Wills & Probate
The probate team at Sandstone have years of experience in Wills and Probate law, and our expert solicitors are on hand to guide you through the process of making a will and other probate matters after the death of a loved one.
Drafting a will for your family is one of the most responsible things you can do before you pass away. While you are not legally required to have one, it does ease the emotional stress your friends and family will feel while they mourn your loss. It’s not an easy conversation to start, but we won’t let you do it alone.
Our Wills and Probate lawyers can assist you in drawing up a will and ensure that your requests, such as who your assets and possessions will be left to, are accurately detailed in your will. Our range of Wills services also include:
- Emergency will drafting
- Challenging a will
- Disputing the meaning of a will
- Lost wills
- Executors and trustees
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
- A Lasting Power of Attorney document is a legal document that allows you to appoint somebody to act on your behalf when you are no longer capable of taking care of your own affairs. However, the person granting the power over an aspect of their life must have the mental capacity to do so at the time of signing the forms.
- There are two forms of LPA: financial Power of Attorney and health and welfare Power of Attorney. The former is in charge of handling your money and property, and the latter would make decisions about your daily routine and health care needs.
- By creating and registering a LPA, you can receive peace of mind that someone you trust, who has your best interests at heart, will be responsible for managing your affairs after you are no longer able to do so.
Losing a loved one is never easy, and neither is trying to deal with their affairs while you’re grieving. We can help you with this. Whether you’re after some guidance on how to proceed, what the deceased’s will means, or what happens if there is no will, our solicitors will be there every step of the way.
If your estate is of significant value or includes a property which will need to be sold after you pass away, you’ll most likely need to apply for the Grant of Probate in order to administer the estate. The Grant of Probate is a legal document which provides the executor (or administrator) with the legal authority to administer the deceased’s estate.
We can help with a variety of Probate issues including:
- Inheritance disputes
- Inheritance Act
- Estate disputes
- Disputed identification of beneficiaries
Matters will be dealt with by a Probate Practitioner with relevant practical experience and training.
If you would like to find out more about Wills and Probate, call our expert legal team on 03331 883818 or fill out our contact form below.