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Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate

At Merritts we have extensive experience in advising and assisting people in planning for their future and dealing with their affairs when they die.

Our services include:

  • Wills and Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection
  • Living Wills
  • Inheritance Act
  • Disputes

 

Making a Will

By making a Will you will ensure that your money and property goes to the people you want to receive it. With our help the process is straight forward and will ensure that complications do not arise for other people after you die. Even if you have already made a Will it needs to be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure that it continues to match your current personal and financial circumstances.

 

Fixed Price Will

We offer a fixed price for certain types of Will. Please contact us for further details.

 

Inheritance Tax

If the value of your total estate exceeds the Inheritance Tax threshold then your estate is potentially liable to inheritance tax. We can advise you on ways of reducing or eliminating this liability.

 

Lasting Powers of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document which allows you to appoint a person or people to make decisions for you, or to act on your behalf if you are no longer able to or no longer want to make your own decisions.

 

Probate and Estate Administration

When someone dies it may be necessary to apply for probate in order to administer their affairs. We can advise and assist in that process. We can deal with as much or as little of that process as you wish, from either applying for probate to administering the estate from start to finish.

 

Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are a number of good reasons to make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). We can advise you upon this matter and ensure that your LPA is properly prepared and registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.

 

Downloadable PDF Guides

Please check out our useful guides to the steps which are carried out when buying and selling your home:

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Making A Will

 

Who Can Help You?

Paul Johnstone

Paul Johnstone
Partner
Email: pwj@merritts-solicitors.co.uk

Jessica Clark
Associate Solicitor
Email: jc@merritts-solicitors.co.uk

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