Bishopsgate Law wills and probate solicitors can advise you about making a will, estate planning and inheritance tax liabilities, trusts, probate, lasting power of attorney, and inheritance claims.
The only way to guarantee that when you die your property, possessions, savings or investments will go to those that you want them to, is to make a will.
Unfortunately, most of us do not like to dwell on the subject of our death or discuss it with anyone, which is why many people do not make a will. It is something that most of us put off and in many cases never get around to doing.
Your will is a very important document because it gives you control over what happens when you die and means that you can ensure so far as is possible that your wishes are met.
A will can give precious gifts to your loved ones, thank people who have looked after you, benefit your chosen charities, explain your wishes for your funeral and service, and in some cases provide for who will look after your children.
People who use a solicitor to make their will have the advantage of knowing that the will is being prepared by, and any advice is being given by, someone with a legal qualification, a long professional training, experience and expertise.
A will can also be an important factor in protecting your assets from taxation or future care costs.
We can advise you about assessing the value of your estate now and in the future, and we can help with calculating and planning for future inheritance tax liabilities.
We can also advise about the setting up and administration of trusts.
If you have been named as an executor or someone close to you has died without leaving a will, Bishopsgate Law solicitors can act on your behalf and apply for a grant of probate or letters of administration.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can also act on your behalf in administering the estate and will be able to quote for this depending amount of work likely to be involved.
A lasting power of attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more people to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and can’t make decisions at the time they need to be made.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can advise you about arranging a lasting power of attorney and the process involved.
Bishopsgate Law solicitors can advise you about bringing or defending an inheritance claim.
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Please contact us to talk about making or updating your will, dealing with probate, arranging lasting power of attorney, or any other legal work our wills and probate lawyers can do for you.
Our wills and probate department is based at our Potters Bar office.
The reception at Potters Bar office is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. You will usually need to arrange an appointment to see one of our legal team.
The office is opposite Potters Bar main line railway station, with a journey time of just 16 minutes from London Kings Cross station, with trains running every half hour on weekdays.
We offer a free initial half-hour appointment for most private client matters. Usually, we can discuss the brief facts of your matter, how we can help you, and the costs involved.