Wills & Probate Solicitors Dursley

In order to ensure that your affairs remain as you wish and that your loved ones are taken care of as per your wishes, it is crucially important that you seek the required legal advice when preparing and writing a Will.  A Will will allow you to clearly detail your wishes regarding your properties and possessions, upon your passing.

 

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Why choose Redkite Solicitors?

Our specialist Wills & Probate team at Redkite Solicitors in Dursley agree that a little preparation can go a long way. You will have peace of mind through our dedicated support in ensuring your exact wishes, after passing are fulfilled.

It is imperative that you make time to meet a solicitor and prepare a legally binding Will. When an individual passes away without having left clear instructions and plans, families will deal both with the pain of the bereavement and with the subsequent legal issues. No-one wants their loved ones to mourn and, at the same time, to cope with confusion and intense financial tension.

 For more than a century, we have helped people write their Wills and plan their futures. Our approachable and committed team have the expertise you need to create a bespoke Will that explicitly lays out your wishes, one which is both legally binding and challenging.

What our clients say

I was very pleased with the courtesy of the ladies who attended to my requests and particularly so at the time when I had my accident – they were extremely helpful.

Paul James' support has been invaluable in effectively progressing key contractual requirements. His knowledge and expertise in contract and procurement matters is exceptional. Would not hesitate to engage Paul's services again in future should the requirement and opportunity arise.” (dated March 2017).

The reason I used Redkite is that most solicitors don’t have the area of expertise that I required.

Redkite have provided assistance through several particularly difficult issues. Their advice has been professional, thorough and specifically tailoured to the needs of our business. The staff are approachable, knowledgeable and realistic in the advice they provide.

Redkite were recommended to me and I would do the same, fantastic service.

I have to say that everyone I have come into contact with from the receptionists to the solicitors have always been excellent. The advice I have been given formally and informally has always been clear and concise which is always a weight off your mind when you are dealing with the affairs of your loved ones.

The Redkite Solicitors team are professional and polite with highly accessible services. If you are unable to visit our offices, we will schedule a visit to your home or hospital. Our team can advise you on:

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

Contact us today to speak to one of our specialist Wills and Probate solicitors who can advise you on the best way forward.

Call us on 01453 547 221 or a complete online enquiry form.

Why you should have a will

Quite simply you need a valid legally binding Will, so you can be confident that the things that you have worked  hard for your whole life are going to those who have been most important to you in your life!

To give you peace of mind, our devoted team at Redkite Solicitors are prepared to offer professional advice on Wills and Probate, Tax Planning and Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. With arrangements in motion, you will be assured that your final wishes will be met.

Everyone is unique, and every Will and the estate is going to be very different. We ensure that our professional advice is tailored to the needs of each client. No matter what your particular circumstances are, your individual interests are of utmost importance to us and ultimately, what is best for you and your family.

Whether you are the head of a family business, a parent or a homeowner, or someone with substantial assets, the advice is given by Redkite Solicitors is tailored to your specific situation.

Powers of Attorney

Our dedicated team at Redkite Solicitors believes in planning ahead of time. In the face of old age, degenerative diseases, unexpected illness and loss of mental capacity, we help clients secure their assets and safeguard their welfare. Powers of Attorney are also created for individuals who will be out of the country for a long period, or in the armed forces.

Deputyship

Our professional experts put significant emphasis on helping our clients during the most difficult periods in their lives. With a team of dedicated solicitors, you will have the peace of mind knowing your loved one’s financial affairs and general welfare will be protected.

Contact our specialist legal team and get advice and practical assistance in preparing your bespoke will.

Call us on 01453 547 221 or a complete online enquiry form.

Wills and Probate FAQs

Does everyone need a Will?

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Yes. A Will sets out your final desires and states whether you want any assets divided between your beneficiaries. Without a valid Will it is the government's responsibility to make decisions, so the things you've worked soo hard for will end up with a relative you've never met, rather than who you'd like to inherit your estate.

What is a valid Will?

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A Will is not valid unless it has been signed; however, there are certain rules about signing the Will that must be observed to ensure it is valid. One example is that a witness cannot be a beneficiary of the Will. It is important to know these rules and adhere to them, otherwise, the whole of the Will could be found invalid or the contents challenged

Who are the Executors of the Will?

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The Will outlines the names of the people who will comply with your desires and manage the estate. Their role is to ensure that the beneficiaries receive any payments, such as outstanding electric bills and funeral costs, through their submission and reimbursement of the estate. Such men are called executors as they execute the orders.

What is Probate?

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Probate is the term for the entire process of handling an individual's assets after the individual has passed. Based on factors such as the estate, whether there are investors and the number of beneficiaries of the Will, the procedure will be different.

There are a number of steps that are common to every probate process including:
• Identify all the estate’s assets and debts.
• Apply to the Probate Registry for a Grant of Probate either online or by post. Alternatively, a solicitor or probate specialist can be appointed to do this for you.
• Complete an inheritance tax return. If there is any tax due, pay this out of the estate.
• On receipt of the Grant of Probate, repay any outstanding debts and distribute the estate to beneficiaries as instructed in the Will.

How Long Does Probate Take?

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The scale and complexity of the estate and the Will depend on this. The average probate period for a valid Will and a clear estate is approximately six to nine months. Unfortunately, conflicts sometimes occur. If required, the solicitor may carry over the management of the estate completely.

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