If you’re one of the 75% that hasn’t, there’s no guarantee that what you own will go to those you intend it to. With our help, preparing a will can be a simple, stress-free process – so why risk it?
Putting it simply, your will informs everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property when you die. Failure to leave a will means that the law will decide how your estate is passed on and this might be against your wishes.
Five reasons why you need a will:
To view our commonly asked questions on wills, probate and lifetime planning, please click here.
If illness or poor health prevents you from dealing with your own important day to day affairs then it makes sense to prepare a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to appoint someone you know and trust who can deal with them on your behalf.
An LPA is a legal document that allows you to appoint another individual to make decisions about your finances, property affairs and general welfare. Appointing someone who will look after your best interests if you are unable to will give you huge peace of mind and at Walker Solicitors we can guide you through the process and prepare all the necessary documentation.
There are two different types of Lasting Powers of Attorney we can help you with:
You may also know someone who is in a position where they are struggling to make decisions because of their health situation. You can help by applying to become a Deputy and we can guide you through the application process and what’s involved in taking this action.
Give yourself peace of mind and rely on our expert legal advice. Our private client team is supervised by solicitor and director, Jacqueline Walker with over 30 years’ experience and supported by Sabah Babar with over 2 years’ experience.
Jonathan Walker, a solicitor and director of the firm heads the conveyancing department and is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) , the worldwide professional body for practitioners. STEP promotes the highest professional standards in the fields of will writing, trusts, estate and other related issues.
Each fee earner has sufficient knowledge and expertise to assist you in the most suitable way. We can deal with all aspects of drafting Wills as well as creating a Lasting Power of Attorney, Deputyship/Court of Protection matters, administering the estate of a deceased relative or offering advice on tax planning.
We have prepared guidance on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and Probate. Each contains useful information detailing the process involved and includes what we do for you. There is also a breakdown of our fees and any disbursements you will pay along with the estimated time to deal with your matter from initial instruction to completion.
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To view our commonly asked questions on lasting powers of attorney, please click here.
Walker Solicitors is a trade name of Walker Solicitors Ltd. Registered in England (Company No: 9608224). Registered office: 206a-212 Stafford Street, Walsall WS2 8DW. A list of members is available for inspection at this office. We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of the company or an employee or consultant who is a solicitor with equivalent standing and qualification.