Wills & Probate
By making a Will you can choose who you wish to inherit your assets rather than this decision being made by the law.
When a person dies without making a Will the rules of intestacy apply governing who is entitled to receive a person’s property should they die. Very often the application of the rules of intestacy results in the deceased person’s property being distributed in a manner that they would never have wanted. This is because the rules set out a list of people who are entitled to receive shares in the deceased’s property as well as the amount of these shares and the order in which they are entitled to receive them. For example, if you die leaving a spouse and children, your spouse will inherit two-thirds of your estate and your children will inherit the remaining one-third in equal shares. If you die a bachelor without parent or children, your brothers and sisters will inherit your estate in equal shares.
When a person dies, it can be necessary to extract a Grant of Probate to their estate in order to deal with the assets.
An Enduring Power of Attorney is a document a person creates while they are still in good health and able to understand fully what they are doing. This document is intended to grant a Power of Attorney to another person once the grantor is no longer in a position to look after his or her own affairs.
C. W. Ashe & Co. has significant experience of advising in relation to Wills, Probate and Enduring Powers of Attorney. We are committed to administering estates in a timely and efficient manner. Our Firm will guide you through the probate process in an efficient and effective manner. Each step of the process will be explained to you in a language that is easy to understand.
If you would like an appointment to discuss any legal matter please contact us and one of our solicitors will be happy to meet with you.