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Wills and probate solicitors in Nuneaton and Warwick
As your expert will and probates solicitor in Nuneaton and Warwick, Bromfield Legal can advise and support you through all aspects of will and probates. We understand that it can be hard to accept that you won’t always be around to provide for your loved ones. At least with a proper will, and legal powers of attorney, you can rest assured that your wishes will be honoured.
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Make a Will
You can legally write your own will. However, it is worth noting that for the will to be valid, it must be written and signed correctly. We strongly advise that if you are looking to write your own will, you seek legal advice first.
Although you do not need a solicitor to prepare or witness your will, there are very strict legal requirements that must be met in order for it to pass as a legal document. If your will becomes too complicated, then contacting a solicitor is highly recommended.
The cost of a will can start at as little as £150 if it is simple and straightforward. The more complex the wills become, the more expensive they are.
It is possible to handle probate yourself, but it is not recommended. We advise discussing probate with a solicitor so they’re able to handle the application on your behalf.
If you are named in someone’s will as an executor, you may need to apply for probate. This is a legal document that will give you the authority to share out the estate according to the will of the person who has deceased.
Administering the Estate
Probate is the process that legally confirms that a will is valid in the eyes of the Court. This is issued by the executor(s) of the will and is often referred to as a grant of probate. If a person has deceased without a will in place, the Court can send a letter asking a person if they would like to formally accept to serve as an administrator.
Full estate administration is dealing with a person’s assets, debt, and tax (including inheritance and income tax) when a person has deceased. This also involves distributing the inheritance to the beneficiaries of the estate.
There are a number of factors that influence the time period associated with the administration of an estate. It is a highly sensitive subject given that there is a complicated legal process that must be followed. As a result of this, it is unlikely that any forecast timeframe can be accurate.
Powers of Attorney
The two most common forms of power of attorney in the UK are Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA). LPA gives your attorney the right to make decisions on your behalf in regard to health, welfare, property and financial affairs when you are no longer able to do so. EPA only covers property and financial decisions.
Officially, you do not need to use a solicitor to set up a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). The application forms do not provide you with any guidance on they should be filled out properly. However, be mindful that completing this form without having a solicitor present could lead to issues further down the road if there are any errors. You need to think carefully about your choice of attorney and how well they will understand their duties.