We take the pain out of getting probate with our fast, personal and sympathetic service, with fees generally agreed in advance.
We are lucky to work in a large enough space for social distancing, and most days there are 2 or 3 of us in the office.
On other days we have learnt the attractions of working from home.
As always, please contact us by email: email@example.com or phone 01458 850146.
Clients are now trickling back to meet us in the office, but we have got used to taking instructions for
Wills and other matters by phone, email and video.
You are welcome to ring for an initial chat, without any obligation.
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.
Purely Probate specialises in helping you obtain probate – the process of transferring the assets of someone who has died to their beneficiaries.
Trusts are useful if you want to transfer ownership or use of assets, for example to your children, but there are circumstances which mean an outright gift is not the best way to achieve this.
You can apply to become someone’s Deputy if they lack mental capacity. Once you are appointed someone’s
Deputy you can manage their finances and make decisions on their behalf.
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.
If someone has died living abroad but with assets in the UK we can help with the UK legal procedure and paperwork needed to have those assets repaid or transferred.
“Thank you to all the team for all the help, support and attention you have given and especially for the sensitive way in which you handled everything.”
“Again, thank you so much for all of your hard work in making this happen. Your firm is absolutely amazing and does outstanding work.”
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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.…read more →
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…read more →
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…read more →
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…read more →
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…read more →
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…read more →
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…read more →