The wills and estate planning solicitors at Breakthrough Family Law offer a comprehensive service for clients on all matters relating to estate planning and probate. Whether you are looking to write or update a will, to gift property to relatives, or for assistance in administering an estate, our team will provide you with expert legal advice in a friendly and compassionate manner.
Why should I make a will?
There are many reasons why making a will is important. Doing so allows you to make sure your partner or spouse and your children inherit money and property in the way you wish. It also enables you to make sure someone you trust is in charge of distributing your estate, as well as to ensure sensible plans are put in place to deal with any inheritance tax that might need to be paid.
Why should I get a solicitor to help me make a will?
Solicitors who specialise in wills and estate planning have extensive knowledge about the relevant areas of law, such as tax, property and trust law, to help you make decisions about how you would like to arrange your affairs. Getting the right legal advice when preparing your will also limits the likelihood of something going wrong when the time comes to distribute your estate.
What is probate?
Probate describes the process of administering an estate. This involves collecting any monies that are owed to the deceased’s estate, paying any outstanding debts they have and distributing the estate in line with their intentions as set out in their will. Probate is also an official document issued by the court confirming that a person’s will is valid.
How can a probate solicitor help?
Handling the administrative duties that follow the death of a loved one can be a daunting task, as well as an upsetting one. The probate lawyers at Breakthrough Family Law can help by providing clear and quick advice if you have been asked to administer an estate, or can handle this process on your behalf.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)?
This is a legal document which enables you to put a person you trust, such as a family member, friend or solicitor, in charge of making important decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so as a result of illness or injury. This person will then have permission to make decisions about your health, welfare and finances in line with your stated wishes. An estate planning solicitor can discuss this with you and help you create an LPA if you decide you would like to.
Contact our Wills and Estate Planning Lawyers Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Harrow and Chorleywood
Breakthrough Family Law’s experienced wills and estate planning solicitors serve clients in Beaconsfield, Berkhamsted, Chesham, Harrow and Chorleywood. Our lawyers can provide expert legal guidance in the drafting of your will or administering of estates. Contact us today on 01494 776 696 or using our online form to arrange an appointment with one of our team.