Sadly, when someone dies and you are dealing with the disposal of their assets (whether they have left a will or not), it may well be necessary to get a Grant of Probate from the High Court in order to be able to deal with the disposal of their property or to gain access to their bank accounts for example,
A grant of Probate is simply a document which allows the person named in the grant to collect in and distribute the estate of the deceased.
We have long experience of providing a caring and sensitive service in obtaining grants of probate at a particularly distressing time in your life, and can also act on your behalf in the careful and exact division of the estate.
A Trust will allow another person or organisation to hold money or property and also administer it on your behalf.
You may, for example wish to provide someone with a place to live during their life, you may want to provide your children or other relative with a regular income or a lump sum at a certain point in their life.
These and many other circumstances can be covered through the formation of a Trust.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
The day may come when you would like a trusted person to act on your behalf in making decisions to administer your affairs or even seeing to your day to day needs.
This can be done through a Lasting Power of Attorney, this is a document that allows someone to sign cheques or letters on another’s behalf if they were going abroad for some time; it could allow someone to act on your behalf if you became seriously ill, or were mentally incapacitated all of your interests could be looked after.
We can draw up these types of documents and can also store them safely on behalf if you wish.
There are two main types of LPA:
- A Property and Affairs LPA – which allows the person that you appoint to deal with matters relating to your financial affairs, such as administering bank accounts, paying household or medical bills or buying or selling property.
- A Personal Welfare LPA – that will allow the person you appoint to deal with things relating to your personal health and welfare, including your day to day care and welfare.
What can you do?
If you would like to contact us for furthur information, please contact Hardeep Nijher on 01992 642333 or by e-mail.