Wills and Estates
We recommend that everyone should consider making a will. There are many reasons why this is of crucial importance. A will can allow you to;
- Be sure who will benefit from your estate;
- Ensure that people whom you trust will administer your affairs
- Appoint guardians for your children
- Arrange your affairs in a tax efficient way
Without a will the law will decide who will administer your affairs and to whom you estate should pass. This often has unexpected or undesirable outcomes.
We can also help administer estates by acting for executors or being appointed as executors ourselves. This involves gathering in the assets of the deceased, dealing with taxation issues and distributing in accordance with the will or the law. This can be particularly difficult without professional help especially soon after the loss of a loved one. We have many years of experience in dealing with all sizes of estates and aim to provide a sympathetic but efficient service.
We can also help where there are disputes over wills and trusts or in relation to claims by dependants who believe that they have not received proper provision from the deceased.