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Wills, Estates & Trusts Introduction

Last updated on August 9th, 2022 at 10:52 am

Key Points

  • Making a valid will is the best way to ensure that your money and possessions go where and to whom you intended after your death
  • If you don’t have a will, your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy
  • Probate means the process of dealing with the estate of someone who has died, usually in accordance with the wishes set out in their will
  • Wills can be used to set up tax-efficient trusts and minimise the burden of inheritance tax

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Wills, estates and probate services we can help you with

Nobody really wants to make decisions about what will happen when they die. However, these decisions can be some of the most important ones in your life.

It’s very easy to put off making a will, or putting a trust or lasting power of attorney in place, but by doing so you are protecting your family’s future: making sure that, with as little fuss as possible, your affairs can be taken care of and your money and possessions go where you want them to go when you die.  Read more about the services and advice we offer:

All about your will


How does your marital status affect your will?

Homemade wills and why you should use a solicitor instead

Intestacy rules



Inheritance tax planning

Living wills

Probate and the administration of estates


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Why choose Graysons as your wills, estates or probate solicitors?

Our wills and probate experts have been helping people to plan for the future, dealing with all aspects of wills, trusts, probate and powers of attorney for many years.

    • We don’t offer a ‘one size fits all’ service, but a personal service, tailored to your own circumstance and exact requirements.
    • Some of our specialists are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, which is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trusts, estates and related issues.  Its members are subject to a rigorous code of professional conduct and are the most experienced and senior practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
    • Some of our Sheffield Solicitors are also members of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Meet our wills and probate team.

Contact us now for a free initial discussion about any issue relating to your will, trust or probate.

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