Drawing up a will is the best way to ensure that your wishes are carried out as you intended after you’ve gone. A will also protects your loved ones and family and minimises the financial worry during what is an upsetting and stressful time. At IBB Solicitors, our wills, trusts and probate solicitors are here to help you plan for your family’s future.
Protecting your assets
Dying without a will could create a raft of problems for those left behind. Many assume that their estate will automatically go to their closest family, but if you die ‘intestate’ (without a will) that may not necessarily be the case. Your heirs may not receive what you wish to pass onto them, or your assets could be reduced through inheritance tax.
Planning ahead during your lifetime means that you can ensure that your estate is distributed properly. Our trust solicitors can also advise you on the best way to preserve your family’s wealth by making cash gifts during your lifetime, for example, or protecting assets in trusts. For those who are not married, we can also help with advice to ensure that your partner receives your legacy and is not subject to challenges to probate after you’ve gone.
Two of our solicitors are members of the Court of Protection’s panel of professional deputies, giving us specialist expertise where clients are unable to make decisions for themselves. We also have significant experience advising on issues that affect the elderly and individuals with a disability, as well as those caring for them.
- We can help you with:
- Wills and trusts
- Probate services
- Tax and estate planning
- Lasting powers of attorney
- Court of Protection
- Trust administration
- Probate dispute service
- Charitable donations
- Reviewing your will
If you still haven’t finalised your last wishes or would like to write a new will, want to leave money in trust for a young relative or are struggling with probate issues, call us on 01494 790002. Alternatively, email us.
This information was sourced from the IBB Solicitors website.