This service involves dealing with your affairs after death – the estate being your property and assets.
Our probate specialists handle the winding up of your estate with sensitivity and understanding, and help your family and friends through what can be a very confusing and upsetting time.
We may be able to minimise the tax liabilities on the estate of the deceased and those of the beneficiaries by careful tax planning. This may involve Deeds of Variation or Family Arrangement.
On occasions there may be disputes between beneficiaries, executors or those who want to make a claim against an estate – we can advise in these circumstances.
Following a recent Government announcement many bereaved families will pay more in probate fees starting in April 2019.
Be careful if you are thinking of going down the Probate DIY route. It is a complicated topic that can be time consuming and confusing and not without risk.
Lasting Powers of Attorney is not an American mini-series, but it is a very useful legal document that people really ought to consider having in place alongside their Will.
The importance of updating a Will has been highlighted in a recent case where a businessman’s estate was challenged by his infant children.