The majority of us take steps to protect our wealth and other assets throughout our lives. But it’s just as important to ensure that they are protected in death.
It’s not something we like to think about, but getting your affairs in order now, will ensure your wishes are met, allowing you to provide for you family and loved ones.
Our experienced team of specialist Wills and Probate solicitors will work with you to ensure that your assets and wealth are passed on to those you have chosen. We’ll also help you to ensure that your estate is inherited in the way you want.
Planning for your death is never easy, but it’s essential. Let us help.
Acting for individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies, investors, and financial institutions, our solicitors have a wealth of experience working with clients across London, the UK, and internationally.
A Will is a legal statement specifying how your wealth will be managed after your death.
Probate is the legal process that takes place in order to manage the estate of someone who has died. It is a complex matter and each case is unique, so it’s vital you find the right support.
We’re committed to delivering the highest level of service, alongside fair, honest, and professional advice. Our job is to make your life easier, at every stage of the process. We’re ready to help you with any aspect of wills and probate.
Here are just some of the reasons to choose Ackroyd Legal for your wills and probate requirements:
If you believe that you have an interest in the estate of the deceased, but weren’t named in the Will, you may be able to contest it. We’ll help you establish if you have a valid claim and advise you on the next steps.
Sometimes, people want to give up their inheritance. This can be done through a Disclaimer of Interest. Our experts can help you assess your options and pursue the right course of action.
When someone dies without a legally binding Will, they are classed as intestate. This can be incredibly complex and difficult for those they leave behind. We’ll guide you through the process and resolve the matter as quickly and efficiently as possible.
It’s incredibly important to make a Will. Our specialist solicitors can take care of the entire process. We’ll prepare and draft your legally binding Will, ensuring it reflects your wishes.
Making plans to manage your estate after you pass away is incredibly important. We can guide you through the process, supporting you as you make complex and difficult decisions, including considerations such as Lasting Power of Attorney, Tax, Trusts, and Deprivation of Assets.
Probate is the legal process that takes place in order to manage the estate of someone who has died. Probate can be a complex matter and it’s important to get the right support. We’ll guide you every step of the way.
When someone dies, you’ll need to establish if they had made a valid, legally binding Will. We can support you through this process.
Inheritance tax and trusts planning can help minimise the Inheritance Tax burden on your beneficiaries. Using our expertise, we can help you do this legally and efficiently, for maximum savings.
Thinking about death is never easy but nonetheless, it is one part of life that is inevitable and will happen to all of us at some point. It is, therefore, extremely important to have a will so that you ensure your loved ones are protected and your do not die intestate (without a will).
The circumstances of not having a legally binding Will, is known as dying Intestate which means that you have no ability to decide how your Estate is distributed, and this would lead to the following challenging scenarios being presented to the deceased family.
A power of attorney is a legal document that allows someone to make decisions for you or act on your behalf if you are unable or unwilling to do so. One of the primary reasons for the popularity of the document is to provide you with protection in the event that your health deteriorates.
To start with, you need to know what the Court of Protection is and who does it help. The Court of Protection aims to assist individuals who lack the mental capacity to manage their own assets.
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