SCL WILLS AND PROBATE –WILLS AND PROBATE SOLICITORS
The area of Wills and Administration of a deceased’s estate or commonly known as Probate, has always been a bit tricky to have to deal with notably with lots of jargon to have to decipher. But over the years, and with the constant changing landscape of legislation coupled with family structures becoming more and more complex, has meant that more specialist advice is required to preserve the wealth of individuals and families. when is probate required
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 33 years of experience in this area of the law and are happy to help you through all aspects of the work whether it is preparing a will, dealing with the probate or preparing lasting powers of attorney. The process requires thorough, careful explanation given throughout and transparency of costs involved. We will gently guide you through the various stages so that you have a stress-free experience. We provide assistance in applying for lasting powers of attorney & grant of probate and writing wills.
How DO I Make a Will ?
Having drafted thousands of wills over the years and handled numerous probate cases, we, at SCL Wills and Probate offer a comprehensive will writing service and use the best probate lawyers for dealing with administration of estates. We cover the whole of London and other nearby areas such as Potters Bar, Watford, Barnet, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and the Home Counties. All of our work is carried out by qualified and experienced lawyers and all legal work is covered by their indemnity Insurance. As well as will writing and probate, we also help in setting up lasting powers of attorney and trusts, estate planning, investments and more.
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.
Interestingly, the Probate Service have stated that almost 250,000 families go through probate court every year and from this figure 63% of the executors used a firm of solicitors to help with the probate work whereas 12% decided to do it themselves.
We always advise that if the executor is able to and feels confident to apply for probate themselves, they should do it. However, in most cases we find that it is a bit of a minefield and that the executors feels responsible and accountable to beneficiaries and do not want to take the risk without advice.
Quality of Service
Legal services have been opened up to non-lawyers or non-regulated organisations and the landscape is changing faster than ever before. As everyone looks for the right legal service at an affordable price, we find that there are many legal providers in the market offering different levels of service and at varying costs. It is essential to do the research to choose a quality provider over one of a poor service. At SCL Wills and Probate our professionals have worked in this sector for over 33 years and this experience cannot be compared to new start-ups entering into this field and those who are driven purely by low cost service.
SCL Wills and Probate are able to deliver the right advice to suit the needs of our clients. We work closely with our partners who are, accountancy practices, independent financial advisers, contentious probate solicitors to ensure that every case that is taken on has received the best possible advice.