In these extraordinary times of great uncertainty, having a will reflecting your wishes ensures that your family are taken care of when you die.
Deputy Applications to the Court of Protection
If you or your partner become mentally incapable and incapable of making decisions for yourselves and you do not have Lasting Power of Attorney in place, then your next of kin will have to apply to the Court of Protection (CoP) to be appointed a Deputy to manage your affairs and make decisions on your behalf. This can be costly, takes valuable time to process and annual accounts have to be submitted to the court and decisions you need to make on behalf of a loved one may need the court’s prior approval. We are experienced in making such applications and representing parties in any proceedings in relation to the patient.
Contact us to discuss your particular circumstances and whether an application to the CoP needs to be made.
Certainty Will Register
We store wills in our strong room for you at no charge and provide you with a copy. If a copy of your will cannot be located on your death your next of kin may not know if you made a will or know where the original has been kept. We can electronically record your will’s location on Certainty’s National Wills Register so that it can be found when it is needed.
Trusts can be set up during your lifetime or under your will and can be beneficial in many ways. Our solicitors can advise on what type of trust can help you to mitigate the effect of Inheritance Tax or to protect your capital for a disabled child, or for future generations, whilst also providing your chosen beneficiaries with an income or use of a house during their lifetimes. Call us today and ask to speak with one of our solicitors.
Where they are straightforward, we offer a fixed fee for a single will and mirror wills for couples.
If your will writing required is more involved and, for example, you want to set up a trust for your children or a life interest in property, our fees are based on time spent and we will give you an estimate once we have all the details.