Dealing with estate planning can be a difficult task to undertake. We recognise these discussions can be uncomfortable, and offer pragmatic solutions as circumstances change and evolve.
Pricing and Services
At Whatley Weston & Fox we believe that it is important that you understand what we will do for you, what it will cost, the timescales involved and who will be responsible for that work. The following links will explain this in more detail:
- What is involved in a probate or grant of letters of administration?
- What will it cost?
- How long will it take?
- Who will be carrying out the work?
For Wills and Probate contact Philippa Pipe, Clare Burden or Norman Snowball on 01905 731 731.
Wills and Probate Expertise
Administration of estates & Grants of Probate. We frequently handle Grants of Probate and deal with the administration of estates of all sizes. Grants of Probate give authority to the Executors under a Will and enable the collection and distribution of assets to the beneficiaries.
Inheritance Tax Advice. We provide Inheritance Tax advice, which is a necessary aspect when inheriting assets. It is prudent to seek trusted legal advice, especially when the cumulative value of assets are over the Inheritance Tax threshold of £325,000.
Wills. A Will is an important element that underpins all estate planning. Setting out how property is to be distributed is an important legal step, and requires careful consideration of circumstances. We also advise on reducing tax liabilities and preserving assets.
Trusts. We deal with other estate matters including the creation of Trusts. A Trust is required if trustees are to be designated to hold property for a particular purpose.
Lasting Powers of Attorney. Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA's) and Deputyships both play a part in managing the affairs of people who can no longer make decisions for themselves. Where there is no LPA in place we can assist with making a deputyship application to the Court of Protection who will appoint a Deputy to make decisions.