Robinsons Solicitors: Wills and Probate Lawyers in Derby and Ilkeston
Wills and Trusts
A Will is one of the most important documents that you will make in your lifetime; yet around 60 per cent of people have not made a will. Without a Will, intestacy laws will determine who benefits from your estate and to what extent, something that could lead to family divisions or even financial hardship for surviving relatives.
If you are making a Will for the first time, our Wills and Probate Lawyers will guide you through the process of making or updating your will so that your relatives and friends will inherit exactly what you want them to. We can advise you on incorporating a trust in to your will which will ring-fence a proportion of your estate, perhaps for children from a previous marriage. We can also advise you about what else needs to go into your will and ensure that it is executed in accordance with legal requirements.
If you already have a will, then this should be reviewed regularly to ensure that it complies with new laws and any changes to your own circumstances, such as marriage, divorce, the birth of children or the acquisition or sale of property. Our Wills and probate lawyers will review your Will and advice you on any changes that may be required.
Probate is the legal process of administering a person’s estate in accordance with their Will or intestacy laws after their death.
When a loved one dies, we understand that it is a very difficult time for you. With this in mind, our probate lawyers will sympathetically guide you through the often complex process of administering their estate.
Our team of expert probate lawyers offer a range of services to meet your exact requirements. This can range from a full estate administration service, preparing the grant of representation application, specialist advice and support for personal representatives or advising on the administration of trusts.
With the help and advice of our probate lawyers, you can ensure that the estate is administered correctly and that complex matters such as the inheritance tax account are completed.
Retirement and Estate Planning
At Robinsons Solicitors, we understand that you want to enjoy your retirement. With this in mind our legal team can advise you on how to plan your estate and prepare for retirement. We will completely review your affairs and provide advice and assistance on a range of matters. This can include updating your will, passing on the family business, mitigating inheritance tax, gifts and trusts, planning for the cost of long-term care and putting in place a Lasting Power of Attorney.