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compose Wills

Your will sets out how your estate should be distributed after your death. We ask a number of “what if” questions, and advise you on the tax implications of what you intend to do.


compose Probate

Purely Probate specialises in helping you obtain probate – the process of transferring the assets of someone who has died to their beneficiaries.


compose Trusts

Trusts are used when someone wants to transfer ownership of assets but is not ready to make an outright gift – property may be put into trust for a beneficiary’s life, or until they reach a certain age.


compose Power of Attorney

Lasting Powers of Attorney are legal documents in which you appoint someone you trust to look after your affairs on your behalf.

Power of Attorney



What is Probate?

When someone dies it is necessary to deal with their money, property and possessions (known as "the estate") by collecting in all the assets in the estate, paying any debts and distributing what is left to those people entitled to it. Probate is a document issued by the court which gives the court's authority to administer a deceased person's estate.…
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What to do when someone dies

When someone dies there are 3 things you must do in the first few days: Get a medical certificate - you’ll get this from a doctor (GP or at a hospital) and you need one to register the death. Register the death within 5 days of the death - you’ll then get the documents you need for the funeral. Arrange…
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Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney can't be registered and used immediately and the amount of time you might have to wait can change. The current waiting time to register a Lasting Power of Attorney is 12 weeks. The Office of the Public Guardian must check the application to make sure there are no problems. There is also a three week…
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LPA Duties

You can choose someone to make important decisions on your behalf if you become unable to do so yourself. This person is called an attorney. Your attorney is able to make important decisions on your behalf. Your attorney must: • make decisions in your best interests • only make decisions that the terms of the Lasting Power of Attorney allow…
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Wills after Divorce

Until your divorce is finalised the existing Will is still valid. Your spouse is probably still named as an executor and main beneficiary. You are unlikely to want this now. When your divorce is finalised your former spouse is treated as if having "died" on the day the decree absolute is granted by the Court, so will not inherit even…
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Using a Will to protect your money

Most couples make a Mirror Will leaving everything to their surviving partner and then to their children following the second death. It may come as a surprise to know that your children could end up with very little, or even nothing if one or both of you needs residential care. Setting up your Will in the right way helps you…
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How do Protective Property Trust Wills work?

Protective Property Trust Wills must be written when both partners are still alive and in good mental health. It does not have to be difficult to make a will, although it is an important document and you should give it careful thought. Start by completing our Will Request Form and completing the questionnaire. We will then ring you. We may…
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“June is so pleased that she has got everything in place before leaving for her break.

Thanks once again for all your assistance over the past 9 months.”

Stuart, Ipswich
“Many thanks for all your help and care – I dread to think of the difficulties which might have been had we not had the good fortune to read all about Purely Probate in the Clarks Pensioners booklet – you “ticked all the boxes” and having our affairs sorted and put in order lifted a huge worry from my shoulders.  Whenever I get the chance I sing your praises “
Mary, Kendal
” I told my local US estate planning attorney that you are a great contact for UK estate planning issues. She is an equal pleasure to deal with. ”
Mark, USA