Wills & Estate Administration
Although the thought of someone close to us passing away can be something of a morbid thought, there is a lot of preparation that needs to be carried out for when each of us passes away. One of the most important documents we create in relation to our passing is a Will, and is important for a number of different reasons. We all have possessions that we would like to pass to future generations, and preparing a Will is the best way to ensure this happens to your specifications. Not having a Will prepared can bring a plethora of problems, as there is no sure-fire way of determining who should receive what possessions. With no Will in place, it is likely that the law will decide as to how your estate will be distributed.
Lasting Power of Attorney
This is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf. This gives you more control over what happens to you if, for example, you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made (you ‘lack mental capacity’). It must be your decision and you must trust your attorney, as you’re giving them extensive powers to make decisions about you and your life. If there comes a time in the future when you don’t have the mental capacity to make a decision and you haven’t created a valid LPA it may be necessary for the Court of Protection to become involved.
Professional Estate Administration
What is estate administration?
Probate has become the term commonly associated with handling an individual's estate after they've died but it is just one component of administering an estate. Estate administration is so much more. It’s the process of sorting out a deceased person’s legal and tax affairs. Everything from bank accounts, belongings and property to debts, pensions and Inheritance Tax.
The simple process to ensure
your loved ones are protected
Get in touch
Speak to one of our team on 0800 180 4002 or enter your details here and we’ll arrange your home visit. We can visit at a time that suits you, day or evening, six days a week.
Comfort of your own home
At your appointment, we’ll listen to your wishes and discuss your options. We explain everything in plain English, so you don’t have to worry about complex legal jargon. Depending on your circumstances we might discuss further estate planning services such as trusts, lasting powers of attorney, probate and funeral plans.
Will signing service or posted back
Your Will is drafted and sent to you for approval. Upon your approval, we will arrange either a 2nd home visit to finalise Will signing or post them out we’ll also provide clear guidelines on signing and witnessing.