Platinum Connect Family Wealth
Probate, Trusts & Administration of Estates
What is involved?
- If someone has passed away, you can rely on our renowned team to take care of the essentials. Probate, Trusts and Administration of Estates can be confusing – especially when there is already a lot to deal with. Whether you need help proving an ambiguous Will, enforcing the practicalities of Estate Administration, or winding up a Trust, our in-depth technical knowledge and experience can give you peace of mind.
- We can advise on how to deal with property, business assets, the Inland Revenue or debts. Our combined expertise will help you wind up the estate as efficiently as possible.
- Freeths’ dedicated Probate, Trusts & Administration of Estates team will support you in organising, managing and safeguarding you and your family’s interests.
- We can advise you on Gift Applications and Inheritance Tax Planning, Personal Injury Trusts, Personal Tax, Probate, Trusts and Wills. You can rely on us to be honest, sensitive and to explain everything clearly.
- By bringing together lawyers with legal, accountancy and tax backgrounds, we offer a full spectrum of services to help you organise and plan your finances. From preparing trust deeds to implementing the terms of a will, we can assist you every step of the way.
- We also have a specialist Private Litigation team can also assist with any disputes that might arise relating to Wills, Trusts and Probate.
Why choose Freeths?
- Our friendly, experienced lawyers help to relieve stress by supporting you with complex processes
- A national reputation for offering clear, considered advice to executors, trustees and beneficiaries
- Experts in Dispute Resolution and Finance on hand to advise on family issues or money matters
- We demystify the jargon in this highly complicated area of law, leaving you to get on with life
Call our Family Wealth team now to see how we can help you.
We offer a variety of information guides on Trusts & Estate Administration, including general guides, pricing guides, and notes of what is required. You can access this information here.
Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney
What is involved?
Your Will is perhaps the most important legal document you will make. With careful planning, it can help you to secure a future for those you leave behind. If you do not leave a Will, the law decides who will inherit your property. This may not be what you want, and it is unlikely to provide adequately for your family.
Some Wills require special technical knowledge and we can help you with all of the issues you need to consider.Our specialist team can advise you on guardianship, Statutory Wills, planning for inheritance tax, and forming trusts. We also have experience of planning suitable Wills for second marriages, unmarried couples who own property or run a business together.
If you wish to leave your estate to a charity or a professional, we offer an executor and trustee service too. We also offer a variety of detailed guides regarding Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney, including instructions for signing a Will, guardianship of children, disabled beneficiaries, and things to consider when appointing an LPA.
You can access more Wills & Lasting Powers of Attorney resources here.
Lasting Power of Attorney
- There may come a time when, because you are unable to manage your property and financial affairs or personal welfare, you will need someone to do this for you. You can formally appoint a friend, relative or professional to hold a Lasting Power of Attorney that will allow them to act on your behalf. Our experienced Court of Protection lawyers can give you clear and helpful advice about creating your Lasting Power of Attorney.
What is a Lasting Power of Attorney?
- A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the Donor) appoint someone you trust as an ‘attorney’ to make decisions on your behalf about things such as your property and affairs or personal welfare at a time in the future when you no longer wish to make those decisions or you may lack the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself.
Why choose Freeths?
- We can draft your Will for a fixed fee, so you immediately know how much it is going to cost
- If you wish, we can register your Will with Certainty (an online register of wills in the UK) for free
- For your security and peace of mind, your Will is kept by us in safe storage, free of charge
- You can meet with us in your home, nursing home or in hospital if this is easier for you
Our team are experts in tax planning and managing personal wealth for the benefit of future generations. Often, we will advise you to incorporate trusts into your will, in order to protect the very young or otherwise vulnerable members of your family. Trusts can also help to preserve your property, possessions and business. The right Will can be a strategic building block in the overall management of your family wealth.
Your professionally drafted Will can provide reassurance and peace of mind for you and help reduce any risks and pitfalls that may arise in the future. We will write it in plain English to avoid any misunderstandings.
Call our experienced Family Wealth team to find out how we can help you.
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Talk to us
Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?
Contact: 03301 001 014