Expert advice on your will and administration of your estate after you have gone
We understand that talking about your will, or the affairs of a loved one who has just died, can be difficult and upsetting. We have lots of experience in helping people in those situations, and we are here to listen, advise and help you in a sensitive and straightforward way.
We have lots of involvement in dealing with people’s affairs and sorting out difficult family or financial situations.
Dealing with an estate can be more complicated than simply closing bank accounts and selling property. Frequently, you will need professional advice to ensure that liabilities are identified and settled, the correct amount of tax is calculated and paid and that the estate is distributed according to the deceased’s wishes.
It is important that if you are dealing with an estate that you protect yourself from claims which may be brought against the estate. This can happen if there are disappointed beneficiaries or unknown creditors.
Our large team of sympathetic and trusted lawyers will help you organise your affairs. Our services include:
- Drafting of wills and supporting documents
- Obtaining grants of representation
- Acting as executor and trustee
- Administering estates to ensure assets pass in accordance with the will or the intestacy rules if there is no will
- Contesting wills, will disputes and disputed probate cases
- Advising on foreign assests where the deceased was domiciled abroad.
We work throughout this country and also support clients in other jurisdictions.
We have the largest team of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) qualified Solicitors in Lincolnshire. We routinely deal with large and complex estates on which inheritance tax is payable or would otherwise be payable but for the use of exemptions or legitimate planning strategies such as Deeds of Variation upon which we have expert knowledge.