Wills, Probate, Elderly Clients
How long have you been saying you are going to make a will, but still have not got around to it?
Perhaps you are wondering if you really need a will as you believe you have very little to give away on your death.
At PJ Legal we recognise that discussing a will can be difficult. However, it is also something we believe you should seriously consider now.
Do you want to make a gift to anyone other than immediate family?
Would you like to leave a tax free gift to your favourite charity?
Are you keen to ensure that your wishes are carried out?
Do you want to know that your estate, whatever its size, will be properly administered and distributed and funeral expenses met?
How important is it for you to take away the uncertainty for those you leave behind?
Perhaps you want to express wishes that you may not have been able to communicate during your lifetime?
Do you wish to mitigate possible inheritance tax liability on your estate and decide who pays it should tax need to be paid?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions, then making a will should be a priority for you.
So, why do I need a solicitor to make a will?
At PJ Legal we have many years of experience when it comes to drawing up wills designed to protect your wishes and those you care about.
The majority of wills we see are for elderly or frail clients who need protection and expert advice on the gifts they are to make. Without proper legal advice, these might fail if they are not properly executed.
We can help you review your circumstances following a significant change in your life, such as a divorce and we can provide advice on ways to avoid or save paying inheritance tax.
As solicitors like PJ Legal are members of a regulated profession, you can be sure that an expert service is being provided and quality standards are being met at all times.
Our will making service is quick, simple and inexpensive and we offer free storage of your will in a fireproof safe. Speak to our team today and get immediate peace of mind.
Do I Need a Power of Attorney?
Have you thought about what would happen if you became unable to look after yourself due to an accident or old age? Who would take over your responsibilities and make decisions for you?
Making provision for a Power of Attorney is often overlooked, but it is just as important as making a will.
At PJ Legal we can help you put all the necessary legal steps in place to protect you and give you complete peace of mind.
You can even make a Lasting Power of Attorney to protect you if you should become incapable of managing your affairs and it is too late to make a Power of Attorney.
This can be tailored to meet your individual needs. It might be financial and specific to certain property or it could be more general in its terms, relating to decisions about your personal welfare.
With our expert help you can easily instruct one or more attorneys to act singly or jointly on your behalf.
Probate and Administration of Estate
We can assist with dealing in the estate administration. Depending on the complexity of the estate, we can offer either fixed fees or charge for work done (see our probate fixed fees). We are a partner of Fusion Legal, a support and referrals network and have access to a wide range of specialist knowledge
Making payment easier
- Wills - £150.00 plus VAT/£250.00 plus VAT for "mirror" Wills for a couple.
- General Power of Attorney- £75.00 plus VAT;
- Lasting Powers of Attorney (Health & Welfare and Property & Affairs)- preparation and registration of LPA £250.00 plus VAT (each power). Registration of each Power with the Office of the Public Guardian will attract a Court fee of £110.00 per LPA and professional capacity certificate providers will charge between £50 to £100 (if applicable).
- Deputy applications- £850 plus vat plus Gp capacity certificate fee £90 Approx) and court fee £400
When dealing with applications for probate and estate administration and in suitable cases we may be able to offer you a credit facility with Lime Finance, which will pay for our costs and disbursements. The loan must be repaid in full within 2 years or earlier when the matter completes All you need to pay is interest on your loan balance at 1.5% per month.
Please contact us today if you require any additional information on our pricing structure; we are here to help.