Wills, Probate, Powers of Attorney and Elderly Client Law
Making a Will and making provision for our family, who will survive us, is a sensible and practical way of taking care of our loved ones after our death. The appointment, by Will, of Executors of our choosing, who have already agreed to act in that capacity can ease the process of dealing with our property and affairs after our death. More importantly, how our property is to be distributed amongst those left behind is much better dealt with by way of a clear and unambiguous Will. A professionally drafted Will makes the process of applying for probate straightforward and trouble free.
On the other hand, when a person dies intestate, without having made a Will, the Intestacy Rules set out clearly how an intestate person’s property should be dealt with and we can help with an application for Letters of Administration and deal with all other aspects of distributing an estate when no Will has been made.
We also offer advice on many other related areas of law. Our services include:
- Wills and Probate
- Property and Affairs and Personal Welfare Powers of Attorney
- Inheritance Tax Planning
- Court of Protection and Deputyship Applications
- Mental Capacity Issues
- Equity Release Mortgages
- Residential Care and related Elderly Client Issues
We aim to provide practical advice. Please contact Sarah Painter who is a solicitor and member of ‘Solicitors for the Elderly’. Please ask for a copy of our guide to making a Will or our guide to Powers of Attorney. We will be happy to arrange to visit you at your home if circumstances require this.