Wills and Probate



Wills

A Will creates certainty, reduces worry and gives you the peace of mind of stating exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death. Your Will, prepared with the assistance of our experienced team will: 

A Will creates certainty, reduces worry and gives you the peace of mind of stating exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death. Your Will, prepared with the assistance of our experienced team will:

    • minimise or get rid of entirely any liability there may be for inheritance tax;
    • take into account your finances and personal circumstances;
    • reduce the risk of possible claims against your estate;
and If you have young children deal with the appointment of appropriate guardians to look after them.

Estate Administration and Trusts

When someone close to you dies somebody has to deal with their estate – the money, property and any possessions they had at the time of their death. The process of Probate involves collecting any money that is owed, settling any debts due and dividing the estate amongst the respective beneficiaries. If there is a Will the estate will pass to the people named in the Will. If there is no Will certain rules, known as the Rules of Intestacy will apply. Our experienced team administers the estates of deceased persons with sympathy and efficiency. You will be given full guidance about the procedure to be followed and in carrying it through with a minimum of delay.
Trusts may be used to ensure assets are passed onto certain family members, possibly as part of inheritance tax planning. Our specialist team can advise as to whether a trust is appropriate and deal with the administration of trusts, whether created during your lifetime or by your will. 

Elderly Persons

If you or someone in your family is over pensionable age they will have special needs from a legal point of view that our specialist team at EEI are able to help with. If someone is unable to manage their affairs we can advise and assist for example with a Power of Attorney or application to the Court of Protection. The onset of incapacity can cause much trouble and expense. A Lasting Power of Attorney should be considered and can look at the management of your legal affairs or providing guidance for your physical care should you become ill or unable to look after yourself.