Although this is a difficult topic for many people to think about, it is generally very sensible to consider what impact your own passing away will have on your family and friends. We can assist you in making a sensible and simple Will which provides for your family or those closest to you.
We take time at R Gordon Roberts Laurie and Co to identify your personal circumstances and to tailor our advice accordingly. We are also able to advise you on more complex issues such as Inheritance Tax planning, Trusts and Gifts to charities.
If one of your family members has recently passed away we can also assist in taking all the necessary legal steps. In some estates, there can be very important calculations in matters that arise as a result of death, for example calculations of Inheritance Tax liability if and when it arises along with applying exemptions and reliefs. We can also attend to the transfer of assets and ensuring that assets are dealt with correctly.
Where someone has died without making a Will we can advise relatives in relation to intestacy and how the property of a deceased relative should be distributed.
We can also advise and represent you in difficult situations when the death of a close relative has caused a dispute regarding their affairs. Some Wills can be challenged in certain circumstances. If you have any concerns about an estate we would aim to give you clear and comprehensive advice at the outset and represent you if Court proceedings become necessary.