Probate, Wills and Trusts
Our specialist department strives to provide an exceptional personal service. Whilst we are able to assist with inheritance disputes, we also provide the following:
Lasting Powers of Attorney – we can assist you in appointing someone (usually referred to as an Attorney) to act on your behalf to make decisions about your health, wellbeing and money. This is needed when you are no longer in a position to make decisions for yourself.
You can choose more than one attorney and they can assist with the following:
- Make decisions relating to your finances, which includes matters concerning your savings and assets
- Pay bills
- Manage your bank accounts, investments and any other income you may receive
- Decide about your future welfare, which includes healthcare matters and day to day living
Probate and Administration of Estates – Administering and estate requires knowledge of the laws of property, succession and trusts, as well as the implication of inheritance and Capital Gains taxes. Our specialist team has that knowledge to assist you.
We have an excellent team that deals with matters including property, succession and trust.
Court of Protection – the Court protects vulnerable people and can make decisions on their behalf in order to protect their property, healthcare and welfare.
Trusts – we can help identify if it is suitable to set up a trust. A trust may be needed for a variety of reasons that include protecting assets for family members that are either minors or unable to manage their affairs or to pass on property whilst you are still alive.
We have considerable experience in setting up a variety of trusts, some of which include the following:
Bare Trusts – often used for Trustees to hold assets for a child until they reach adulthood
Interest in Possession Trusts – allowing a tenant to receive income only whilst capital is preserved for others after the death of the tenant
Discretionary Trusts – the beneficiaries do not have a fixed right to any particular share of the trust fund but the trustees have discretion as to which beneficiary benefits and to what extent
We are capable of dealing with a wide range of Court services, which include:
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Statutory Wills
For further information, please contact our office
Telephone: 01253 766866