A will is a very important legal document which sets out your instructions for what you want to happen to your assets when you die. The requirements for a valid will are strict therefore it is important to have professional legal advice. Making your will also provides you with an opportunity to take account of the inheritance tax implications of your estate and we can advise you in this regard. We also provide safe storage for original wills.
Probate is the process of dealing with the estate of a person who has died leaving assets that need to be administered. You may have been appointed as the executor of a will, or you may be entitled (as next of kin) to act as the administrator of a person who has died without leaving a will. In either case, it is important to obtain professional legal advice as the duties imposed on executors /administrators are quite extensive. We provide a full range of probate services and advice in this context.
Probate Actions can sometimes arise over the testamentary capacity of the Testator. In other words, had the person making the Will sufficient mental capacity to make the Will. Issues can also arise over the interpreting of the Will if there is vagueness and ambiguity and it is sometimes unclear what the Testator intended.