Will will also ensure that a legal dispute does not arise after death, incurring legal costs which usually have to be paid out of the assets in the estate. Trusts arise when a person looks after money or assets for another person – they are frequently used in Wills, and can also be used in a variety of other situations such as Trusts for disabled people, or children.

Our Probate, Wills and Trusts team can assist with the creation and administration of trusts. We have Solicitors who are members of the Society for Trust and Estate Practitioners and who specialise in this area.

Contact a member of our Probate, Wills and Trusts team to find out how we can help. We have highly experienced practitioners in all three of our offices.

Wills • Probate & the Administration of Estates • Trust Matters • Deputyship & Court of Protection Matters • Powers of Attorney

Wills • Probate & the Administration of Estates • Powers of Attorney • Residential & Commercial Conveyancing  • Notary Services

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Wills • Probate & the Administration of Estates • Trust Matters • Deputyship & Court of Protection Matters • Powers of Attorney

Wills • Probate & the Administration of Estates • Trust Matters • Deputyship & Court of Protection Matters • Powers of Attorney

Residential Conveyancing • Wills • Powers of Attorney • Probate & the administration of Estates

Wills • Probate & the Administration of Estates • Tax Planning • Trusts •  Court of Protection Matters • Powers of Attorney (including Powers of Attorney for business owners)