Everyone should make a Will. The consequences for your loved ones left behind if you don’t can be very serious indeed. Laws applying to your estate if you die intestate (without having made a Will) mean that your possessions will pass in accordance to Parliament’s wishes and not necessarily your own.
We can advise on long term planning and inheritance tax matters both during life and after death and can help you to keep your Will updated so that your wishes are always to the fore. We can also advise on the appointment of executors and trustees.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that a standard Will form obtained from a local stationer is adequate. Lives are complicated and legal advice is needed to ensure that all possible outcomes are considered. The tiniest of omissions or mistakes on a Will can make it invalid; something that is often only discovered when it is too late.
The service that we provide after death is based on an efficient and speedy administration of the estate of the deceased, ascertaining and valuing assets at the time of death, preparation of papers to lead to the Grant of Probate, gathering assets in as neccessary and transferring them to the beneficiaries and paying debts and legacies.
We also deal with any tax queries that may have to be investigated and resolved before the estate can be distributed.