Wills, Trusts and Probate – Much More Than What It Says On The Tin

A revamp of the Forbes Solicitors website has given us the chance to look at our legal services pages and to decide if a slight “nip and tuck” is needed.  In our case we deliberated as to whether the name “Wills, Trusts and Probate” gave a good, rounded impression of all the work that we actually do.

Do we help people to write their Wills? Yes we do. Do we advise on the creation and administration of Trusts? Yes we do and do we assist in Probate matters? Yes we do. Is that all we do? No it’s not.  To use the old phrase “It does what it says on the tin” is just not enough.  We would need a very large tin to cover everything that we do.

General remarks from clients include, “I am not dying so why do I need to make a Will?” or “I am not losing my marbles so why make a Lasting Power of Attorney?”  Some clients even believe that writing a Will will be tempting fate and that within a week of the fateful signature the man with the scythe and the long black cloak will be round knocking on their door….

Our Probate Solicitors don’t just deal with the estates of the recently departed or the writing of Wills for people who have reached the end of their years.  A large proportion of our work provides for a younger generation, helping them to protect their young children and to ensure that their wealth is secure and well maintained. 

We also help people who have been involved in major accidents and incidents to manage the monies awarded to them to ensure that it lasts a lifetime, and help those who have recently retired to take stock of their assets and advise how best their wishes can be fulfilled. Most of the work that our Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors do can be applicable to people of all ages.

Of course we do help in the administration of estates, we create Lasting Powers of Attorneys, draft Wills and give general advice as to wealth management but we also deal with so much more. 

If you have a question that doesn’t fall into another area of law, all of which seem to us to be so clearly defined, it may be worth asking your local Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor as it may well be something that falls within their remit.

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