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Wills and Probate

At Darwin Gray, we understand the importance of planning for the future and ensuring that your loved ones are protected. Our team of experienced solicitors specialise in wills and probate services, guiding you through the complexities of estate planning with care and precision, for your family’s financial security and peace of mind.

Why Choose Darwin Gray’s wills and probate solicitors?

  • Expertise: Our experienced wills and probate solicitors have a wealth of knowledge gained through decades of experience advising clients on everything from straightforward wills and trusts to the most complex issues of estate administration and inheritance tax planning, offering tailored solutions and an efficient service to meet our clients’ needs.
  • Personalised Approach: Our specialist wills and probate team takes the time to understand you, in order to provide you with a personal service which reflects your unique circumstances.
  • Comprehensive Services: Our dedicated team provides expert legal advice on a wide range of wills, probate and private client services, including:
    • Drafting and updating wills
    • Estate planning and management
    • Probate and estate administration
    • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    • Trusts and asset protection
    • Inheritance tax planning
    • Court of Protection applications
    • Contested wills and estates

Our Wills and Probate Services Explained:

Drafting and updating Wills:

Approximately 60% of adults die without a valid will, leaving their assets to be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules, which may not reflect their wishes. Your will outlines your wishes for the distribution of your assets, guardianship of your children, and more, so that your executors know what to do. Whether you need a new will, or wish to update your existing will, our expert wills and probate solicitors will help you ensure your wishes are carried out.

Estate Planning:

We work closely with you to develop a comprehensive estate plan that ensures your financial affairs are in order, helping to minimise tax liabilities, ensuring efficient asset distribution and succession planning, and maintaining family harmony.

Probate and Estate Administration:

When a loved one passes away, our experienced team is here to assist with the probate process. We can handle the finances, deal with the probate application, and tackle all of the administration, easing the burden on you and your family during a difficult and emotional time.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Our specialist solicitors help you to ensure that trusted individuals can act on your behalf for financial, health, and welfare matters, granting you and your loved ones peace of mind in uncertain times. It is essential a person gets these in place before they lose mental capacity, to avoid family members having to go through a much more expensive and time consuming Court of Protection application to be able to manage their affairs.

Trusts and Asset Protection:

We can help you establish trusts to protect your assets and ensure they are used for the benefit of your chosen beneficiaries.

Inheritance Tax Planning:

We provide expert advice on how to minimise the impact of both inheritance tax and capital gains tax on your estate, helping you protect the financial interests of your loved ones.

Court of Protection Applications

Navigating the complexities of the Court of Protection can be challenging for family members, but our specialists simplify the process for you. We provide expert assistance in making, contesting, and managing Court of Protection applications, safeguarding the best interests of those who may lack mental capacity.

Contested Wills and Estates:

If you believe that a will is invalid or if you need to resolve a dispute related to an estate, our highly experienced solicitors can guide you through the complexities of litigation to help you achieve a favourable resolution.

Contact our Wills and Probate Solicitors Today:

Planning for the future, managing the complexities your assets and worrying about inheritance tax can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to go through it alone. At Darwin Gray, our probate specialists are dedicated to providing you with the expertise and support you need. Contact our specialist wills and probate department today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, and let us help you safeguard your legacy.

To speak to one of our experts today, please contact us on 02920 829 100 or by using our Contact Us form for a free initial chat to see how we can help.

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