Private Client Services (Wills & Probate)

Life changes and none of us can be sure what the future holds.

Family assets, no matter how modest, need to be protected to provide security in retirement and eventually be passed onto your chosen heirs without delay.

Our specialists will guide you through the considerations in all areas of Wills and probate.

In addition to assuring your financial affairs are in good order, proper planning can reduce the likelihood of family disagreements and ensure taxation in your lifetime and on your estate is minimised.

 

Wills

A Will is usually simple and inexpensive to draft and we encourage all our clients to have one prepared. It saves time, money and distress for your next of kin to have clear instructions regarding your wishes. On receipt of your instructions we can prepare your Will quickly and effectively.

Unlike Will Writing organisations, we only have qualified lawyers preparing our clients’ Wills. In addition, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

The vast majority of our clients want us to retain their original Wills and codicils. We are able to supply them with copies. This option takes away the concern of misplacing or inadvertently defacing, marking or destroying the originals and unlike banks and other institutions we do not make an annual charge for this secure storage facility.

Coupled with this facility DF Legal LLP are founding members of the Law Society endorsed ‘Certainty’ scheme which provides invaluable information about the storage of your Will and ensuring that when the time comes your wishes are respected.

We understand that every three years or so things can change, therefore we invite you to contact us to arrange a free Wills review meeting.

DF Legal LLP offers a comprehensive service for writing Wills, inheritance tax planning matters, Wills storage and reviews.

So whether you would like to create a Will or explore the issues a little deeper, call us today on 0800 161 5788 to have a chat with one of our specialist solicitors.

Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection

Caring for people with Alzheimer’s and dementia related conditions is, unfortunately, an increasing challenge in our society. Planning ahead is, therefore, more important than ever.

A Lasting Power of Attorney can be invaluable in allowing you to appoint another person(s) to deal with some or all of your financial and welfare decisions when you may not wish or be able to deal with them yourself.

Probate

Probate is the process by which the deceased’s executors gain authority to handle the deceased’s assets in accordance with their Wills – where there is no Will we can help the family obtain Letters of Administration.

We provide you with the expertise and support to meet your duties as an executor or administrator. We will guide you through the legal process and help you to overcome any complications.

On the death of a relative or friend, we can help in fully explaining the terms of the Will, the procedures and tax issues involved. We can deal with all the paperwork and tax on your behalf. We have specialists who will deal with the administration of the estate in a sensible, caring and cost-effective way, keeping you regularly informed.

If you want to do as much of the administration as possible yourself, we can provide a helping hand from time to time, as required.

We are proud to have secured the services of a Barrister who specialises in Private Client and works exclusively for DF Legal LLP. The Team at DF Legal LLP will ensure that you get the best possible advice right from the start of your case.
Please call us now to discuss your needs.

E-mail the Wills & Probate Department