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Wills & Probate

At Cygnet Law we offer a friendly and efficient service in helping you to plan for the future.  That may include advice about preparing a Will, creating a Lasting Power of Attorney, estate planning or the creation of Trusts.

Having a properly prepared Will is extremely important, this can save an immense amount of time, stress and cost for family after someone dies. It is also important to consider what will happen to your affairs if, during your lifetime, you become unable to deal with them yourself.  By creating a Lasting Power of Attorney you can appoint people of your choice to deal with your affairs relating to property and finances and/or health and welfare should this ever be required in the future.

We are also regularly consulted by clients seeking advice about Inheritance Tax planning and transferring property or other assets into Trust.

We are also able to assist with estate administration after a loved one has died.  We understand that this is a very difficult time and our aim is to make the administration of an estate as easy for you as possible.

We are regularly instructed by executors to administer and distribute estates or the firm itself is appointed as the executor.  Occasionally clients feel comfortable distributing the estate themselves and seek our assistance in obtaining the Grant of Probate only.  We can also help in situations when someone dies without a Will or where a Will has not been located.  The administration of an estate in these circumstances is often more complicated but it is our aim to make this as straightforward for you as possible.

Likewise, we are also highly experienced in dealing with Inheritance Act claims and in circumstances where the validity of a loved one’s Will is in dispute. We offer a committed service and strive to provide grounded and robust advice to ensure that you do not enter into any unnecessary proceedings.

Our Wills and probate team are passionate about protecting and safeguarding vulnerable adults.  In addition to the range of services above we can also assist individuals in applying to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a deputy to deal with their loved ones affairs if, they do not have arrangements in place and can sadly no longer deal with their affairs themselves.

  • Wills
  • Estates
  • Probate
  • Care Home Planning Fees
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Inheritance Act

 

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Meet the Wills & Probate Team

Gemma Brooke

Solicitor/Head of Private Client Department

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Stephanie Bellerby

Legal Assistant

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