"There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer." - Eugène Ionesco
We understand that, unfortunately, death is a part of life. Let us help you leave your affairs in order so that you can be sure who will benefit from your estate. Without a will your assets will pass under the intestacy rules prescribed by statute. This will often have undesirable outcomes in terms of who receives your assets and the amount of tax that is paid.
Powleys will help you think carefully about all your options so that you can be sure your loved ones are spared any difficult decisions and disputes by your final act.
At a time when people are living longer, it is equally important that your affairs in old age are properly managed and we can assist you with lasting powers of attorney which prove invaluable in this area. This will avoid the more timely and costly process of applying to the Court of Protection, but we can also assist in this area if necessary.
Our solicitors will take the time to understand your requirements and deal with you in a friendly, approachable manner.
Home visits can usually be arranged where necessary.
If you have lost a loved one, let us help you at this difficult time by guiding you through the process of obtaining the grant of probate or letters of administration and dealing with the tax issues before distributing the assets. Often this involves dealing with competing family interests and raw emotions and can be a particularly difficult thing to do without professional help. We can offer a sympathetic service to deal with such matters efficiently and effectively.
We can also help where there are disputes over wills, including claims by dependants who believe that they have not received proper provision out of the estate.
17 Grove Road
Tel: 01502 581 121