Working closely with you and your loved ones, our Private Client solicitors can ensure that everything is clearly outlined and steadfastly in place for a future time when you are no longer here. With a vast wealth of combined knowledge, our specialists can assist you in the creation of a will, establishment of trusts, appointing powers of attorney, manage inheritance tax planning and much more.
Our aim is to provide peace of mind to both you and your family that the future will be taken care of in the way you want. Everything can be customised to your exact requirements no matter how unique you feel your situation may be. If you are unsure how you would like to proceed or what your options are, just an initial exploratory discussion with one of our experts will give you far greater clarity on the world of opportunities available to you.
Our private client lawyers are on hand to assist with:
- making a will;
- drafting a letter of wishes, to deal with things like funeral arrangements;
- preparation of a lasting power of attorney for the management of your financial affairs and to cover decisions concerning your health and welfare;
- preparation of a business power of attorney to cover the management of your business interests;
- creating an advanced decision confirming whether you wish to receive life-sustaining treatment if you become seriously ill;
- applying to the Court of Protection for permission to deal with a loved one’s affairs if no power of attorney has been made;
- establishing a trust to protect the inheritance of your children, spouse, partner or other beneficiaries;
- making decisions if you have been asked to act as a trustee for someone else;
- acting as a professional trustee on your behalf;
- planning for the payment of care home fees and other long-term care costs, particularly for elderly clients;
- tax planning
- applying for a grant of probate to enable your money and property to be distributed in accordance with your will, or under the rules of intestacy where no will exists
- assisting those appointed in your will, or under the rules of intestacy, in dealing with your affairs and your estate.
Our teams can also help your family posthumously with disputes or challenges to a will if there is question concerning its validity. For instance, this could be due to the perceived mental capacity of the will holder at the time of writing, suspicion of unwanted outside influencers or the possibility of unfair pressure being seen to have been applied from a third party.
Advising families throughout Tenterden, Kent and beyond
We have offices in Tenterden, Chatham, Tonbridge, Maidstone and Gravesend where we can meet you to discuss your requirements.
We can also offer meetings at your home, in hospital or in a care facility, or via Skype where appropriate.
An initial appointment to discuss your requirements can be arranged from £150 plus VAT. After that we can agree funding arrangements to suit your budget.