Making a Will is a good idea, particularly if you don’t want your family to argue over your possessions after you’re gone. We know that writing one is not something many people want to think about, but the importance of having a properly prepared Will should not be underestimated. Our team can offer you expert advice on all aspects relating to Wills and probate. We are here to give you peace of mind for the future.
A Will is important because it sets out who manages the things you’ve left behind (Executors) and also names the people you’ve chosen to receive your assets, whether that’s a cash gift, personal effects, property or your collectables. If you die without making a Will, you have no influence as to who receives any of your assets after your death and the laws of intestacy apply, which means that the courts can ultimately dictate who gets what. This is not an ideal situation as you run the risk of your assets going to people you may have initially wished to disinherit.
Probate: what does it mean?
Probate is the official legal term that describes the action of a Will being verified and then carried out according to the wishes of the recently deceased. Following the death of a loved one, we understand that it can be difficult to think about certain aspects of the Will, especially because you may be more preoccupied with planning the funeral at this stage.
Foys Solicitors can make your life easier by providing probate services that are sensitive and efficient. We can help you deal with your loved one’s estate and even obtain a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration. We can ensure that you are able to access the assets that have been left to you and that you know your rights when it comes to paying inheritance tax.
You can rest assured that all our lawyers are experienced, approachable and fully qualified. This expertise means that we have the capability to deal with your specific case, as we offer a bespoke service every time.
If there’s a Will, there’s always a way
We offer competitive fixed fees for standard Wills and our probate services. If you would like our assistance in dealing with an estate, or if you would like a more complex bespoke Will, then our standards hourly rates will apply. You can talk to us during a free initial consultation to find out how our Wills and probate services can benefit you.
If you are unable to attend our office for any reason, we are happy to visit you at home or elsewhere when necessary.
The areas our Wills and probate team can assist you with include:
- Preparing a Will
- Obtaining Grant of Probate/ Letters of Administration
- Distributing a deceased’s estate
- Advising and preparing Trust Deeds
To find out more about how we can help with your Wills and probate needs, call your local Foys Solicitors office today.