Nobody likes to think about making a will. It seems too complicated and none of us like to think about our own death or the death of a loved one. However, the importance of making a will cannot be over emphasised, no matter how large or small your estate. The aim of our wills, probate and trusts team is to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death.
We have specialist experience in dealing with the administration of the estates of the deceased, whether or not they have made a will.
Our team provides a sensitive and professional approach to probate matters in stressful personal times. The death of a loved one is always an extremely difficult time. What to do? Who to contact? How to wind up their affairs? Dealing with the administration of an estate can be a hugely daunting and stressful experience. Let Atkinson Firth deal with that stress for you.
Whether to operate during your life or after your death, trusts can be a tax efficient means of passing on your wealth, however large or small.
We also have considerable experience in preparing powers of attorney for clients who wish to appoint third parties to deal with their financial affairs and also in advising on the best way to deal with the financial matters of individuals who are no longer mentally capable of dealing with such affairs on their own.
Powers of Attorneys
The deterioration in the mental and physical health of a relative or friend can be very distressing. However, time is absolutely critical in terms of putting in place a power of attorney before a family member loses too much mental capacity and is unable to appoint anyone to hold a power of attorney or deal with his/her own day-to-day affairs. Our solicitors can help you in putting in place such powers of attorney to reduce that element of distress.
Financial planning for the elderly
Having worked hard for your assets most of your life, it is certainly wise to consider protecting them. Our expert team can advise you how best to do this in order to mitigate risks such as the affordability of residential care costs and also issues surrounding inheritance tax.
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