We all want to plan for the future and making a will is one of the simplest steps you can take to ensure your family is provided for. Whether you want to make a will yourself, help an elderly relative or manage a deceased family member’s estate, our team of experts are on hand to help. We understand how difficult it can be to make these arrangements, and our friendly, professional solicitors will explain each stage of the process without any jargon.
At Cooke Painter we offer advice based on your individual needs and make sure that you are aware of any opportunities to maximise your benefits. Our team is highly experienced in creating; wills, living wills and lasting powers of attorney and in dealing with the administration of people’s estates after they have died, retrospectively changing their wills and creating trusts.
Our firm has over 150 years of dealing with families such as yours and it’s because of this experience that we recognise the importance of planning for your future and the sensitivities around the process of making a will. As well as your home and savings, there may be other elements to consider such as pensions, insurance policies and assets abroad. Starting the process as early as possible will ensure that your estate passes to those who you wish to benefit. But don’t worry if things change such as having children, going through a divorce or moving home: it’s important to review your will regularly and our team is on hand to talk through your options when you need us
For more information on making your will, see our Wills & Probate FAQ’s
Our wills and trusts team can assist with a full range of services including:
- Will writing
- Living Wills / Advance directives
- Estate administration
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
How much does it cost to make a will?
The cost of making a will is slight in comparison to the benefits and savings you and your family can make and in most cases we can offer a fixed fee.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Many of our clients in their later years are concerned that they may lose the ability to deal with their own affairs, either through mental or physical incapacity. Lasting Powers of Attorney are designed to enable people to authorise trusted third parties (usually family members or friends) to deal with their affairs for them. We provide a full and comprehensive service enabling clients to select trusted friends or family members to deal with their affairs on their behalf, leading them through the intricate procedures which need to be followed to make a successful Power of Attorney.
When someone has passed away, often the last thing that people want to do is worry about how their estate is to be administered. We can help with this. We can organise the issue of a Grant of Probate (or Grant of Letters of Administration if there is no Will), usually for a fixed fee. In addition, we can deal with the administration of the whole estate, making sure that all the assets are cashed in, any creditors dealt with and all of the Beneficiaries properly paid. Please get in touch so that we can discuss this with you in more detail.
Free initial consultation
Our team understand the complex and sensitive nature of making a will and we are happy to guide you through the process and explain all costs involved. We will do our best to ensure that you understand from the start all the steps and fees involved so that there are no sudden surprises!
On most occasions we can provide you with a free initial consultation please contact us to see how we can help. Our advice will depend on your circumstances. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation.
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