Wills, Tax and Probate Solicitors
The transfer and management of wealth between generations involve some of the most important decision our clients make. Our advice is tailored to meet our clients’ objectives and our experienced lawyers can provide you and your family with peace of mind by assisting you in making decisions to ensure your affairs are in order. Our team is located across our offices in Chichester, Bognor Regis and Worthing. If required we can visit you in your own home. Our Private Client lawyers provide advice on all aspects of wealth planning.
Probate and Estate Administration
When someone dies this can be a difficult and emotional time. Our Private Client lawyers can guide you through the process sympathetically.
Upon death an Executor or Personal Representative is required to administer your estate to ensure at the very least all your liabilities are paid, your assets collected and distributed to your beneficiaries. Often a Grant of Probate is required to formalise the appointment of an Executor or Personal Representative.
Some estates however can be dealt with without the need of a Grant of Probate, our experienced lawyers can advise you whether or not this is a requirement.
We can assist throughout the process or deal with all matters on your behalf. Where appropriate we can also advise whether a Deed of Variation might be of benefit to vary the deceased’s Will and redirect gifts made under the Will or to make use of exemptions to reduce any Inheritance Tax liability.
Our team can also advise as to whether any Trusts arise under the Will and what steps must be taken in this regard.