Wills, Trust & Probate
Here at Batchelors, we have helped hundreds of families make sure that their family wealth is preserved to the maximum extent possible and that their assets are passed on as they wished them to be.
If you do not make a will, your estate may not go to those you think it should. If you have assets over £325,000 (2014/2015 rates) - homeowners take note - your estate will pay Inheritance Tax, which is often avoidable by taking straightforward legal advice. It is not pennies either - an estate worth £600,000 will pay £110,000 in Inheritance Tax.
Worse still, if you become infirm and need to be looked after by the State, your estate can be virtually wiped out unless you make appropriate financial arrangements in advance.
It may not be pleasant to think about, but ignoring the problems will not make them go away, it will just make them worse and generally the earlier the issues are dealt with, the better.
Do not put it off. Making a will is not expensive. And, while setting up a power of attorney may be more expensive now due to recent changes to the process, it is a lot cheaper and less stressful to take care of your arrangements now, than the sometimes unavoidable alternative route through the court of protection.
Call our experts now. You will be glad you did.
The Batchelors Wills, Trust and Probate department is one of the largest locally. Our friendly and professional team has an impressive level of skill and experience with Lawyers and Consultants who are members and associate members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and student members of The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists. This ensures that our specialists are always up to date with new developments in the law.
Our dedicated team also provides seminars and talks to raise awareness of legal changes and also supports many elderly clients in the community.
In summary we advise on the following:
Finally if it all goes wrong we can assist with disputed wills and inheritance claims.