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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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Making a will

Our will solicitor team can help you draft a professional and liable will. You could do this yourself, but it is much better to get the help of a qualified solicitor. A home-made will may be invalid, and any errors could be expensive and difficult for your loved ones to resolve.

Making a Will

Obtaining probate

If we weren’t appointed as executors in the will, as your expert wills and probate specialists, we can help you to apply for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration so that the estate can be distributed. We can deal with any will, even if it was made in a different solicitors’ office, at home or online.

Obtaining probate
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Administering the estate

We understand the difficulties concerned when a loved one passes away. Whether they’ve left a will or not, contact us to make sure that their property and assets are given to the right people. We’ll also help you to locate a will if you suspect one was made, but can’t find it.

Administering the estate

Powers of attorney

Are you concerned about illness or old age making it impossible for you to explain to people what you want? Bromfield Legal can help you set up power of attorney for someone you trust, meaning you can rest assured that your wishes will always be honoured.

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Make a Will

Can I write my own will legally?

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.

Do I need a solicitor to make a will?

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.

How much do solicitors charge for a will?

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.

Obtaining People

Can you do probate without a solicitor?

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.

Who decides if probate is needed?

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

What is the difference between administration and probate?

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.

What is full estate administration?

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.

What is the administration period of an 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

What are the types of power of attorney in the UK?

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.

Can I execute powers of attorney myself?

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.

For more information on our wills and probate solicitor services, call our dedicated team today on 024 7638 2343

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