When it comes to the legal matters closest to you, you need a team who go above and beyond to help. A team of solicitors who understand your legal concerns, and advises with practicality and pragmatism. We can help.
Wills & Probate
Our Wills and Probate Solicitors have a vast amount of experience and knowledge when it comes to any matters relating to Wills, Probate and Estate Management.
Many adults in the UK neglect to have a Will made ahead of time. Without a will, you are likely to leave things a little bit complicated for those you leave behind, your estate, property and trusts could be passed on to unwanted parties which can lead to disputes. Not only this, but without a will you cannot make charitable donations or appoint legal guardians for your children. Whilst this can seem a daunting task, our specialist solicitors make the process extremely simple and with the right advice, financial savings for those you leave behind are possible.
At Hutchins & Co, our solicitors regularly advise clients who are in a variety of different situations to make the right decisions and to minimise anything going wrong with your estate.
In the event of someone’s death, either they have left a valid will or not. If a will exists, then an Executor is needed to carry out the wishes of the deceased individual. If a will does not exist, then the individual is said to have died ‘Intestate’. In this instance, Intestacy rules determine who the Executor is.
At Hutchins & Co, we offer a range of services that suit your estate management criteria. Be it splitting up property, or handling investments and charitable trusts; we take pride in offering the best advice tailored to your needs.
With the right advice, you can minimise the extent of Inheritance Tax as well as maximising the value of assets already in hand. We can help with Lasting Powers of Attorney. There are two types of LPAs. The first is a Property and Financial LPA whilst the other is a Health and Welfare LPA. It is imperative that professional advice is sought to minimise any mis-handling of the estate.
Areas covered include:
- Making or amending wills
- Administrating the estates of deceased persons
- Contentious disputes about estates
Dealing with the estate of a loved one can often be a difficult, distressing and complex task, particularly during times of grief. We can help you through this with professional and friendly advice and assistance at reasonable rates.
Often sorting out a deceased person’s estate is made more stressful by the fact that they did not leave a will, and yet making a will is usually an easy and straightforward task.
Making a will is strongly advised if you want peace of mind that your wishes in respect of your property and savings will be carried out after your death. We have experience in preparing wills tailor-made to suit your needs and wishes. At a relatively low cost, you can be safe in the knowledge that a professionally-prepared will should avoid any unnecessary disputes after your death.
We are also happy to visit house-bound clients at home and can even make visits to those in hospital.