Wills and Probate Solicitors in Bridgend

Making a Will

Making a Will is extremely important, but many people put off this task. A will can provide peace of mind and ensure that those you love are provided for even when you are gone. We understand that taking the first steps to make a Will can sometimes be difficult for two main reasons.

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So why do people put off making a will?

Firstly, on practical level it can be hard to decide who you want to include in your will. The decision can be complicated because of family disputes or, because of the diversity of family structures in today’s society. For example, second marriages, step-children and children from previous marriages can add a level of complication. It maybe that there is no family to inherit so it can be difficult to decide which friend, or charity, would be grateful recipients.

Whatever your circumstances, there will be a legal solution that will ensure that everyone you care for is considered when the times comes.

Even if the decision is complicated, it’s important to make a will. Without a will you have no control over who receives your home, money and possessions in the event of your death. The decision will be governed by the Rules of Intestacy which may not reflect your wishes. For example, if you live with a partner but are not married, your partner will not receive anything upon your death if you don’t leave a will.

Secondly, on an emotional level some people find it difficult to think of their own death and the team at RedKite Solicitors fully understand that discussing a will requires sensitivity and compassion. By contacting the team at Redkite Solicitors we can ensure that your wishes are carried out and that your loved ones can grieve without having to deal with the legal and emotional complications that can arise when a person dies without leaving explicit instructions in a will.

In addition to will writing services we can offer advice on;

  • Probate
  • Financial Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Health & Welfare Powers of Attorney
  • Codicils (additions to an existing Will)
  • Court of Protection Deputyship
  • Estate Administration

To discuss writing a will or any of our other services call our office in Bridgend on 01656 661115 or complete our online enquiry form.

Why Choose Redkite Solicitors for Will Writing and Probate Services?

At Redkite our Wills & Probate Solicitors in Bridgend know that a small amount of planning can make a huge difference to you and your family and a little time invested now, can provide huge amounts of peace of mind for the future.

Whether you need help with will writing, probate and estate administration, powers of attorney or court of protection matters our team are on hand to advise and support you throughout the process. We are well connected in the local area and when we need to work with other professionals such as financial advisors, we are happy to do so.

Our approachable and committed team have the expertise you need to create a bespoke document which explicitly lays out your wishes whether this be after your death or, in the event of you becoming incapacitated and unable to look after your own affairs.

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Will Writing

Whatever your circumstances we can advise you on your will and can ensure that your wishes are respected once you are gone. Everyone’s circumstances are different and parents with a young family will have different concerns compared to grandparents who have adult children and grandchildren. Whatever your circumstances we will ensure your will is drafted in such a way that your wishes are clear and concise.

Power of Attorney

A Power of Attorney is when you sign a document which confirms that a specific person has agreed to make decisions for you regarding welfare and financial affairs if you are unable to make them for yourself.  They are there to protect people in the event that they lose capacity and need not be used whilst someone is still able to make decisions for themselves. They help people to safeguard their assets and protect their welfare in the face of degenerative diseases, sudden illness, old age and loss of mental capacity. They can also be used by people who are out of the country for long periods of time and they need someone they trust to have the authority to manage their affairs at home.

If you would like advice on a either a Health and Welfare Power of Attorney or a Property and Finance Power of Attorney (or both) contact our team of experienced solicitors at our Bridgend Office.


The word ‘probate’ is used to describe the legal process involved with distributing the financial assets of an estate after a person has passed away. The process is different depending on whether a valid will was left or not. If a valid will exists, we can help you to apply for a Grant of Probate, or in the absence of a Will, Letters of Administration. Whatever the circumstances our team will guide you through the process with compassion and understanding.

Probate and Estate Administration

If you are the Executor of a will or, in the absence of a will a family member who is the Administrator of an estate, you will be responsible for all the tasks that are required for finalising the estate of the deceased. These tasks are numerous and include the preparation of inheritance tax forms, paying of debts and locating and distributing the estate to beneficiaries. Estate administration can be complex and time consuming and Executors and Administrators are personally liable for any errors made in estate administration. If you would prefer to give that responsibility to a specialist probate solicitor, contact the team at Redkite. We have guided many families from the Bridgend community through the probate process and deliver our advice with both efficiency and empathy.

If you need specialist advice, hands-on assistance and legal support through any aspect of will writing, probate, estate administration or powers of attorney get in touch with our friendly team of will and probate solicitors today. Call our office in Bridgend on  01656 661115 or complete our online enquiry form.

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