Wills, Probate & Trust

Wills, Probate & Trusts Solicitors – helping you to put your affairs in order

Our Wills,  Probate & Trusts Team at Rothera Sharp work closely with you to ensure your wishes are carried out and your loved ones are properly provided for. A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever put your name to.

And while it’s never too late to seek advice, it’s never too early to start planning.  Our Wills & Probate team can help you with:

  • Making a Will
  • Estate Administration
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Trusts – Creation & Administration

Our experienced solicitors can prepare Wills for every situation, from the simplest Wills for one or two beneficiaries through to complex arrangements setting out your wishes for the most complicated assets.

Probate is the process which gives official recognition to a Will after someone dies. We will act swiftly to obtain the documentation needed to sell or transfer assets. We will pay debts and taxes, and produce a set of accounts and distribute the estate. We can also advise when disputes arise.

Trusts are used to manage assets and help in tax planning. They can preserve private and business assets for your dependants. Rothera Sharp acts for numerous private and public trusts. We can help you set up and administer a trust, and act as trustees if required.

An important consideration nowadays, especially in view of improvements in medical treatment, is the making of a Lasting Power of Attorney – a power which will survive the mental incapacity of the person making it. This can avoid the enormous and expensive difficulties which would otherwise arise in dealing with the property of the incapacitated person, not to mention the distress caused to his or her family.

Why Make A Will?

More information about why you should make a Will and the information you will need to supply can be found on our why make a Will factsheet.

Reviewing Your Will

You should review your Will about every five years and also after any major life change such as getting married, separated or divorced, having a child, and moving house. It is usually best to deal with major changes by writing a new Will.  It is also possible to make minor changes via a codicil.

Will Disputes

If you want advice on challenging a Will or how to fight off a challenge, contact us on 0800 088 6018.

Certainty Wills Register

Rothera Sharp is a founder member of Certainty, the National Wills Register.

If you would like further information or wish to receive advice, contact us now for a free consultation, completely without obligation. Call our Wills, Probate & Trusts lawyers on 0800 088 6280 or email enquiries@rotherasharp.co.uk

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