Most of us feel uncomfortable thinking about our own death or the death of a loved one. However, none of us are immortal so it’s important to think ahead in order to give you and your family peace of mind, and reduce the risk of unrepairable family disputes in the future.
Our friendly and experienced team can clearly support and guide you, on the best approach to planning for later in life, based on your specific situation.
If you are unfortunate and have had a loved one recently pass away, understanding the legal process and responsibilities of an Executor can be stressful and time consuming. Our caring team are here to offer you our legal services, leaving you to focus on what is most important, supporting your family.
Making or updating your Will
When you feel the time is right to make your first Will, or update an existing one due to changes in circumstance, knowing whether to create a simple Will online or go to a Solicitor can be confusing. We are here to help remove that confusion and answer your questions.
Probate & Estate Administration
Has a loved one recently pass away and you are the estate Executor? Understanding the legal process and your responsibilities can be stressful and time consuming. We can guide you through the maze of forms, advise you on the process or handle it all for you.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Should you ever lack mental or physical capacity, such as Dementia, Alzheimer’s or you are bed ridden, an LPA lets you appoint someone you trust to make your care decisions and/or handle your finances. It’s important to know that you can only make an LPA prior to the capacity loss.
Court of Protection
Do you have a loved one who has lost mental capacity to Dementia, Alzheimer’s or another illness or accident? We can help you apply to become a Deputy, which will allow you to make care and financial decisions on their behalf.
Estate Tax Planning
Do you know how much your beneficiaries may have to pay in Inheritance Tax, and that it’s paid at a rate of 40%? What about Capital Gains Tax? We can help you plan and set up your estate to ensure you are able to pass more onto your Beneficiaries.
Trusts & Gifts
Are you wanting to preserve family assets for your nearest and dearest? Do you want to help your family save on Inheritance Tax? Or dictate exactly what your hard-earned money can be spent on? Then setting up a Trust might be right for you.
Care Home Fees & Your Assets
When you or your partner need to move into a Care home, we can help you understand the costs of care and help you set up your Estate so those left behind won’t lose your family home.
Will & Estate Disputes
After a loved one has passed, family disputes occur over how an estate is distributed, especially in blended families or if there was no will. We can help you resolve the dispute so your family can focus on supporting one another.