Planning for the future can be daunting so it’s best to use a specialist to help you structure your Will in order to protect and provide for your loved ones and also to consider whether you can take steps to minimise the tax implications in the event of you passing away.
For those who already have a Will in place, it is equally important to review it periodically so it is updated in relation to your personal circumstances or to reflect changes in the law.
At Rollasons, we recognise that important and sometimes difficult decisions need to be made when deciding who to include in your Will, whether you are dividing your estate in equal shares between your family members and whether you wish to exclude someone from your Will. We will talk you through all the implications and ensure you understand and are happy with your decisions in the context of your own, individual situations.
It is also important to consider who will look after your affairs if you lose capacity and whether you should be making a Lasting Power of Attorney. Who to appoint and how they will act for you are crucial and we can offer advice and guidance to help you get this right.
We can also assist with registering old style Enduring Powers of Attorney if someone has now lost capacity and it needs to be used.
If there is no Lasting Power of Attorney or Enduring Power of Attorney in place then a Court of Protection application for a Deputy to be appointed will be required if someone has lost the ability to look after their own affairs and we can help with this. It may also be necessary applications to the made to the Court of Protection for Orders for sale if there are jointly owned properties or other assets which now need to be dealt with.
We are also here for you if you need assistance to obtain a Grant of Probate or to deal with an intestacy situation when someone has passed away without leaving a Will behind.
Our highly regarded Wills, Trusts and Probate team is on hand and here to assist you with professional and expert legal advice.
Our team of experienced lawyers have a breadth of specialisms and can advise on all aspects of Wills, Trusts and Probate law including:
We are professional, knowledgeable and approachable.
Our expert team have extensive experience in helping clients ensure their loved ones and estates are protected against future life changes, and in the event of their death.
We offer competitive fixed rate prices for Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney and can offer home visits for clients who are unable to come into the office or visits to hospitals or nursing homes in the local area should these be required. We are happy to supply no-obligation quotations in respect of our fees on request. We aim to deal with clients in clear plain English, without the need for “legal jargon” that can be off putting.
We will also provide clear estimates of costs for dealing with matters such as Court of Protection registrations or Statutory Will applications.
When someone dies it is a very emotional time. Many of our clients ask us to deal with all aspects of the estate administration process and find this helpful as they do not have to deal with these matters on top of losing a close relation or family member. Alternatively you may wish to ask us to obtain the Grant only and we can assist with this. We can offer as much or as little support as you need, and only charge for time spent and never include any uplift or percentage fees which some lawyers do when dealing with estates.
If you are a business owner or stakeholder, our Wills, Trusts and Probate specialists work closely with our Commercial teams, ensuring a full service across all areas of your legal needs.