Our wills and estate planning team prides itself on superior customer service. Our objectives will always be to put you and your needs first. In choosing to work with us, you can expect the following:
Expert advice: Our wills and estate planning solicitors have years of experience.
Transparency: We won’t suggest anything that isn’t relevant to your requirements. We will simplify everything and advise you
on every step, supporting you when you need us to make decisions for you and your family’s future.
Bespoke service: We will assign an estate planner to you that you will work with throughout the entirety of the process, ensuring continuity and consistency in the care and guidance you receive.
To book a free, no-obligation consultation to start your estate planning journey, contact us here or call us on 0207 242 1666.
Our wills and estate planning solicitors have a wealth of experience within a range of services linked with estate planning. Here are some of the services we provide:
Wills and Writing Service: We can create a legal document that confirms who will inherit your assets, property, and possessions (your estate) in the event of your death.
LPAs: A Lasting power of attorney provides a person of your choosing with the power to act on your behalf if you are unable to do so.
Trusts: Additional legal information within your will to protect your beneficiaries and estate after your passing.
Living Wills: A document that legally evidences your wishes in the event of poor health or end-of-life care.
Inheritance tax planning: Here we can meticulously examine your estate ensuring you leave as much as possible to your loved ones rather than HMRC. Our creative wills and estate planning solicitors will look at your circumstances, determining where you are eligible for tax relief and what options are available to you to minimize your beneficiaries’ inheritance tax.
Succession planning: This process helps you determine who your successor will be. You should plan for this in a timely manner, regardless of whether you are detailing capital, responsibilities, or expectations for their succession.
Probate: Probate provides a legal process of evidencing a person’s last will and testament, ensuring their wishes are carried out. We can help you with this process whether a will is in place, or if there isn’t one. Our team supports you in distributing assets and with the legal expectations and requirements, you need, allowing you the time and space to grieve for your loved one.
Planning for a care home: Our wills and estate planning solicitors have extensive experience supporting clients with planning for care home fees. We will structure your assets so that you’re prepared for costs in the future, whilst protecting your loved one’s inheritance.
If you would like more information on a service not listed here, please contact our wills and estate planning team who would be happy to discuss your enquiry further.
In England and Wales a child must be 16 in order for them to decide who they live with, unless there are Court Orders in place that state otherwise. You can allow younger children to have a say in this decision but their decision alone will not provide any legal standing.
There are many misconceptions surrounding divorce, particularly that adultery will financially impact the outcome. The act of adultery, although upsetting, doesn’t usually make any difference to the overall decision regarding assets. A court is not usually interested in why the marriage ended and tends to look more carefully at resources available to both parties and how they can be divided fairly.
A Child Arrangement Order or CAO is an agreement made under UK family law pertaining to where a child will live or who they can have contact with.
Going to court can be very expensive, so it is imperative you choose the right representative from the beginning to ensure your divorce or child arrangements are managed professionally, efficiently and cost effectively.
You can mutually arrange an agreement for your divorce and mutual assets, however, this alone is not legally binding.
In order to make the divorce ‘official’ you will need the support of a family law solicitor who can initiate proceedings.
If you and your partner are unable to meet a resolution together before this stage, you can go through the process of mediation or again, enlist the help of an experienced family law solicitor who will guide you through the process and help secure a better outcome for your circumstances.
Solicitors are not allowed to represent you if they are a friend or family member, or have been associated with you as a couple during your marriage due to conflict of interest.
Yes, our family law solicitors have a wealth of experience in civil partnership dissolution and can therefore provide you with more options and better solutions for your circumstances. Please note, before you apply, you can only dissolve a civil partnership in England and Wales if you have been in one for a year.