Wills and Probate Solicitors in Porthcawl

Will Writing Services

At Redkite Solicitors we believe that writing a will does two very important things. Firstly, writing a will ensures your wishes regarding your money, your possessions and your property are carried out in the event of your death. Secondly, a will that stipulates the exact details of your wishes, can make life much simpler for the family and friends you leave behind.

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Redkite solicitors can write a will to suit any circumstances. We can draft wills to handle complex situations where large estates are involved that involve property and assets in the UK and abroad or, much simpler wills. Wills which are a perfect fit for individuals or families who have straight-forward requirements.

It’s unfortunate that many people put off writing a will until it’s too late because, in addition to ensuring that you wishes are respected, leaving a will has other benefits. With effective planning, a will can also make sure your loved ones are provided for in a tax-efficient way by minimising inheritance liabilities. You can appoint legal guardians for any children who are still minor, set up trusts or make gifts to charities and ensure gifts of personal items are left to the right people. You can also name people you trust to act as Executors of the will, people who will ensure your wishes respected.

It is often too late but it is never too soon to create a will. We can create wills that are flexible and adapt to changing circumstances by inserting will clauses to address live events such as marriage or divorce and the birth of children or grandchildren.

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

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

For information on any of our services call our office in Porthcawl on 01656 782070 or complete our online enquiry form.

Why Choose Redkite Solicitors for Will Writing and Probate Services?

A small amount of planning can make a huge difference to you and your family. At Redkite Solicitors our Wills & Probate Solicitors in Porthcawl will listen to your wishes and address any concerns, talk you through all the legal options clearly without using legal jargon before drafting your will.

We apply this approach to any of our services 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.

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Will Writing

A well drafted will can only be produced when an experienced solicitor has taken the time to get to know you and your individual circumstances so they understand your situation. When you instruct Redkite Solicitors we aim to build a strong working relationship with you which will allow us to provide advice that is tailored to your unique requirements and personal objectives.

Power of Attorney

A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document, which gives someone else the power to make decisions on your behalf. There are two types

  • Health and Welfare Power of Attorney
  • Property and Financial Affairs Power of Attorney

If for any reason you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself because of illness or injury your family does not have the automatic right to take over the management of your personal affairs. To obtain this right they need to apply to the Court of Protection which can be a long and costly process. To avoid this scenario a lasting power of attorney can help to protect your assets by giving control to someone you trust should the circumstances require it. They are often used when people are getting older and less capable or, when there is a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimers.

For more information on the pros and cons of creating a Power of Attorney, talk to our specialist team at Redkite Solicitors.

Probate and Estate Administration

When someone dies their estate (property, money, possessions) needs to be finalised. This will involve obtaining either a Grant of Probate if there is a valid will or, a Letters of Administration in the absence of a will. The process involves collating all information and valuations for the estate, dealing with HMRC and any tax liabilities and numerous other tasks. It can be a time consuming and complex task and if mistakes are made, Executors or Administrators can be held personally liable. This is why the team of probate solicitors at Redkite are here to help and we can take away the task and the liability risk.

At Redkite Law we offer advice and support for all types of estate, both simple and complex, and seamlessly manage the process on your behalf.  We will liaise with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), complete the appropriate HMRC forms and complete all documentation relating to inheritance tax. We can also collect in assets and settle all liabilities and then deal with the distribution of the estate.

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 probate solicitors today. Call our office in Porthcawl on 01656 782070 or complete our online enquiry form.

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