Wills and Probate Solicitors

wills and probate solicitors
BA (Hons) & LPC Siobhan Cribbin
Legally reviewed by: BA (Hons) & LPC Siobhan Cribbin

Wills and Probate Solicitors

Our Wills and Probate solicitors are here to help you ensure that your wishes for after you pass away are known and legally documented.

Whether you need help with will writing or want to know how setting up a trust could help you, we’ll be here to give you the advice, guidance and support you need.

Our wills and probate solicitors can offer expert legal advice and ensure that your wishes will be carried out.

We can help you with:

  • Setting up a Trust
  • Probate Solicitors
  • Will Writing Solicitors
  • UK Inheritance Tax
  • Intestacy
  • Deed of Variation
  • Lasting Power of Attorney

Trusts

A Trust is a way for you to manage your assets and pass on money to loved ones in a way that is tax efficient for you and them. Your assets include:

  • Property that you own
  • Land that you own
  • Investments that you have made
  • Your money

There are a number of reasons you might want to set up a Trust fund, including:

  • to control and protect shared family assets
  • to pass on assets after you die
  • to financially protect someone who is too young to handle their own affairs.

Setting up trusts can be straightforward with our help. However complex your circumstances are, our team can help.

Will Writing

At AWH Solicitors, our team of experienced solicitors is dedicated to providing tailored will writing services that meet your specific needs.

A will is a legal document that outlines how you would like your assets, money, property, and investments to be distributed after you pass away. It not only ensures that your wishes are documented but also offers financial protection to your loved ones in the future. In the event of your death, a will can also determine who will take care of your young children, by appointing legal guardians to look after them.

No matter your circumstances, our will writing service can provide you with a document that caters to all your requirements.

Probate Solicitors

Our team of probate solicitors understands that dealing with your assets after you pass away can be a complex process. Probate involves the legal and financial aspects of managing your assets, and may need to be applied for by your next of kin or whoever is appointed as your representative in your will before they can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any assets.

Our experienced probate solicitors provide a fixed fee service, catering to all your probate needs.

Deed of Variation Solicitors

At AWH Solicitors, we understand that sometimes changes must be made to a person’s will after they’ve passed away. Our team can support you through the sensitive process of making an application to alter your loved one’s will.

Through a ‘Deed of Variation,’ it is possible to make changes to your loved one’s will after they have passed away, provided that any beneficiaries in the original will agree to the changes. Our team takes time to understand your personal circumstances and handle every situation with care.

Intestacy

If your loved one passes without leaving a Will, their estate must be shared out according to the rules of intestacy. Under the rules, only married or civil partners and some other very close relatives are allowed to inherit any part of a person’s estate. The rules of intestacy will also apply if your loved one has made a Will that is not legally valid.

Inheritance Tax

If your loved one passes away without leaving a will, their estate must be shared according to the rules of intestacy. Only married or civil partners and some other close relatives are permitted to inherit any part of the estate under these rules. Intestacy also applies when a will is deemed invalid.

Our Wills and Probate Solicitors Can Help You

Our Wills and Probate solicitors offer services from Will writing to setting up a Trust fund, and from drafting Deeds of Variations to guiding families through the entire Probate process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a will?

A will or testament is a legal document that expresses a person's (testator) wishes as to how their property (estate) is to be distributed after their death.

What is the role of an Estate Administrator?

The role of an estate administrator is to ensure that the financial affairs of a person who has passed away are all in order, and that their estate has been distributed according to the law.

How much does a will cost in the UK?

The amount that a will can cost in the UK can depend on a number of different things. We can help you to understand what will work best for you.