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:
- What is a will?
- Are all wills valid?
- Do I need a will?
- What are the benefits of having a will?
- Why should I use a solicitor to make a will?
- How do I make a will?
- How will Graysons help?
- What should I think about when making a will?
- I’ve made a will. Should I update it?
- What if I change my mind after I’ve made a will?
- Where should I keep my will?
- Should I keep an additional copy of my will?
- I suspect fraud in the case of a will. What should I do?
- What is a no contest clause?
- What are the places a will could be stored?
- Should I tell people where my will is kept?
- How do I know if a will has gone to probate?
- What is intestacy?
- What are the rules of intestacy?
- Who would receive an inheritance under the rules of intestacy?
- What does dying intestate actually mean for you?
- I’m single with no children, why does making a will matter?
- Who would not receive an inheritance?
- In what situation will my estate go to the government?
- Can the intestacy rules be challenged?
- What happens if a will is later found after the estate has been distributed according to the intestacy rules?
- What if a will is found to be invalid?
- How does dying intestate affect any property owned?
- What happens if the person who died intestate still has outstanding debts or liabilities (like a mortgage) to settle?
- What is partial intestacy?
- When someone dies without a will, what if they weren’t divorced but they were granted a judicial separation from their partner?
- How long does it take to administer the estate of someone who dies intestate?
- What if someone dies intestate and their children are still minors?
- What are the fees and costs involved in intestacy?
- If an heir or beneficiary is estranged when someone dies intestate, does it matter?
- How can an estate be protected?
- What is probate?
- What will I do if I am a personal representative?
- When is a grant of representation needed?
- You don’t normally need to obtain a grant when…
- How can Graysons help you apply for probate?
- What is the probate registry?
- How long does it take to be granted probate?
- What is an executor?
- I am an executor but I can’t or don’t want to deal with an estate.
- What is the grant of representation?
- What is a probate certificate?
- Who can apply for probate?
- What are the time limits on applying for probate?
- What does a grant of probate cost?
- Can probate be granted before someone’s death?
- What different types of probate can be granted?
- Who administers an estate?
- What’s involved in administering an estate?
You may also be interested in our services for older people, such as:
- Residential care planning
- Lasting powers of attorney
- Estate planning
Why choose Graysons as your wills, estates or probate solicitors?
- 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 specialists are also members of Solicitors for the Elderly.
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Contact us now for a free initial discussion about any issue relating to your will, trust or probate.