Wills, probate and estates

Wills, probate and estates

If you’ve not yet made a Will then you’re not alone. In Britain, around two thirds of people don’t have a valid Will in place and around one third of us will die without a Will – known as dying ‘intestate’.

There are many reasons why you should act now and put your personal affairs in order.

By leaving a Will you will make sure that your family and friends aren’t left to deal with unnecessary problems.

Additionally, if you die without making a Will, your property, investments, savings and personal effects will pass to your relatives in a strict order of priority that is decided by the rules of intestacy (as specified in the Administration of Estates Act 1925), meaning you are not able to control who inherits your assets.

If you are not married, live with your partner and neither of you have a will, you will both be unprotected financially and might even be left homeless. Equally if one partner has a Will, the other could be left unprotected.

Our expert team can help with:

  • Writing and updating Wills
  • Minimising liability for Inheritance Tax
  • Handling probate matters
  • Administration of the estate after death
  • Challenging Wills
  • Claiming against an estate
  • Creating and administering trusts

If you would like help with writing a Will or need advice and support on dealing with probate and estate administration, get in touch with our expert team now for a free, initial conversation.