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Our private client work covers a range of services enabling you to plan for your future and for those you love and care for.
Modern family life has seen an increase in divorces and second marriages, leading to a growing number of step families, and half siblings. Complicated family relationships mean it has never been more important to take advice from an experienced specialist lawyer who is able to advise you about how the law relating to inheritance tax and funding care may impact on you and how it may affect making your Will and Lasting Power of Attorney.
Recent times have sadly seen an increase in family disputes following the death of a loved one and no Will in place (intestacy) very often results in an unfair distribution of the estate leading to litigation.
We are living longer which means more people requiring care in later life. The costs of funding care can erode the value of your estate you have to pass on to your family.
Rising property prices mean an increase in the number of estates with a value in excess of the Inheritance Tax threshold. It is important to take advice about protecting your estate from Inheritance tax.
Areas of work undertaken:
- Wills, incorporating estate planning
- Probate applications
- Estate administration
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection Applications