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WILLS

A Will is a clear set of instructions left to your Executors to distribute your belongings and property in accordance with your wishes. If you do not make a Will, the Rules of Intestacy apply and this may mean that the distribution of your estate will not be as you would have intended.

A Will is the most important document you will make in your lifetime and it is vital that this is prepared by a legal specialist who is familiar with your circumstances. Throughout your lifetime your circumstances will change and a Will ensures that your last wishes are carried out giving you peace of mind.

WHAT WE WILL DO+ WHAT WE WILL DO-


When making your Will we will:

  • - Take your instructions
  • - Advise you on Inheritance Tax issues in relation to your property and estate should this be relevant, including asset protection arrangements
  • - Perpare a draft Will for your approval
  • - Witness the execution of the Will
  • - Store your Will free of charge in our office safes and send you a copy of your Will for your records
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER+ WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER-

There are many aspects to consider when putting a Will together such as who to appoint as Executors, should there be separate Trustees to administer any Trust for children, do you need to appoint Guardians for any infant children, and who you wish to leave your Estate to.

REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL+ REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL-

You should make a point of reviewing your Will every few years or so. You may have additional children or grandchildren you want to add to your Will or your circumstances may of course change.

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We also assist with Living Wills (also known as Advance Decisions) which enable you to express your wishes to refuse medical treatment in the future. Please contact Gill Collins for further guidance on Living Wills.

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PROBATE AND ESTATE ADMINISTRATION

Where a person dies, a Personal Representative, usually the Executor named in the Will, has to deal with the Estate (money, property and possessions left by the deceased) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing the Estate to those entitled to it. The Personal Representative dealing with the Estate will often have been appointed by the Deceased as an Executor in the Will.

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WHAT WE WILL DO+ WHAT WE WILL DO-

When making your Will we will:

  • - Take your instructions
  • - Advise you on Inheritance Tax issues in relation to your property and estate should this be relevant, including asset protection arrangements
  • - Perpare a draft Will for your approval
  • - Witness the execution of the Will
  • - Store your Will free of charge in our office safes and send you a copy of your Will for your records
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER+ WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER-

There are many aspects to consider when putting a Will together such as who to appoint as Executors, should there be separate Trustees to administer any Trust for children, do you need to appoint Guardians for any infant children, and who you wish to leave your Estate to.

REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL+ REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL-

You should make a point of reviewing your Will every few years or so. You may have additional children or grandchildren you want to add to your Will or your circumstances may of course change.

OUR WILLS TEAM+ OUR WILLS TEAM-

Our Wills Team includes:

  • - Gill Collins
  • - Simon Kenning
  • - Kathryn Thorpe
  • - Emily Jordan
  • - Peggy Custance
  • - Karen Carver

Click here to view our Wills Fees

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TAX PLANNING AND TRUSTS

Where a person dies, a Personal Representative, usually the Executor named in the Will, has to deal with the Estate (money, property and possessions left by the deceased) by collecting in all the money, paying any debts and distributing the Estate to those entitled to it. The Personal Representative dealing with the Estate will often have been appointed by the Deceased as an Executor in the Will.
 

WHAT WE WILL DO+ WHAT WE WILL DO-

When making your Will we will:

  • - Take your instructions
  • - Advise you on Inheritance Tax issues in relation to your property and estate should this be relevant, including asset protection arrangements
  • - Perpare a draft Will for your approval
  • - Witness the execution of the Will
  • - Store your Will free of charge in our office safes and send you a copy of your Will for your records
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER+ WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER-

There are many aspects to consider when putting a Will together such as who to appoint as Executors, should there be separate Trustees to administer any Trust for children, do you need to appoint Guardians for any infant children, and who you wish to leave your Estate to.

REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL+ REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL-

You should make a point of reviewing your Will every few years or so. You may have additional children or grandchildren you want to add to your Will or your circumstances may of course change.

