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Wills & Probate

Losing a loved one is difficult enough, without having to worry about the legal issues that go with it. Our team of specialist probate lawyers will make the process easier for you: explaining how the law works and guiding you through your options, clearly and sensitively Ė even in cases where there isnít a Will. We take great pride in the personal service that we provide our clients and we appreciate your emotional stress in coping with all of the legal, tax and administrative processes. We will help you administer the estate and any trusts or settlements connected with it. We will ensure that you receive a professional and sympathetic service with the minimum of burden to family and other beneficiaries.

If you don't have a will...

... you may be labouring under the misapprehension that your property and other assets will pass on to your nearest and dearest in the event of your death. Consequently, you may believe the writing of a will is unnecessary in light of this 'default position'.


Unfortunately, things are a little more complicated than that. If you die 'intestate' - that is, having not made a will - your assets will be divided amongst your family in accordance with rules laid down by Parliament. The way in which these 'rules' divide your assets is inflexible and may not necessarily reflect your thoughts and feelings with regard to 'who gets what'. Sometimes, this can leave the people you care for most in a difficult position, financially.


Particular care also has to be taken when it comes to the often contentious area of 'guardianship'. That is, who will look after your children in the tragic event that both yourself and your partner pass whilst your children are still considered 'minors'.


Fortunately, if you allow H J Walker Sibia to support and guide you through the creation of your will, all of these problems go away, giving you and your family complete peace of mind.

If you do have a will...

... we strongly advise you to take a look at it every now and again, in light of changing personal circumstances. Also, what may have been an effective series of instructions some time ago, may now have very different ramifications, especially with regard to the shifting sands of inheritance taxation.


Whether you're looking to create a will for the first time or want a professional and sensitive assessment of an existing will, one of our friendly experts is on hand to help. Call us now on 0151 649 0950.