It is important to plan ahead to ensure the future security of your family when you are no longer around.
The sympathetic and experienced solicitors at Carvill & Johnson can provide dedicated advice on:
Making and Revising Wills
Carvill & Johnson takes great pride in this service making sure that each client receives a personalised service tailored to their individual needs, our aim is to produce simple yet efficient Wills without the legal jargon. Whilst taking instructions from our client(s) we will explain and guide them through the process all the way through to execution and storage of the Will. It is also a useful time to touch upon Asset Protection and discuss the ways in which our client(s) can potentially minimise the amount of inheritance Tax their estate will have to pay.
Administration of estates after death (Probate)
An application for Probate is the instrument that gives you the right to deal with the property, finances and the overall estate on behalf of someone who has passed away.
You will have the right to apply for probate as a result of being appointed as an executor in the deceased’s Will. If no Will has been left then the next of kin would have the right to apply for letters of administration.
Carvill & Johnson has a designated team than can assist and guide you through this process, we can simply assist in obtaining a grant or if required administer the entire estate.
Creating and registering a Lasting Power of Attorney
There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney that we can assist you with they are:
Financial Affairs Lasting Power of Attorney – This allows you to personally appoint one or more people to make decisions in respect of your property, meaning your home savings and investments in the event that you are no longer able to do so.
Health & Welfare Lasting Power of Attorney – This allows you to personally appoint one or more people to make decisions in respect of your Health & Welfare, in the event that you are no longer able to do so.
Our expert team can guide you through the process from taking initial instructions through to the completion of registration at the office of the public guardian.
To find out more about our wills and probate services, please contact us.