OUR WILLS TEAM+ OUR WILLS TEAM-

Our Wills Team includes:

  • - Gill Collins
  • - Simon Kenning
  • - Kathryn Thorpe
  • - Emily Jordan
  • - Peggy Custance
  • - Karen Carver

Click here to view our Wills Fees

CALL US NOW: 01903 775 051       EMAIL US NOW       ONLINE ENQUIRY

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document which authorises another person (or persons) to act on behalf of an individual with regard to his or her property and financial affairs and help them make a decision regarding their health and welfare.

There are two types of LPA that can be made:

  1. Property and Financial Affairs
  2. Health and Welfare


Many people put in place both types of LPA, however, this is not essential and will depend upon your personal preference.

Lasting Powers of Attorney have replaced the Enduring Powers of Attorney and are mainly intended to come into effect where someone has or is losing their mental capacity. We advise everyone, especially those approaching old age, to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY+ LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY-

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:- Property & Financial Affairs; and Health & Welfare. These have replaced the Enduring Power of Attorney and it is mainly intended to come into effect where someone has or is losing their mental capacity. We advise everyone, especially those approaching old age, to consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney.

WHAT WE WILL DO+ WHAT WE WILL DO-

When making your Will we will:

  • - Taking your instructions and providing relevant advice and guidance
  • - Drafting documents
  • - Providing certificate necessary for each document
  • - Applying to register at the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)
  • - Providing two certified copies of each LPA for your use
  • - Storing the original LPAs in our strong room at no additional cost
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER+ WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER-

Before you make a Lasting Power of Attorney you should consider who you would want to act as your attorney(s). You may wish to choose your spouse or partner, another family member or a friend. You can also appoint a professional attorney such as a solicitor. Whoever you decide, you should discuss the role with them and ensure that they are comfortable being an attorney.

OUR LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY TEAM+ OUR LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY TEAM-

Our Lasting Powers of Attorney Team includes:

  • - Gill Collins
  • - Judith Simmonds
  • - Simon Kenning
  • - Kathryn Thorpe
  • - Zoe Oliver
  • - Emily Jordan
  • - Peggy Custance
  • - Karen Carver

Click here to view our Wills Fees

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COURT OF PROTECTION

If someone has not made a Lasting Power of Attorney and now lacks the mental capacity to do so, the only alternative is to make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed as a Deputy so that you can either deal with the person’s Property and Financial Affairs, or Health & Welfare, or both.
 

WHAT WE WILL DO+ WHAT WE WILL DO-

When making your Will we will:

  • - Take your instructions
  • - Advise you on Inheritance Tax issues in relation to your property and estate should this be relevant, including asset protection arrangements
  • - Perpare a draft Will for your approval
  • - Witness the execution of the Will
  • - Store your Will free of charge in our office safes and send you a copy of your Will for your records
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER+ WHAT YOU NEED TO CONSIDER-

There are many aspects to consider when putting a Will together such as who to appoint as Executors, should there be separate Trustees to administer any Trust for children, do you need to appoint Guardians for any infant children, and who you wish to leave your Estate to.

REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL+ REVIEWING AND CHANGING YOUR EXISTING WILL-

You should make a point of reviewing your Will every few years or so. You may have additional children or grandchildren you want to add to your Will or your circumstances may of course change.

OUR COURT OF PROTECTION TEAM+ OUR COURT OF PROTECTION TEAM-

Our Court of Protection Team includes:

  • - Gill Collins
  • - Judith Simmonds
  • - Kathryn Thorpe
  • - Zoe Oliver
  • - Emily Jordan
  • - Peggy Custance

Click here to view our Wills Fees

CALL US NOW: 01903 775 051       EMAIL US NOW       ONLINE ENQUIRY

 

 
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Woodlands Chamber
78 Woodlands Avenue
Rustington
Littlehampton
West Sussex
BN16 3EZ

Our office is easily accessible with Rustington's main car park opposite us. Wheelchair access is also available at the office however we are also happy to visit you at home for appointments.

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