Wills, trusts, tax and probate

Wills, trusts, tax and probate solicitors

We want to make wills and estate administration easy to access and understand for our customers. If you have a question about wills, trusts, taxes or probate, our leading solicitors are here to assist.

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Making sure your estate is handled and your loved ones are taken care of is simple with our fixed fee wills.

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  • Expert legal advice on all aspects of will writing
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Wills, trusts, tax and probate

How can our solicitors help?

If you are thinking about writing a will or if you are the personal representative of an estate (I.e. an administrator or an executor) we can give you expert legal advice. Click the links below to find out more about the services we offer.

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Why do I need a solicitor to prepare my will?

It’s important to get expert legal advice from a wills solicitor as will writing can be complex, however our team of specialist will writing experts make the process as straight forward as possible for you. We can help spot any errors which may cause problems further down the line, but most importantly give guidance and support you through the process. It’s a lot easier to address potential issues now rather than after your death which may affect the value of your estate.

Why is a will important?

Regardless of how much money or assets you have its important to make a will so that you can decide how your possessions should be divided after you die. Our wills solicitors can help you detail and formalise this and give you expert advice.

What is a trust?

Trusts sit within your will depending on your circumstances and can vary, so it’s important to understand this. We can help work out which one if any is right for you and talk you through your options.

What about tax?

Depending on the value of your estate there may or may not be tax to be paid. Slater and Gordon can outline the details for you and give advice on how this works.

What is probate?

Probate is simply the process of applying for permission to administer a will when someone has passed away. We will handle this process for you and keep you informed every step of the way.

What is an administrator of an estate?

The administrator or executor is responsible for collecting assets, paying any estate liabilities from estate funds, paying any legacies as per the deceased's will and distributing the residue of the estate as per the will or the rules of intestacy if no will is available. The difference between an executor and an administrator is the following:

  • Executor: Appointed by the deceased person in their will.
  • Administrator: Appointed by court according to the relationship status to the deceased person. An administrator appointed by court is necessary, if the deceased person did not appoint an executor or if the executor is unwilling or unable to act or the estate is an 'interstate' estate as no will is available.

For more information on the duties of executors and administrators, see our guide.

Why choose Slater and Gordon?

Our expert team are committed to providing a straightforward service for will writing, setting up trusts, probate, inheritance tax and more. Contact us on 0330 041 5869 or request a call back.

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