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Whether you are looking to make a Will, amend an existing one or need to use our Probate, Tax and Trusts services, our expert Wills and Probate Solicitors are on hand to advise you on this complex area of law.
At Forbes Solicitors, we are a member of Certainty National Registry of Will. This organisation is endorsed by the Law Society and is a national Will registry that helps to reduce the risk of an estate being distributed on an intestacy basis.
For help with Wills, Probate, Inheritance Tax and Trusts, Contact one of our expert solicitors today on 0800 975 2463.
If you need to make a Will or amend a Will, then our experienced solicitors can help you. A Will is an important legal document which sets out who will be responsible for dealing with your estate after you die and who will benefit from it. If you do not have a Will, then your estate will be distributed in accordance with intestacy rules, which may mean those who you wish to benefit, may not. For example, if you are not married or in a civil partnership with your partner, they will have no automatic right to inherit.
Making a Will also makes things a little easier for those left behind. When writing a Will, it's important to consider the following:
If you have a Will already, but there has been some major change in your life, such as a divorce, you may need to change your Will accordingly.
Our Probate team are experts in their field and have many years' experience in taking the burden off family members and executors as well as dealing with the necessary legal aspects of this area of law. Our solicitors can help you deal with the Probate process whether or not there is a will. At Forbes, our Probate Solicitors can assist family and executors with such formalities as notifying third parties (e.g. banks, utility companies and share registrars), obtaining valuations of assets, dealing with tax matters, collecting in the assets and more.
If you would like, our Probate lawyers to deal with the administration of an estate, then contact us today on 0800 975 2463.
How much solicitors charge to make a Will depends on the complexity of the Will. The cost of making a Will for a couple may also be more than for a single person. At Forbes Solicitors, we offer a fixed fee Will making service, so you know how much your Will is going to cost.
If you die without making a Will, your estate will be subject to Intestacy rules, which governs who can inherit depending on their relationship to you. For example, if you are co-habiting with your partner and have children and you pass away without a Will, then only your children will inherit your estate and your partner will not automatically inherit anything. However, if you are legally married or in a civil partnership, then your spouse will inherit some or all of the estate.