Writing a will is a very important and very personal thing to do. For some, it can be a daunting task and that’s why we’re happy to come to your home – to help make it as easy as possible for you. Ours is a comprehensive service, so you can feel reassured that every aspect of your will is taken care of. It may be that you need to appoint a guardian for your young children, or you have concerns about who can make a claim on your estate if you don’t include them. You may need advice about your choice of executor, or your funeral wishes. We can talk you through all the issues and help put your mind at rest.
Once your Will is complete, if you are happy to do so, we can arrange to register it on the national will register with Certainty. This means that not only have you made a Will, but that it’s easily traceable, which is so important.
Powers of attorney
We can take the stress out of arranging powers of attorney, whether it’s regarding health and welfare or property and finances, so that you can rest assured that you and your affairs are taken care of in the event of physical or mental incapacity. It’s so important to know that you have appointed people you really trust to take over, if the need arises.
Probate and administration of estates
We can reduce the burden after the death of a loved one by dealing with the estate on your behalf. We can help take care of all the administration as well as the practical, legal and tax issues, taking the pressure off you at such an emotional and difficult time.
Elderly client advice
We offer a comprehensive elderly client advice service, from the drawing up of wills, powers of attorney and living wills, to estate planning, advice on gifting and provisions regarding long-term care. We can help you put the best plans in place.
With our range of estate planning services, from inheritance tax planning to drawing up a will, we can help make sure that those close to you are provided for after your death.
Court of Protection applications
We can deal with your Court of Protection applications when a loved one succumbs to mental incapacity and no power of attorney is in place.
Also known as an Advance Directive, this is document where you can set out your wishes in advance about what medical treatment you want, or do not want, in the event that you are not able to communicate these wishes at a later stage. Alternatively, you may wish to make a health and welfare power of attorney, authorising others you trust to make those decisions for you, if you cannot communicate.