Probate Solicitors in Hull and East Yorkshire
TM solicitors are one of the few firms that specialise that specialise entirely in :-
Making your will
If you are based locally, and are thinking of updating your will, or making a will we can help. We will talk you through the process of making a will, in simple plain English before drafting your will in accordance with your instructions. Its a simple and straightforward task. So what information will we need to make a will ? the main factors we would need to know and receive are as follows :-
- whether you have an existing will
- whether you are married or have children
- if you have children their full names and addresses
- if your children are under 18 who you would like to appoint as Guardians
- the names of the executors you would wish to appoint
- your current assets and their approximate value
- what you would like your Will to say eg. who would you like your estate to pass to ?
The Importance of making a will
We are fequently asked as to why should I make a will. The main reasons are really :-
- A will sets out your clear instructions and the people you want to inherit. If you dont leave a will then the intestacy rules will determine who inherits your estate which maybe totally contrary to what you want to happen.
- A will provides certinty as to your wishes, and helps to avoid any conflict.
- If you have young children then a will appoints Guardians – this is really important
- A will confirms who you would like to manage your affairs by the appointment of an Executor
Signing Your Will
Once we have drafted the will, we will then send a draft for you to review, thereafter we would arrange for all local clients for the will to be signed and witnessed correctly. It might sound easy to sign the will, but if undertaken incorrectly then the will can be invalid, as the rules provide that it must be signed in the presence of two witnesses who must then sign the will as well. It is always best that anyone who is a beneficiary isnt present so as to avoid any conflict arising in the future.
If you are an executor or administrator and have been told you need probate, we can help. We will take you through the key stages of the probate, likely timescales as well as the likely costs. In all cases we work on a guaranteed fixed fee basis.
Probate is simply the legal term given to the process that is followed after someone has died. Typically you will need probate if the Deceased left assets such as a property or a bank account with funds exceeding £25,000. You can check here for banks current probate limits. You will however definately need probate to :-
- To Sell a property
- If the estate is subject to Inheritance tax
- If you intend to bring a claim on behalf of an estate
- To claim life insurance policies
- To release funds held by a bnak that are above their threshold
If probate is definately needed, then we will undertake the entire process from the assessment of assets and liabilities, the application for probate, the completion of all inheritance tax returns, the Issue of the grant of probate through to the distribution of the estate.
Contesting a Will
If you have discovered that you have been left out of a will, we can help. Finding out that you have been disinherited or cut out of a a will can be distressing time, but we can talk you through the process of how to contest a will, what important time limits to be aware and the likely timescales and costs. In most cases we can act on a no win no fee basis
Making a Power of Attorney
Essentially, there are two types of Powers of Attorney, Health and Welfare and Financial. The process to make a power of attorney, involves the Donor appointing persons to act on his or her behalf should they ever loss the capacity ( known as Attorneys ) we can complete the entirety of the process making sure everything is completed correctly before registering the LPA.
Home Visits or our Office
We are always happy to visit clients in their own home if this would be easier, whilst our offices are easily accessible in Brough at the Brough Business Centre. We also have offices facilities across the UK when we can arrange to meet clients at :-
Make A Free Enquiry
Make a free, no obligation enquiry now. Call us on 01482 429985 or click here to make a free online enquiry.
Your wills and probate solicitors in Hull and East Yorkshire