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Only one in three people have written a Will and yet it is probably the most important document you will ever sign. It’s never too early to start planning your family’s future.

Our friendly team of probate solicitors, headed by Louise Miller – a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) – will spend time getting to know you to fully understand your needs. We’ll help explain any legal jargon and can usually give you a fixed fee quote before we start any work. We can even offer free home visits if you can’t come to our office.

Meet the wills and probate team here.

Wills

Although a Will is one of the most important documents that you will sign, the majority of the UK adult population do not have a valid Will in place. Wills ensure that on your death your assets will be distributed according to your wishes.

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Powers of Attorney

There are several different types of Power of Attorney, from an Ordinary Power of Attorney that can allow someone to act on your behalf for a limited time, or in relation to limited matters, such as selling a property for you whilst you are abroad, to Lasting Powers of Attorney, that give people you trust the legal authority to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so yourself, for example, as a result of a stroke.

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Court of Protection and Deputys

If the worst happens and you or a loved one become unable to manage your property and financial affairs but do not have a Lasting Power of Attorney for property and financial affairs or an Enduring Power of Attorney in place, an application will need to be made to the Court of Protection for a Deputy to be appointed to manage your financial affairs.

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Trusts and Lifetime Estate Planning

As well as including trusts in Wills, we can also set up lifetime trusts to assist with wider succession planning in relation to your estate.

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Probate

Our experienced solicitors can sensitively help you to obtain a Grant of Representation or handle the full administration of an estate following the death of a loved one.

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Living Wills

A Living Will (also known as Advance Decisions) is a powerful document that can be used to refuse some or all medical treatment, in the event that you become unable to make such decisions in future.

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Sorting out your affairs may seem daunting but our understanding team is here to help, contact:

Louise Miller

Associate, Head of Wills and Probate

T: 0191 212 7753lmiller@mincoffs.co.uk

Brilliant and extremely professional.
Legal 500

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