Wills and Probate
Nelson Myatt Solicitors deal with all aspects of Wills and Probate, from making a will, to administering an estate or contesting a Will.
We can also help you setting up Power of Attorney and or dealing with the Court of Protection.
We pride ourselves on being understanding and helpful, especially with emotional situations that so often come with this kind of work, so please e-mail or ring us to make an appointment.
If you are unable to attend our offices then we can meet you at home or elsewhere.
Probate refers to administering someone’s estate after their death. Usually this will be done by the executors named in the Will, or the next of kin following the rules of intestacy.
We can help with all the legal requirements, guiding you through the process from start to finish. We can tailor the work we do to fit how much you want to do yourself and the circumstances surrounding the estate.
Why not give us a ring to discuss your personal situation with one of our friendly solicitors? Your first discussion is always free.
Making a Will
It is important to make a Will to make sure that the people you choose inherit from your estate.
A will allows you to
- appoint executors to manage your estate - these can be people you trust to do the best job.
- appoint Guardians for your children if they are still young when you die.
- choose who received your personal possessions and money
- ensure that relatives you want to exclude for inheriting do not end up receiving your assets.
As well as helping with how to make a Will, we can also help with estate planning, inheritance tax advice and other issues around planning for the future.
Power of Attorney
Simple Power of Attorney
A simple Power of Attorney is made and used while you are still mentally capable to give someone else a legal right to act on your behalf in some everyday and financial matters. This can be very useful but is limited and can only be used while you have capacity.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) need to be made while you are still mentally capable.
The Property & Financial Affairs forms can then can be used straight away (if you want it to be) but the advantage is that it can continue to be used if you lose your mental capacity in the future.
The Health and Welfare forms can only be used by your attorneys if you are unable to make decisions yourself any more.
We can advise you in detail on the best way to make, draft and register your LPAs to ensure they achieve exactly what you want them to.