Wills & Probate
Making a Will can give you peace of mind as you will know exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death.
If you die without making a Will (called ‘dying intestate’) it can be complicated working out who gets what and the outcome may not reflect your wishes.
Have you ever thought?
- What happens if you die without making a Will?
- What happens if you marry after making a Will?
- What happens if your beneficiaries die before you?
- What happens if one of your children later divorces?
- What will your beneficiaries receive? A particular item, a set sum, all equally or a percentage of your estate?
At AH Solicitors Ltd we can advise you on all aspects of your Will, including tax planning. Please contact us if you need any advice on making a new Will or concerning changes to any existing Will.
When a person dies leaving a Will, another person is appointed as an executor to fulfil the wishes of the deceased and manage their estate after their death. The executor in this instance needs to obtain a Grant of Probate. However, in some instances, a person will die without making a Will (“intestate”) in which case Letters of Administration are required to administer the Estate.
At AH Solicitors, we are able to assist all aspects of Probate matters to include:-
- Obtaining Grants of Probate (if there is a Will)
- Obtaining Grants of Letters of Administration (if there is no Will)
- Dealing with the administration of an estate and distribution to beneficiaries
- Preparation of Estate Accounts for Personal Representatives
- Preparation of and advice on Inheritance Tax returns
Court of Protection
Application to become Court-appointed Deputy
When your loved one lacks physical and mental capacity to make decisions for their Personal Welfare, Property and Financial affairs, you can apply to become their court appointed Deputy. This will authorise you to make decisions on their behalf.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Have you ever thought about what will happen in an event of you or a loved one losing full mental capacity due to an illness or an accident? Whilst one does not wish to be placed in a situation where they may face this unwanted but reality, it might be worth planning for such an eventuality thorough a Lasting Power of Attorney.
A Lasting Power of Attorney enables a family member or a person you trust to make important decisions about you in case of one not being able to make decisions about their health and welfare as a result of loss of mental capacity.
Please contact us today if you wish to discuss a Lasting Power of Attorney or related issues.