Wills,Trusts, Tax & Probate

Making a Will is essential no matter what age you are and keeping your Will up to date is crucial to make sure your wishes are met.

Our Wills,Trusts,Tax and Probate team has a proud history of helping clients and often subsequent generations of their families manage their personal affairs, draft their Wills and administer their Estates.

Planning for your future by making a Will, or taking Inheritance Tax advice will keep you family secure and our professional team can help in every stage of your Will writing.  We will also guide clients through Probate law, at what can sometimes be a distressing time.

Our solicitors work solely in this area of law so our clients can be assured of clear, practical and sensitive advice, combined with the most advanced legal knowledge in this complex field of law.  

We offer specialist services including:

  • Wills and Trusts - creation and management
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Probate, including administration of Estates and Will disputes
  • Inheritance Tax Advice and Estate Planning
  • Court of Protection
  • Business Wills

Will writing is often a sensitive area, people often put off making their Wills when instead it should be considered prudent planning ahead. Almost 70% of people do not have a Will, or have not reviewed it due to changing family circumstances for example divorce, the birth of children or grandchildren or changing circumstances and this can have an affect on your estate.

Clients do not always realise that a surviving spouse will not necessarily inherit everything, an unmarried partner has no automatic entitlement, the family home may have to be sold, your children may be unintentionally disinherited.  As legal professionals we would also encourage younger people to consider making a Will and with an increasingly elderly population the need for a Lasting Power of Attorney is becoming more and more necessary.

Our Wills & Probate Solicitors can help you protect your interests and give you the peace of mind knowing your Estate is taken care of when you pass away.

Please use the menu to the left for more information on the range of services offered by our Wills,Trusts, Tax & Probate team.

Make an appointment at our offices in Oldham, Tameside or North Manchester, or alternatively arrange for a home visit at your convenience.

It is always advisable to use a professional when having your Will drafted. DIY and online Wills often lead to problems for your beneficiaries, as recommended here by the Law Society in a campaign encouraging the use of a solicitor for advice, instead of unregulated providers.

Call us on 0161 785 3500 for a no obligation chat with one of the team or alternatively fill in the enquiry form and we will be in touch.

 

 

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