SCL WILLS AND PROBATE
It is always a daunting time when dealing with the estate of a loved one. The procedures that you need to follow may seem confusing, time consuming and costly at a time when you are not feeling your best. What sometimes starts off as being straightforward at the outset develops into the unfamiliar and ends up requiring in depth knowledge in order for you to get things done. A well-qualified probate lawyer can make things a lot easier for you in such a scenario.
The team at SCL Wills and Probate has over 17 years of experience in this field and are happy to help you through all aspects of the wills and probate process with careful explanations. We will gently guide you through the various stages so that you have a stress free experience. We provide thorough assistance in applying for power of attorney & grant of probate and writing wills.
How We Can Help You
Having drafted thousands of wills over the years and handled numerous probate cases, we, at SCL Wills and Probate offer comprehensive probate and will writing service for all in London, Potters Bar, Watford, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and other nearby areas. All of our work is carried out by qualified lawyers and is covered by their indemnity policy. Apart from will writing and probate, we also help in setting up power of attorney and trusts, estate planning, investments and more.
Dealing With the Estate of Someone Who Has Passed Away
The probate process has many stages. While some of our clients like professional help only with certain aspects of the work, many feel happier to hand the whole thing over to us. Either way we are very happy to advise and see how we can help you best.
We have outlined some of the steps that are involved and how our probate solicitors and lawyers in London can be of assistance:
- We can arrange for a face to face meeting to explain what is involved in this process.
- Help you inform the various parties of the death and collect information to complete the paperwork for the probate application.
- Once the grant of probate is received, we collect the assets, pay the debts and distribute the estate for you. You are kept informed throughout.
Will writing service and Lasting Powers of Attorney
As part of our will drafting service we will carefully look at your situation and tailor make the right will for you. The law is constantly changing with regards to inheritance and the taxation of estates. The will drafted for you will have all the provisions in place to make the will tax efficient and safe guard your assets for your beneficiaries. We can also help with Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Applications.
How Long Does Probate Take?
This is the first thing people ask at the start of the probate process. Once a person has applied for grant of probate, it usually takes around six weeks for it to be received. However, it can take longer for more complex estates. After this, the will is executed and the deceased’s assets are distributed among the intended recipients. The entire process usually gets completed between six and nine months, but it can take longer. In the end, the duration depends upon the estate’s complexity and the number and type of the deceased’s assets.
Will Writing Service
We are among the premier will writing services in London. As part of our will drafting service, our solicitors specialising in estate planning & wills for married couples will carefully look at your situation and tailor make the right will for you. The law is constantly changing with regards to inheritance and the taxation of estates. This makes it crucial to seek advice from tax planning solicitors, especially if you live in London and other parts of UK. The will drafted for you will have all the provisions in place to make the will tax efficient and safeguard your assets for your beneficiaries.
Wills for Married Couples
In case you had made a will prior to marriage or during an earlier marriage, it won’t be valid during your current marriage. You will have to get your will altered to reflect your current situtation and ensure that your inheritance is received by the people currently in your life as per your wishes. In case you have children, you’ll need to make another update. We provide quality will review and update service to help you with this.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Naming a power of attorney in case you feel that you’re no longer capable of making decisions can be quite challenging. You cannot just arbitrarily name a family member. This is why it is very important to have the support of a reliable law firm when you make the choice. Also, you’ll need to determine what type of power of attorney will be best suited to your requirements, health and welfare power of attorney or a property and financial affairs lasting power of attorney (LPA).
Our solicitors will provide you with information and advice that will help you make an informed decision and avoid any conflict. However, in case it is too late for a power of attorney, we can help the family members in applying for a deputyship through court of protection.
Go through our website to learn more about wills, estate planning, probate, power of attorney and court of protection. Also, feel free to contact us for additional information or any queries you may have.
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