The importance of making a Will cannot be underestimated, it is your opportunity to outline how your estate should be handled on your death. Our advisors have many years’ experience and are able to provide guidance in this complicated field. We also have specialist solicitors who can advise on inheritance and Will disputes.
You will find our Will Questionnaire to the right of this page. If you would like to put in place a new Will please complete the questionnaire and return it to us by email or to one of our offices and a member of staff will contact you to progress the drafting of your Will.
You can access our Costs for Wills, Probate & Trusts here.
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Administering an estate involves dealing with all property, investments and other assets of the person who has died and settling their tax and other liabilities and then distributing the estate between the beneficiaries entitled under the deceased’s Will or in accordance with the intestacy rules. The burden of administering an estate and complying with all the legal requirements can be a very daunting task for anybody particularly at a distressing time following the death of a close relative.
The specialist Private Client Department at Thomas Flavell & Sons has considerable experience in dealing with these matters and they will be able to guide and assist you on all the different aspects of administering an estate to whatever extent you require.
Throughout their history trusts have been used to avoid or address problems in two main areas: taxation and domestic matters.
In your lifetime you can create a trust into which you can place chosen assets which you no longer need yourself. This reduces your own wealth and thus your exposure to Inheritance Tax.
For every family problem or situation there is a trust that can be constructed to suit the need. Creating the right type of trust to match your particular situation requires specialist help.
TFS employs experienced and personable professionals who will help you promptly and efficiently in whichever legal services you require. You are welcome to read a full biography for each member of our team and view their direct contact details.
Another Will challenge has recently hit the headlines, Clitheroe v Bond (2021). The judge in the case of Banks v Goodfellow (1870) perhaps didn’t anticipate how their words would be repeated in Courts and legal textbooks over the next 150 years.
This dispute may strike a familiar chord to many. That is, where an elderly and increasingly fragile parent is looked after by one child without their siblings pulling their weight.