Will and Probate

Inheritance Tax Planning

As a long-established firm of wills and probate solicitors
we have been producing Wills for clients nationwide for in excess of 20 years.

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Writing your Will and planning into the future to contemplate what will happen to your estate in the event that you pass away may seem like a daunting prospect, but it is the sensible and practical thing to do to ensure those you care about are protected and that your assets are distributed as you would have wished.


Inheritance Tax planning is also an important consideration for many if the total value of your estate is over the £325,000 threshold. As an experienced team of wills and probate solicitors we will ensure that your Will provides for this important tax implication.


It is estimated that about 60% of people in the UK do not have a Will. Many people have misconceptions regarding what will happen if they die without a Will. Couples often incorrectly believe that everything they have will automatically and without delay pass to their Partner.

If no Lasting Power of Attorney is in place what will happen to the assets?

It may be hard to imagine a time when you may not want to make decisions or may be unable to make decisions about your health, finances or property. However, if your health deteriorates over time or very suddenly due to an unforeseen accident a Lasting or ‘Enduring’ Power of Attorney is a vital and powerful legal document to have in place.



Probate Solicitors

When someone passes away you may be the appointed Executor of a Will (i.e. the person responsible for distributing the estate in terms of property and possessions to those specified in the Will). Resolving Probate issues can be a long and complex process which you are unlikely to be familiar with.


No Will - Intestacy

If you are the close relative of someone who has died without making a Will (intestate), you will need specialist advice to help you through the complex rules and laws governing how a person’s estate can be dealt with. Close relatives are entitled to apply to ‘obtain probate’ but this must be done through the probate registry using a grant of administration letters.


Types of Wills

There are several different types of Will, which vary in terms of their complexity and levels of solicitor involvement required. The type of Will you choose needs to reflect your own individual circumstances. Stephensons offer a full range of Wills and differing methods to create your legally binding documentation.


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