Wills & Trusts
Wills, Codicils & Trusts are essential legal tools for estate planning and asset distribution. A Will serves as a written declaration of a person's wishes for their possessions and dependents after their death. Codicils are used to modify or supplement existing Wills. Trusts allow individuals to set aside assets for beneficiaries, managed by trustees in accordance with the creator's instructions. These mechanisms ensure a smooth and secure transfer of assets according to the individual's desires.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a crucial legal document that empowers you to appoint a trusted individual to make important decisions on your behalf when you are unable to do so due to physical or mental incapacity. This powerful tool ensures that your interests and wishes are safeguarded, granting your chosen attorney the authority to handle financial, health, and welfare matters on your behalf, providing you and your loved ones with peace of mind for the future
Deputyships & Court of Protection
A Deputyship is a crucial legal document granted by the Court of Protection, enabling the appointment of a responsible individual to oversee the financial affairs of someone who lacks the capacity to manage them independently. This mechanism serves as a valuable alternative if the person is unable to create a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA), ensuring that the appointed Deputy acts in the best interests of the individual and provides vital financial support and protection under the court's supervision.
Deeds & Declartions (Including Change of Name & GRC)
Deeds, like Change of Name Deeds, enable you to legally adopt a new name and provide proof for organizations like banks, passport offices, and the DVLA. We assist with conveyancing declarations, such as TR1 forms, and support transgender clients applying for a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). Enrolled Deed Polls may be required by some institutions, and we offer legal expertise to ensure a smooth name change process.
Inheritance Tax Planning (IHT)
INHERITANCE TAX is a complex system that taxes your estate upon your passing. Understanding the intricacies of main residence nil rate bands, basic allowances, and passing assets to your spouse or charitable donations can be confusing. We offer a comprehensive planning service to provide the best advice and support, helping you navigate the complexities and ensure the efficient management of your estate.
Probate & Estate Management
Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person's estate, ensuring assets are distributed as per their wishes or the law. Obtaining a 'Grant of Probate' is required before Estate Management can take place. We offer compassionate assistance with Probate applications and can act as Executors, ensuring a fair and transparent pricing approach based solely on time spent on the matter.
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