Wills and Probate Solicitors

Our Wills and Probate solicitors in Blackburn and Manchester 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 in blackburn and manchester 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.

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Will writing

Our will writing solicitors can offer an expert service tailored to you.

A will is a legally binding document in which you state what you would like to happen to your money, possessions, property and investments after you’ve passed. Not only does it ensure that your wishes are documented, but it also provides financial protection for your loved ones after you’ve gone.

A Will can also determine what will happen to any young children you have in the event of your death. This often means appointing legal guardians to care for them.

Whatever your situation is, our will writing service can help you to get a document that caters for all your needs.

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Probate

Our expert probate solicitors know that it can seem confusing, which is why we’re here to help.

Probate is the legal and financial process of dealing with your assets after you pass away. It is something that may have to be applied for by your next of kin or whoever is given responsibility in your Will before they can claim, transfer, sell or distribute any assets. We have expert probate solicitors in Blackburn and Manchester who can cater for all the fixed fee probate services that you need.

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Deed of Variation

Here at AWH we understand that sometimes there should be changes made to a person’s Will after they’ve passed away. The document may not best reflect their wishes or may have left an important person out by mistake. We can help you in your application to make a change to your loved one’s Will and can support you through the process.

Through a ‘Deed of Variation’, it is possible to make changes to your loved one’s Will after they have passed away, as long as any people who were left assets in the Will agree to the changes.

Our team understand that making changes to a Will can be a sensitive subject, which is why we approach every situation carefully, taking time to get to know each client’s personal circumstances.

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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.

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Inheritance Tax

Our Probate and Inheritance Tax solicitors have years of experience dealing with Inheritance Tax, and are ready to help you.

Inheritance Tax is the tax that is applied to property, money and possessions after you pass away. There are instances in which there is no Inheritance Tax to pay, but this depends on your loved one’s circumstances before they die. How much Inheritance Tax you have to pay will depend on how much your loved one’s estate was worth at the time of their death.

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Our Wills and Probate solicitors can help you

Our Wills and Probate solicitors in Blackburn and Manchester 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.

All our Wills and Probate Solicitors are authorised and regulated by the solicitors regulation authority. We are registered in England and Wales. Get in touch with our probate team today for any help that you may require.

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FAQ

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.