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Wills, Trusts + Probate
Helping you create a lasting legacy
Whether you’re preparing for the future, or dealing with a loved one’s estate, our experienced team of experts can support you.
Many people find making a Will emotionally difficult. It’s easy to put off until another day. In fact, if you have delayed making a Will, you are not alone; over 70% of the population in England and Wales do not have a Will in place.
Your Will is one of the most important financial documents you’ll ever write, which is why our specialist Will solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire will work with you to prepare a Will that reflects your wishes and is legally enforceable.
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We will even securely store your Will for you, for free.
Of course, a Will holds most significance after the holder’s death. If your loved one has passed away, we offer sensitive and tactful advice to executors and administrators on all aspects of the probate process. Our experienced probate lawyers can assist you with paperwork, from applying for probate through to full estate planning and administration. We can also act as executors.
Our complete range of services include:
- Making or changing a Will
- Setting up + administering trusts
- Estate Planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Advice to the elderly
Get in touch with our Wills, Trusts + Probate solicitors in Bristol
To speak to our specialist Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Bristol, contact us on 0117 325 2929 or complete our online enquiry form. Alternatively, click here to request a fee estimate for our Will writing and LPA services.
Our Wills, Trusts + Probate services
We offer a comprehensive Wills, estate planning and probate service for people all over the South West from our offices in Bristol.
Our Wills solicitors have extensive experience in preparing Wills for a wide range of clients, including those with relatively straightforward estates and those requiring more complex provisions.
When creating or updating your Will, it is essentially that this is done in a legally sound way to ensure your wishes will be respected. Our Wills team can help you consider all of your options for planning your estate and providing for your loved ones and ensure that these are set up in the correct way.
When a loved one passes away, dealing with their estate can be time-consuming and stressful at a point when you are already dealing with a highly difficult situation. If you have been named as the executor of a loved one’s Will, or if they have died without leaving a Will, we can help you manage the process and take much of the stress, confusion and hard work out of the equation.
Our probate lawyers can help you manage the entire probate process, including obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, dealing with property and other assets that are part of the estate and handling inheritance tax. We tailor our level of help to your needs, to make dealing with probate as painless as possible.
Trusts can be extremely useful as a way of protecting your assets and ensuring your loved ones are taken care of in the future. Our trusts solicitors can advise you on everything related to planning and administering trusts, helping you to choose the right options for your requirements.
Our estate planning solicitors can advise you on the most tax efficient ways to plan your estate, offering practical solutions that let you take advantage of all of your legal options for reducing the tax liability of your estate.
Where you are concerned that you may become unable to effectively manage your own affairs, we can help set up a Lasting Power of Attorney, giving a trusted friend, family member or professional the legal power to make decisions on your behalf.
Where a loved one no longer has the capacity to manage their own affairs and has not put in place a Lasting Power of Attorney, we can help you apply to the Court of Protection for the right to manage their affairs for them.
Acting as professional executors
Many people choose to name us as one of the executors of their Will. You can name up to four executors and most people choose at lease two. By naming a solicitor as an executor, you ensure there will be someone with legal expertise involved to make the process go smoothly. This also means there will definitely be someone to act as the executor if your other named persons are unwilling or unable to do so.
Disputes over Wills and other inheritance issues are unfortunately all too common. Our inheritance disputes solicitors can support and represent you with a wide range of inherence issues, including contesting a Will, defending against a challenge to a Will or representing your interests where a loved one has died intestate.
Advice to the elderly + vulnerable
We offer a comprehensive advice service for the elderly and vulnerable people to ensure their needs are taken care of and that their wishes are respected. Many of our team have specialist training in dealing with and representing the interests of elderly and vulnerable people, allowing us to make sure their best interests are protected at all times.
Our Wills, Trusts + Probate expertise
Our Wills, probate and estate planning solicitors help a wide range of clients plan for the future and deal with the estates of loved ones who have passed away. We understand how sensitive these issues can be, so offer a supportive, practical approach, taking as much stress and confusion as possible out of the equation.
Our Wills, Trusts and Probate team is based in Bristol and South Gloucestershire, but we regularly work with clients throughout the South West. We aim to be as easy to access as possible and are happy to speak to you face-to-face, over the phone or via email. To make handling your affairs as convenient as possible, we are happy to visit you in your home, nursing home or in hospital.
Many of our team are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) or Solicitors for the Elderly, and several hold the STEP Advanced Certificate in advising vulnerable clients. This means we have the skills and experience to ensure your wishes are correctly represented in your Will and other aspects of planning your estate.
We have a strong reputation for providing exceptional customer service to our clients, as demonstrated by the fact that over 70% of our business comes via referrals from existing clients. We are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, reflecting the strength of our practice management and customer care.
Contact our Wills, Trusts + Probate lawyers in Bristol
If you need to write or update your Will, or you want professional advice about dealing with the affairs of someone who has died, you can speak to our Wills and probate solicitors in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.