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Will, Probate, Tax and Trusts are all complex areas of law and having a solicitor by your side can make life a little bit easier when dealing with these legal issues. Our Wills solicitors can assist you with making a Will or amending an existing one, while our compassionate Probate solicitors can help you manage the administration of a loved one's estate, after their death.
If you need advice on Inheritance Tax or on setting up or managing a Trust, then our Tax and Trust solicitors are experts in their field and can give legal assistance in regards to limiting your tax liability and ensuring that those you wish to benefit from a trust are taken care of.
Contact our team of Wills Probate, Tax and Trust solicitors today on 0800 975 2463 or message us here.
If you own property, have children, or run your own business, it is recommended for you to make a Will. Having a Will not only gives you peace of mind, but it can also protect your family and those you want to benefit from your hard work.
Making a Will is not as easy as it seems; there are a number of legal procedures that need to happen to make a Will valid. Also, without legal assistance, mistakes can be made and there might be a lack of clarity, which may leave your will open to challenge.
Our Contesting a Will solicitors can also help you if you want to challenge a Will. If you think you have been unfairly left out of a Will or not been given enough, you may be able to contest a Will. Our expert Contesting a Will solicitors can advise you on whether they think your case may be successful or not.
At Forbes Solicitors in Chorley, we can help you deal with the administration of a loved one's estate, after they have died. To be able to deal with an estate, the personal representatives will need to apply for a Grant of Probate; or, if there is no Will, a Grant of Letters of Administration. Our experienced and compassionate Probate solicitors can deal with the whole administration of an estate if you wish; this can include:
This is simply a snapshot of many of the aspects of Probate our solicitors can deal with. Each estate will have its own unique circumstances and our highly qualified Probate lawyers will attempt to make this process as painless as possible for the deceased's loved ones.
If your estate crosses the Inheritance Tax threshold, then speak to our Tax solicitors. We can give you legal advice on how to lower your tax burden. For more information on what we can do to help, go to our Inheritance Tax page.
When making a Will, here are some things you will need to consider:
How much Probate will cost will depend on the value of the estate and the complexity of it. For straightforward Probate administration, we do offer fixed fees, based on the estate value. However, there may be additional fees if the estate includes a business or agricultural property, multiple properties, assets aboard and more. Estates that are worth over £1million will also be subject to higher fees.
How long probate will take is dependent on a number of factors, such as:
However, on average, it can take roughly 6-12 months for a fairly straightforward estate to be administered.