You should have a reliable Will
These days there are many DIY Wills kits available. Even through law firms who should know better.
The fact is, you need a Will that you and your dependants can rely on. That will stand up against a potential challenge.
Only an experienced lawyer can make your Will watertight.
What we do
We take care of all issues to do with Wills & Probate matters, including claims over the division of deceased estates.
This includes the preparation of Wills, the administration of deceased estates and obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration.
Why a Will?
Only a Will can ensure your estate is distributed as you wish. It also allows you to nominate your choice of executor – the person who is charged with carrying out your Will.
Should you die without making a Will, your estate will be distributed according to a formula laid down by a 1958 Act of Parliament and the Supreme Court will appoint an Administrator to carry out the duties of an Executor.
What is Probate?
When a person dies, the Court must confirm that the Will is in fact valid and that the Executor has the authority to deal with the deceased’s assets.
This approval, granted by the Supreme Court, is known as Probate and is simply a recognition that the Will is in fact the last valid Will.
Unfortunately, some estates are subject to arguments between family members and others. These arguments can relate to the validity of a Will or about whether proper provision has been made for people the deceased person had an obligation to recognise in the Will.
Ryan Carlisle Thomas can assist you in preparing a Will. We can undertake estate administration including obtaining Grants of Probate where required. We can also assist you in any Probate litigation.