Wills & Probate

A Will ensures that, after death, your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes. A Will does not have to be overly complicated or confusing although it is important that you take expert advice to avoid unexpected issues and to ensure that you leave your affairs as organised as possible. A well drafted Will can provide benefits such as tax savings but, without one, there can be a lot of unnecessary heartache as there are strict laws dictating what will happen to your estate if you die intestate - your partner could be forced to sell your home or it could pass into the hands of distant relatives instead of the people who are important to you.

Our Service

Whether you’re making a new Will or making amendments to your existing Will, our expertise and experience means that you will receive a fast and efficient service and we will make sure that you fully understand the implications of your decisions, such as:

  • Who will look after your children?
  • Who will deal with the administration of your estate?
  • Who will inherit your savings?
  • Who will receive personal possessions such as jewellery and family heirlooms?
  • How your estate is divided?
  • How will your funeral be paid for?
  • What are the tax implications?

If you are considering making or amending a will, call Nick on 01924 489197 or email nick@haighssolicitors.co.uk
 

PROBATE

Probate is the process by which a person’s estate is collected in and distributed following their death. A Grant of Probate authorises the executors to deal with the affairs of someone who has died and it is therefore vital to ensure that a Grant of Probate is obtained correctly and as quickly as possible.
Our Service
At Haighs Solicitors, our team will provide a smooth and efficient service to reduce stress and heartache at what can often be a difficult time. We can carry out the full administration of an estate including:

  • Identifying all the assets and liabilities of the deceased;
  • Applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration;
  • Contacting the relevant banks, building societies, insurance companies, government department and creditors;
  • Dealing with Inheritance tax and other tax matters;
  • Valuations of properties, personal possessions and shares;
  • Assisting with the sale of any assets;
  • Dealing with unpaid debts; and
  • Distributing the assets

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