Our wills, probate and trusts solicitors in Watford are here to help you plan for the future, whatever it may hold.
Life is full of twists and turns which can affect us and those we love and care about. Taking steps now to plan for the future can help to ensure that, whatever life throws at you, your family are supported and your wishes are respected. Making a will and creating a power of attorney are just two ways in which you can make life easier for you and your family in the event of your death or loss of mental capacity. You can also set up a trust to protect money left to children or other vulnerable beneficiaries, make an advanced decision so that doctors are clear about whether you would like to receive life sustaining treatment, and you can organise your affairs in the most tax efficient way possible while still ensuring you can afford the cost of long term care.
At Hancock Quins Solicitors in Watford, our wills, probate and trust solicitors are here to guide you through the steps you can take during your lifetime to protect your interests and those of your family. They are also on hand to help after your death when the practicalities of dealing with your estate need to be addressed. If someone in your family has lost mental capacity, we can help to make an application to the Court of Protection so that someone can be appointed to act on their behalf.
How Hancock Quins Solicitors can help
Our dedicated wills, trusts and probate lawyers can help with:
- the preparation of a new will, minor changes to existing wills (known as codicils) and the creation of a letter of wishes to explain the decisions you have made;
- setting up a trust and managing this through trust administration;
- inheritance tax planning;
- creating lasting powers of attorney for the management of your property and financial affairs and your health and welfare;
- registering enduring powers of attorney created before 1 October 2007;
- drafting an advanced decision concerning life-sustaining treatment;
- putting in place arrangements to help plan for the cost of residential or nursing home fees;
- apply to the Court of Protection for a loved one who has lost mental capacity, including the appointment of a deputy, applications by a trustee, requests for the making of a gift or the creation of a statutory will;
- applying for probate and undertaking estate administration;
- explaining the rules of intestacy when a loved one dies without a will;
- varying a will where the beneficiaries agree that this is necessary; and
- dealing with the payment of tax, including deferred payment arrangements with HMRC in respect of inheritance tax.
If you are unable to travel to see us at our offices in Watford due to ill health or mobility issues, then we can arrange an appointment to visit you at home or in a hospital or care home.