Probate is the handling of the Estate and possessions of somebody who has died. It is the commonly used term when talking about applying for the right to deal with a deceased persons affairs. The process itself can be complex and a difficult one to deal with when someone is going through bereavement.
Supporting you at a difficult time
Our Probate team at Lifetime Solicitors will be here to support your family and friends through the process of administering your estate in accordance with your will. Whether it be helping with the smaller legalities or taking control of the entire process for you, our legal team will work in a sympathetic manner, with efficiency and consideration to the practical needs of your family.
Our dedicated team include members of the Society of Trust and Estate practitioners, who abide by a professional code of conduct and will deal with your estate and loved ones with dignity and integrity.
The Importance of Estate Planning
There are many things that you can do now to make the Probate process smoother for those you leave behind. If there are people that you care about in your life then making a Will is the only way to ensure that they are taken care of in the way you would like.
Not only can it stop family arguments and financial hardship, but if you do not have any immediate family, you can also ensure that your assets go to the people or organisations of your choice. Decisions about appointing executors and guardians are also an important part of making your Will to make sure your estate is dealt with properly, and that your children are cared for.
At Lifetime Solicitors we go beyond advising you in relation to writing your Will in isolation and we look at estate planning using a variety of different legal mechanisms to ensure you and your loved ones are fully protected and that the use of any tax allowances is maximised.
We will talk through your individual circumstances and help establish a plan to deal with such issues as inheritance tax and placing assets in trust.
Unit 3 | Southview Business Centre | Tinwell Road | Stamford
PE9 2JL Lifetime Wills and Trusts Limited trading as Lifetime Solicitors is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. SRA No: 627258 Lifetime Wills and Trusts Limited is a registered Company no: 9520203. Registered office Unit 3, Southview Business Centre, Tinwell Road, Stamford, PE9 2JL.