Wills & Probate
Making a Will is one of those things we all mean to get around to doing, yet too few of us actually have a Will in place.
At SMH Wills & Probate, our Wills, Trusts, and Estates experts can support you during difficult times to make the experience as stress-free as possible whilst dealing with everything in an efficient manner.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning for individuals and their families
Putting Wills & Probate plans into place makes it easier and clearer for your loved ones to sort your affairs once you have gone. It will allow you to name your chosen Executors to handle your assets, or Guardians to care for your children, you may set out specific gifts to certain people, state your funeral wishes and establish Trusts to protect your assets for future generations or for dependants who may not be able to care for themselves.
It might be that you are worried about who could handle your affairs should you become physically or mentally incapacitated through old age, illness or injury. We can discuss Lasting Powers of Attorney with you.
Our highly qualified and experienced Wills, Trusts & Estates experts are on hand to assist with all your Wills & Estate planning requirements, giving you professional advice and peace of mind.
Find out more about our Wills & Probate services below or contact SMH Wills & Probate to arrange a free consultation to discuss your Wills, Trusts, and Estate Planning requirements in more detail.
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Our Wills & Probate Services
Estate Tax Planning
Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, & Income Tax can all take very significant portions of an individual's estate. We recommend that you plan now to minimise such taxes during your lifetime, because the earlier you consider the opportunities that are available the better use you will make of them.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
How would you feel if you lost control of your finances, property and even medical decisions? There may be a point in time when you become physically or mentally incapable of making decisions in relation to the crucial issues.
Probate & Estate Administration
When a friend or relative dies it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start, and almost impossible to see the end. At such time, the added burden of obtaining probate and the administration of their estate is overwhelming for many people. This is why we offer sympathetic and professional advice to guide you through the complex legal issues you can face.
Wills, Trusts & Estate Planning
The first, and universally essential, element of estate planning is a properly drawn up Will, so the Wills we prepare for our clients are all drawn up to the highest standards, using the STEP Code for Will Preparation.