Wills & Probate

Wills and Probate


Wills and Probate :

Wills

Do I need a grant of probate?

A grant of probate proves the executors
of a will have the legal right to deal with
an estate. Find out if you need one by
answering the 4 questions below.

Is there a will?

Call us on 01483 887766 for an initial no fee,
no obligation dicussion on the rules of intestacy.

Are there any of the
following assets?

Property

Life Policy

NS&I products

Pensions

Banks/Building
Societies (including
current/savings
accounts and ISA's)

Investments

Are any of the assets
held in the sole name
of the deceased?

How are the assets held?

You may need a grant

Contact us today on 01483 887766
for a no fee and no obligation 30-minute
consultation.

You may not need a grant

We recommend that you contact our Trusts and
Estates team on 01483 887766
to clarify whether you need a grant

if you have any concerns of the will
being challenged then contact our Dispute
Resolution team on 01483 887703.

Did you know?

65% of people
in the UK want
to pass on
savings and/or
invesments in
their will

63% of
people in the
UK want to
pass on
property in
their will

190,000
applications
for grants
of probate
were made
in 2014

Only 48% of people
choose to make a will

Wills and Probate :

Wills

We understand that for many people making a will can be an emotional step to take. We know from experience that there is more to making a will than simply putting your instructions into a legal document, there are often family matters to discuss and decisions to be made such as who will be the guardians for your children.

If you already have a will, it is important to keep it up to date if your situation changes so that you can be sure your wishes and instructions are both clear and current.

We recommend that wills make provision for the possibility of you losing mental capacity. You can put in place a lasting power of attorney which appoints someone to make decisions about your health and welfare should you lose capacity. Alternatively, if there is no-one who you feel you can appoint to make such delicate decisions, it is possible to make a “living will”.

If you are looking to make a will for someone who cannot look after their own financial affairs due to mental incapacity, we can apply to the Court of Protection for a statutory will to be made on behalf of the incapacitated client.

To discuss making a will with a specialist wills and probate solicitor, contact us today.

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