It’s hard to imagine what life will be like after you’ve gone and most of us try not to think about it but, for those who are left behind, that can cause even more heartbreak.
Taking advice now could be the difference between ensuring your affairs are left exactly as you would want them, and that your loved ones are fully taken care of or leaving those closest to you in a potentially uncertain and distressing situation.
Here at Redkite Solicitors, we believe a little planning goes a long way. With dedicated support from our team of specialist Wills and probate solicitors, you can gain the peace of mind that, following your death, your estate will be distributed according to your exact wishes, saving your loved ones’ time and stress.
Why choose Redkite Solicitors for wills and probate?
Probably the most important thing you can do for your family during your lifetime is plan to make sure they are cared for after your death. Despite this over half of the UK adult population still have no valid Will in place. By simply making an appointment with one of our specialists, you can gain the peace of mind that your estate will be dealt with according to your requests.
When it comes to making a Will or winding up an estate, each situation is unique. That’s why our experts will always tailor our advice specifically to suit your individual needs. So, whether you are a business owner, an executive, a homeowner, a new parent or you have significant financial assets, our solicitors will consider your individual wishes and needs and deliver advice that serves you best.
When a situation calls for additional advice, we will liaise with specialist counsel, accountants and independent financial advisers in order to achieve the best solution for you and your loved ones.
Over the last 100 years, our dedicated team of Wills and probate solicitors have helped members of our local community to protect their interests and make provisions for their loved ones through the creation of a Will. We always try to keep things simple and straightforward; from the drafting of your Will through to estate administration.
How can our Wills and probate solicitors help you?
Our team is friendly and approachable whilst being technically adept and highly professional. Our costs are realistic and always transparent.
Our areas of expertise include:
- Wills & Codicils
- Estate Administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection Deputyship
If you can’t reach us for some reason and need us to come to you, just get in touch with one of our team who will be happy to come to see you at home, in hospital, wherever is convenient to you.
Wills and Probate FAQ
Why do I need a Will?
A Will is one of the most important legal documents you can create; why? Because without one, you will not be able to guarantee that your chosen beneficiaries will see any inheritance from your estate.
With no valid Will in place, your estate will passes to the state to decide who gets a share in your wealth.
Creating a Will is a way of ensuring that sufficient provisions have been made for your loved ones, and that following your death, your assets will be distributed as you would like them to be.
How long does estate administration take?
Typically, estate administration takes between six to nine months to complete. However, the entire probate process can vary in the length of time taken depending on the circumstances surrounding the estate. For example, if an estate involves some complex elements, the distribution of assets may take slightly longer. If the instructions in the Will have led to a dispute between beneficiaries or relatives, this will also slow the process and will need to be resolved before any assets can be distributed.
If you think there may be complexities in the estate you are responsible for, it’s a good idea to get in touch with an expert Wills and probate solicitor. This will allow you to have a legal safety net to fall back on, should matters get too complicated or tensions between family members arise.
For specialist advice and practical assistance from a legal team you can trust, get in touch with a member of our team today.