Wills, Trusts, Estate & Probate Solicitors in Grantham
Chattertons can help ensure the future is secured for you and your loved ones should the worst happen.
As a leading firm of Wills, Probate, Trusts and Estate solicitors in Grantham, we have been helping individuals, families and businesses, for decades with all types of Wills and probate matters, estate planning and administration, making sure those you love will be properly provided for, when you are gone.
By making a Will, you will ensure your precise wishes will be respected and adhered to after you pass away. By having an up-to-date and legally valid Will in place, you will be making the process of probate and estate administration as simple as possible for your loved ones, when they are facing the upset of a bereavement.
At Chattertons, our dedicated team of Wills solicitors in Grantham can help you with preparing all types of Wills and Will related matters, including:
Our expert Will writing solicitors in Grantham can help you prepare and draft all types of Wills including: Single Wills (for yourself only), Mirror Wills (for you and a spouse or partner) or Living Wills (a medical directive).
Even if you have already made a Will, you will need to review it regularly to ensure it is kept up-to-date. Many changes can happen in your life like moving home, divorcing or separating or having children and grandchildren. For these reasons, we recommend reviewing your Will at regular intervals, every five years to ensure it is still relevant, legally valid and enforceable.
Updating and Amending Wills
If your circumstances or finances change, it can have an impact on your Will. For example, when you divorce, separate or remarry, move home or become parents or grandparents, you may wish to update and amend your Will to match your new circumstances which will ensure it remains current and legally valid.
Chattertons Wills solicitors in Grantham will help you make sure your Will is kept up-to-date and consistent with your current circumstances, giving you the confidence and peace of mind that it continues to be valid and legally binding.
We recommend that you seek advice from one of our expert Will solicitors at Chattertons before making any changes or alterations to your Will to avoid making it invalid or presenting problems to executors.
Issues in Wills
We can advise you on any issues that might arise when making a Will such as guardianship, adoption and divorce and residence issues relating to children.
Chattertons expert estate planning solicitors in Grantham have been helping individuals, families and businesses for many years to secure the future with robust plans that will protect their wealth, property and personal assets by ensuring they are passed on in the most tax efficient way.
We can advise you on the best ways of preserving money and property and help you make the best plans to secure the future for you and your family, in the best way possible.
In particular we can help you with:
Lasting Powers of Attorney or LPA
Our lasting powers of attorney solicitors in Grantham can help you with two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney, including LPAs for Property and Financial Affairs and / or LPAs for Health and Welfare which are the best ways you can make advanced decisions about how your property, financial, health and welfare will be managed in the event that you should lose capacity in the future.
Court of Protection
Our Grantham court of protection solicitors can help you with an urgent application to the Court of Protection for a Deputyship Order, in the event a family member has already lost capacity, which will give you the legal authority to manage their affairs on their behalf.
Care Home Fees
We can advise you on the best ways to protect your wealth and assets from the cost of residential and nursing care home fees.
Inheritance Tax Planning
We can advise you on all aspects of UK taxation including inheritance and capital gains tax planning. Our inheritance tax planning solicitors in Grantham can advise you on the impact of inheritance tax and steps that can be taken to reduce inheritance tax liabilities.
Our specialist trust solicitors in Grantham can advise you on how a trust could benefit you and your family, enabling your wealth and assets to be passed on in the most tax efficient way.
Property gifts and transfers
We can advise you on how much money can be legally gifted or transferred to members of your family without incurring tax.
Our wealth management solicitors in Grantham can advise you on all aspects of wealth management and the best ways you can minimise your tax liabilities and protect your wealth for the future, for you and your family.
For expert estate planning advice in Grantham, or throughout Lincolnshire, get in touch with our Grantham estate planning solicitors now by calling 01476 591550 or requesting a call back.
PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
At Chattertons, our expert team of probate and estate administration solicitors in Grantham have extensive experience in all aspects of probate law.
We have assisted many executors, administrators and families through the probate process, to achieve the quick and efficient administration and distribution of a loved one’s estate, after they have died.
We provide a full range of probate services and can help you with whatever level of support and assistance you need to effectively manage your role and responsibilities as an executor or administrator of a deceased person’s estate, including:
Interpreting a Will
On the passing of a loved one, if you need help understanding or interpreting a Will because the wording is not clear, we can assist you in applying to the Court for a ‘construction’ where the Will is unclear or ambiguous.
Correcting a Will
After the death of a loved one, we can help you with applications to the Court for a ‘rectification’, in the circumstances where there is an error or mistake in a Will that needs correcting. This could include clerical errors, numerical errors or spelling mistakes.
Challenging a Will
If you feel you have been treated unfairly and wrongly left out of a Will, our contentious probate solicitors in Grantham can help you contest a Will and make a claim.
Defending a Will
If you are an executor or administrator facing a challenge or claim, our Will defence solicitors in Grantham can help you defend a Will against a claim.
Grant of Probate & Estate Administration
Following the death of a loved one, our Grantham estate administration solicitors can assist you with applications to the Probate Registry to obtain a Grant of Probate or Grant of Representation where there is an executor nominated in a Will.
No Will & Intestacy
If a relative has passed away without a valid Will, the Laws of Intestacy will apply. If you are a friend or relative of the deceased, our Wills and intestacy solicitors in Grantham can help you apply to the Court for an administrator to appoint who will then be able to manage the estate administration and probate process on behalf of beneficiaries.
Letters of Administration
If a loved one has died and has not left a Will, we can help you with applications to obtain a Letter of Administration from the Court to appoint a suitable administror who will be granted the legal authority to manage the estate and probate of the deceased.
Estate Administration & Distribution
We can assist you with all aspects of estate administration from the selling of property, the sale or transfer of shares or other assets, to collecting outstanding debts, stopping pensions, paying any outstanding debts, bills or taxes and closing bank accounts.
For expert probate and estate administration advice in Grantham, or throughout Lincolnshire, get in touch with our Grantham probate and estate administration solicitors now by calling 01476 591550 or requesting a call back.
CONTACT OUR WILLS, TRUSTS, ESTATE & PROBATE LAWYERS IN GRANTHAM
Whatever your Wills, probate or estate matter, we have the all the necessary expertise to help you create the best plan for the future, so you can have complete confidence and peace of mind that your loved one will be taken care of when you’re gone.