Wills, Trusts and Probate
We know full well that even the merest mention of wills, trusts and probate is enough for anyone to start biting at their nails and pulling at their hair. While we can’t make writing a will, dealing with trusts or sorting out probate any less serious, we can save you, your cuticles and your follicles from the stress and worry that is often caused.
Our doors have been open for over 100 years and at Davis Blank Furniss our solicitors have eased generations of people through difficult legal matters, including everything there is to do with Wills, Trusts and Probate.
How we help
We explain everything clearly so you’re not left feeling baffled by legalese, then we handle as much of the boring stuff for you as we can to make the process straightforward and stress-free.
Our expert services include:
- Will writing and updating
- Advice about preserving assets from care home fees
- Inheritance Tax (IHT) advice
- Transferring assets into a trust
- Trust and Estate disputes
- Arranging Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Registering Enduring Powers of Attorney
- Probate (the administration of estates of all sizes)
Our will writing solicitors talk with you about the ins and outs of the document, mindful of the use of legal language to make sure that, all the way through, you understand what’s happening.
And we help you think over the issues you might not have thought about. For example, in relation to tax issues, we can professionally structure the Will so that as much as possible of what’s yours is left for friends and family.
By listening to your story, our trusts solicitors can pull together things like your family situation, assets, children, Inheritance Tax and other factors to arrange a trust which helps you protect what is rightfully yours.
You can talk to our probate solicitors about issues such as valuing the assets, completing the HMRC tax account, preparing the legal documents for Grant of Probate, and collecting assets to distribute them in accordance with the Will.
Of course, each matter depends on the particular circumstances and we always offer advice to deal with your particular issue. We are experienced in dealing with contested wills or estates and ensure that the assets are dealt with easily.