Our wills & probate solicitors in Birmingham can help with all matters of estate administration, will writing and power of attorney. We have extensive experience and understand that these matters can become complex and emotionally charged.
To arrange a consultation, get in contact with us today. We offer expert advice and professional legal services.
Thinking about writing a will is one thing, but putting it into action is another. Our solicitors provide professional will writing services, so you can plan exactly what happens to your assets when you pass away.
Did you know that a huge percentage of the UK adult population don’t have a will? Putting off will writing can be detrimental to your surviving family members and cause additional stress at an already upsetting time. We can help you make a will that will accurately reflect your wishes.
We understand that thinking about declaring your final wishes can be daunting, so our solicitors will have a sympathetic and logical approach to help you get this difficult job done.
We offer a fixed fee will writing service. Simply get in touch to arrange a free quote for our services.
Your will makes it clear how you want your estate to be divided up when you pass away. It really is an important thing to do, as your death could affect the people around you in more ways than you realise.
When you make a will, you can:
If your circumstances change, then it is essential that you update your will accordingly.
If you fail to make a will, your estate will be divided according to intestacy rules.
In this case, usually only married partners and blood relatives can inherit the estate and it will be divided according to these rules.
Probate is a legal process that administers the deceased person’s estate. This is so that assets, money and possessions can be released to those in line for inheritance.
We understand that this can be a difficult and complex time.
When probate commences, the assets of the estate are frozen. This is done to ensure that assets are not incorrectly distributed to the wrong people. Our probate solicitors and estate administration team can support you throughout the process and aim to make it as streamlined and stress-free as possible.
Probate involves the administering of a deceased person’s will and/or estate.
The process involves gathering and organising assets, money, possessions and property, as well as ensuring any outstanding debts and taxes are paid.
When a person leaves a will, the probate process will deal with the estate according to the terms set out in the will. If the deceased has not left a will, then the process involves determining the rightful heirs and ensuring the estate is divided according to intestacy rules.
If you’ve been named as an Executor, it’s possible to navigate this complex process yourself in order to apply for a Grant of Probate. However, this can be a very time consuming and complicated task.
If you need help, we can act as the Executor on your behalf. The basic responsibilities of an Executor include:
Our wills & probate solicitors in Birmingham can help you to ensure that your will is legally binding. It’s best to hire a professional solicitor to oversee this delicate process.
We also advise appointing a probate lawyer to administer an estate on your behalf. The process can be highly complicated and disputes can arise between beneficiaries and the Executor, creditors and HMRC.
Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that grants a person of your choice the right to deal with your affairs if you become unable to do so yourself. This can be due to illness, mental health problems or an accident.
The document must be arranged while the person is sound of mind.
Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in Birmingham can draw up agreements and register them with the Office of the Public Guardian.
For more information or advice, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
If you need help and advice and would like to talk to our wills and probate solicitors in Birmingham, get in touch.
We aim to make the process as smooth as possible and provide professional support through every step of the way.