Why let the government decide who will benefit after your death? We recommend that all our clients make a Will to ensure that they leave their property and assets in accordance with their wishes. You can include a trust and if you have young children you can appoint a guardian to look after them during their minority. If your estate is large enough we can offer you expert advice on how to leave your estate in the most tax advantageous way.
Following death we can deal with the winding up of the deceased’s estate including the obtaining of the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and if there are Inheritance Tax issues we can guide you through the complexities.
We can also assist you in the preparation of Property and Financial affairs and Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney which enable you to make provision for your affairs to be dealt with in the event that you can no longer manage them yourself.
In the event that you need assistance in being able to deal with someone’s affairs who can no longer deal with their own affairs and they have not got a Power of Attorney, then we can assist you in making an application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order.
Mark Toseland heads the Wills and Probate Department, supported by Kristen Craig at our Doncaster office and Tony Dallman at our Armthorpe office.