Wills, Trusts & Probate services at
Cooper sons Hartley & Williams Solicitors
The importance of making a will cannot be overstressed. Each will is tailormade for the client, taking into consideration your personal financial circumstances, family commitments, any tax liabilities and in particular inheritance tax.
We are also able to help you put in place family trusts to assist in Inheritance tax planning for the future where appropriate.
After a death it is important to those who are left behind that the estate is dealt with in a sympathetic as well as efficient manner. It can involve obtaining valuations of all of the assets of the estate, agreeing the tax liability, applying for the Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration in the event that there is no will) and then with the benefit of that Grant gathering in the assets of the estate and distributing them according to the will or if there is not a will under the Inheritance Act. In many cases a trust may arise under the provisions of a will or even if there is not a will and that trust could last for many years. It normally requires the advice and assistance of our qualified team and in many cases a skilled financial adviser will be used as well.
In dealing with the personal affairs of clients it is appropriate to mention lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection Orders. These are normally granted to enable relatives, friends or professional advisers to administer the affairs of elderly or infirm persons who, for whatever reason, are unwilling or unable to manage their own affairs.
We are always happy to talk you through all aspects of your case to help you make the right decisions and choices for you.
For further information please contact Andrew Cullimore or Lesley Middleton on email@example.com