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At Slater Heelis we can facilitate your needs, taking into account all of your personal assets that make up your estate, as well as the necessary tax planning to minimise inheritance tax liability for your beneficiaries. We understand the significance of making provisions for your loved ones, to give you the peace of mind that your assets will go to the right people. Alternatively, if you are the executor of a loved one's Will, then our probate solicitors can complete the lengthy probate and estate administration process on your behalf, saving you a significant amount of time and emotional toil.

The Importance of a Will

Drafting a will is a significant decision, irrespective of whether your needs are simple or complex. Our team of specialist wills solicitors are here to provide high-quality legal advice to help you make the right decisions for your will. It is strongly advised that you have a will, especially if you have children, you own property or business, or have savings, investments or insurance policies. If you should pass away without a will (intestate), the law will determine who gets your estate. With a will, you ensure that the desired people gain the legal rights to your property, money and possessions.

Applying for Probate

Probate is the legal process involved in dealing with the assets of someone who has died. A formal grant is required when someone with assets to be disseminated dies, with the executor of the will being required to apply for probate before they can claim or distribute any of the deceased’s assets. A grant is required if the deceased leaves at least one of the following:
  • £10,000 cash or more
  • Stocks or shares
  • Property or land in their name

Our Full Wills & Probate Services

Our experienced team can help you with your requirements, providing the following services:
  • Preparation of a will
  • Reviewing and updating an existing will
  • Estate and inheritance tax (IHT) planning
  • Administration of estates and obtaining grants of representation
  • Drafting and administration of trusts
  • Inheritance Act, disputed estate, or contentious probate claims
  • Setting up an asset protection trust
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Court of protection applications

Wills and Probate Solicitors Can Help with Complex Issues

Due to the important nature of wills, it is essential that you have a trusted wills and probate lawyer to help you through any complex issues that may not make the will-making process straightforward. Difficulties can arise if you share a property with someone that is not your husband, wife or civil partner, or if you are separated from a previous partner but not legally. Outlining any particular complications from the start will help us reach a quick resolution and take any necessary precautionary measures so that your chosen wishes are carried out accordingly. If you would like to discuss any aspect or issue regarding your will, contact our offices in Sale and Manchester on 0161 969 3131 or fill in our quick-and-easy contact form.
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