Wills, Probate and
Lasting Power of Attorney

We at Taylor Law are committed to giving you peace of mind that your family and estate are fully protected. Our solicitors are specialists in working with clients, protecting their assets and helping plan and protect themselves and their families for the future.

You can be confident that you will be given the highest level of professional service, care and empathy during what can be a very difficult time for you and your family.

Our solicitors are always happy to have an initial discussion with you free of charge. Please feel free to call us on 0330 0539147.

Our Services include:

Wills

A will is a very important document that everyone should consider having. Very simply, it sets out how you want your estate to be passed on following your death.

On average, 7 out of 10 adults do not have a will, which means that when they die, they do not have control over how their estate will be passed.

However, this can be avoided with a properly prepared will that sets out your wishes clearly for your loved ones, which will mean that your estate can be passed on in the most efficient manner possible.

If you have been putting off making your will, for whatever reason, you can be assured that by instructing us, you will receive a friendly and professional service.

Amendments to a Will

Wills should be reviewed from time to time to make sure that it is still relevant and reflects what is in your estate and your circumstances.

Sometimes, a will need to be changed. This can be for a variety of reasons, such as:

– The arrival of children or grandchildren;
– Marriage, separation or divorce;
– The death of a beneficiary; or
– A general change to finances.

By instructing us, we will ensure that your will reflects these changes.

Disputes with Wills

Unfortunately, disputes in relation to wills can arise. This can be for a number of reasons, but can include:

– Whether the will was properly executed;
– Interpretation of the will;
– If the testator lacked the required mental capacity to make a will;
– Forgery;
– If undue pressure was placed on the testator;
– If the will failed to make reasonable financial provision for someone.

Whether you are a beneficiary, someone for whom reasonable financial provision was not made or an executor, we are able to advise you as to the steps you can take to either challenge a will or defend the will that you have been asked to distribute as a personal representative.

Estate Administration

When a person dies, their estate needs to be administered. This means that their personal representatives must identify the assets in the estate, pay its liabilities (including, potentially, inheritance tax) and then distribute the assets in accordance with the will (if there is one) or in accordance with the procedure that the law sets out (if there was no will.)  This can be a very time consuming and stressful process.

Our lawyers will help and support all family members navigate their way through this process

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that is created by a person (a ‘donor’) which gives a person (an ‘attorney’) the ability to look after their health and welfare and/or property and finances, in the event that they become unable to do so themselves due to losing their mental capacity.

If you are seeking advice on drafting an LPA, our solicitors are glad to assist.

 

Absolutely fantastic service. Took such a weight off my shoulders. Resolved everything with minimum fuss and explained everything. Carol Bradford is so lovely she put my mind at ease right away. Thank you so much.

Sue Walker

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