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Whether you need help with dealing with the Probate process, want to make a Will or amend an existing one, our expert solicitors are here to help you every step of the way. Our Wills and Probate team can also help you with issues such as Inheritance Tax, Trusts, Family Trusts and help you protect your assets.

Making a Will is an important step to ensuring that all your affairs are in order and this is why we are a member of the Certainty National Registry of Wills. By registering your Will with this organisation, it reduces the risk of your estate being distributed in accordance with intestacy rules.

Our Inheritance Tax solicitors may be able to help you minimise your inheritance tax liability and organise your financial affairs in a tax efficient way, should your estate exceed the inheritance tax threshold. We can also help you create or manage a trust on behalf of your beneficiaries. There are a number of different types of Trusts, and we will be able to advise you on which is the best one for you and your affairs.

If you need legal assistance with writing a Will, dealing with Probate, setting up or managing a Trust or need Inheritance Tax advice than contact our Wills and Probate team today on 0800 975 2463.

Making a Will

Making a last will and Testament is not only important to your own piece of mind, but your family's too. Estates that have a Will tend to be dealt with quicker and can save your family money when it comes to the Probate process. Also, a Will made by a solicitor is less likely to be open to challenge.

Our expert solicitors can also help with Lasting Powers of Attorney. A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that allows you to appoint a person to make decisions on your behalf, if you become unable to make them for yourself, due to illness, an accident or frailty. There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:

Financial Decisions Lasting Power of Attorney appointing someone to make decisions about your financial affairs and your property.

Health and Care Lasting Power of Attorney. This is where the person appointed can make decisions about social care issues and medical treatment

If you need to make a Will or amend a Will due to a significant change in your life or talk to us about a Lasting Power of Attorney, then contact us today on 0800 975 2463.

Probate lawyers

Our Probate lawyers are here to help with this complex area of law. Probate is the term used when an estate needs to be dealt with after a death. How Probate works will depend on whether there is a Will or not. If there is no Will, then Probate may be more complex and take longer, plus, the advice of a solicitor can be invaluable.

Whether or not there is a Will, it may become Contentious Probate, depending on the circumstances. At Forbes Solicitors in Accrington, we can help you if you have a dispute relating to the administration of a deceased person's estate.

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FAQs

What is the cost of making a Will?
 
 

The cost of making a Will is dependent on the complexity of the Will. For example have complex financial affairs. If your will is straight forward then we offer a fixed fee service.

What is Probate?
 
 

Within the legal jurisdiction of England and Wales, Probate is the word used to describe the legal procedures of administering a person's estate after their death. This means dealing with the financial aspects, including property, of the estate as well as possessions. An estate will go through probate with or without a Will, however, the process is different and can be more complex and costly if the deceased did not have a Will.

What are the benefits of making a Will?
 
 

There are many benefits to making a Will. These include:

  • Protecting your children should you pass away while they are still minors
  • Reduce inheritance tax
  • Making a Will with a solicitor can significantly reduce the likelihood of your Will being successfully contested
  • You can choose who benefits from your estate and it will not be subject to intestacy rules

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Our dedicated Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team

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Catherine Donald

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Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

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