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Wills & Probate

Wills & Probate Solicitors Wakefield, Pontefract & Leeds

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Making a Will is an easy task to overlook - you keep meaning to get round to it or you think “I don’t want to tempt fate” or “I don’t have much to leave so I don’t really need one.”

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If you die without a Will, the assets that you leave will pass to your next of kin according to rules laid down by law. If you make a Will you can decide who should benefit from your estate, make arrangements for your children, and appoint Executors who will be responsible for making sure that your wishes are carried out.

Making a Will is one of the most important decisions you make in your lifetime. By making a Will you can ensure that your financial affairs can be administered with the minimum amount of distress and anxiety to your loved ones. 

A Will allows a person to express their wishes and control how their property is distributed in the event of their death.  For example, if you have a precious piece of jewellery or family heirloom, you can direct to whom it will pass.

Your Wills and Probate Solicitor can help you with

 
Making a Will
 
Advice on Care Home fees & Inheritance Tax
 
Dealing with an estate when a loved one dies
 
Powers of Attorney & Court of Protection applications

How much will it cost?

We are able to offer fixed fees for our most often requested services and an hourly rate for more complex matters.

For full details of all our fixed prices, including probate, please contact us.

Because I am married won’t my estate automatically go to my spouse?

Do not assume this, your assets will be distributed according to the rules laid down by the law

I own half of the house that I share with my wife, can I give my children this in my will?

It depends on whether the house is owned as joint tenants or tenants in common. You also need to consider that your wife may have a claim against your estate if you exclude her from your will. 

Susan Hartley

Susan Hartley

Wills / Trusts
JWP Solicitor

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