Wills & Probate
We have Solicitors who specialise in these areas:
- Will drafting
- IHT advice
- Powers of Attorney
- Applications for Deputyship
- Long term care planning
- Administration of Estates
Lewis Lewis and Co have Solicitors who deal extensively within will and probate areas, offering services covering will drafting, power of attorney, administration of estates and more.
We provide a Will drafting service and can visit clients at home or in hospital as appropriate. Preparing a Will and thereby ensuring that your family appreciate your wishes can help those left behind deal with their loss as it provides them with certainty after your days. Generally, clients are quite surprised at how straightforward and cost effective a process it is.
It is also important to consider the value of your assets. We can provide advice and guidance to minimise your exposure to IHT.
Powers of Attorney can be invaluable should the health of you or a loved one fail. They provide authority to a trusted individual to deal with your affairs and to act in your best interests should you be unable to do so.
If you have assets and your health fails and no Power of Attorney has been created then an application may be necessary to the Court of Protection. We can help guide your proposed Deputy through the formalities.
The cost of long term care is becoming more of an issue to many. We can consider your general circumstances and provide guidance and advice.
We deal with the administration of estates and always endeavour to ensure that these are dealt with as quickly and efficiently as possible. We have specific staff to deal with such matters and will always try to give an estimate of the time a particular administration is likely to take, and of the cost involved. Wherever possible legacies will be paid promptly and interim distributions made to residuary beneficiaries. All aspects of the estate will be dealt with and final Estate Accounts will be prepared.