Whilst it is understandably uncomfortable to think about and discuss, it is important to ensure that your finances, property and personal assets will be looked after and distributed in accordance with your wishes. It is also imperative to consider what would happen to you, your home and personal affairs if you became incapable of handling one or more of these things yourself. We offer a compassionate approach to dealing with these often sensitive areas whilst providing you with fundamental and clear-cut advice.
The laws of intestacy sometimes do not favour the people that you would want to inherit or benefit from your assets when you pass away. For this reason, it is important to ensure that you make a will. Wills are legal documents and it is therefore essential to ensure that you receive the correct advice and that the will is correctly drafted and executed. Recent case law highlights the risk of making a will that is not executed in the correct way.
Our Wills costs are typically from £150.00 plus VAT per Will.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
If you are worried about what would happen to you, your welfare and your home and affairs if you became unable to make decisions on these matters, you should consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney gives someone else - usually a family member or someone close to you - the legal right to manage your affairs. There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:
Lasting Powers of Attorney (Property and Affairs); and
Lasting Powers of Attorney (Personal Welfare).
A Lasting Power of Attorney (Property and Affairs) will give the Attorney the legal right to deal with your property and affairs either as soon as the LPA is registered, or when you lose the mental capacity to deal with your property affairs yourself.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (Personal Welfare) allows you to specify or indicate the level and type of care you want and do not want should you lose the mental capacity to make or communicate these decisions in the future.
We can draft both types of LPA for you and can advise on the legal effects of making an LPA.
Our Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Fees are typically £300.00 + £60.00 VAT per LPA plus a Registration Fee of £82.00 per LPA.
When a family member or friend dies, it can be overwhelming to think about sorting out their estate at what is an emotional and distressing time. We can assist executors and administrators with handling the administration of the estate and can make the process as stress-free as possible.
For our probate fees, hourly rates apply - standard probate charges are generally between £1,000.00 and £10,000.00 exclusive of VAT.
To discuss any of these needs, please contact our Head of Private Client, Shelley Jones on 029 2267 1301 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.