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Wills & Probate Solicitors

We cannot control the future but we can plan for it. From making a Will to passing on wealth to your loved ones after you die, to sorting out the estate of a beloved late friend or relative, our Wills and probate solicitors are here to provide a helping hand.

At Whiskers Solicitors, we offer specialist lifetime planning and estate administration services to people across Harlow, Epping and Bishop’s Stortford in Essex. Our expertise includes:

  • Making a Will – Putting your affairs in order early on can save you and your loved ones considerable time and stress later on. We provide strong, tax efficient Will writing and review services to ensure your loved ones are provided for after you pass away and leaving no uncertainty about your wishes.
  • Probate and estate administration – Sensitive advice for handling your loved one’s estate after they have died, whether or not they left a Will. We will provide as much or as little guidance as you need at this difficult time and know we will always be here to support you.
  • Trusts – Possible reasons for setting up trusts include making your estate as tax efficient as possible, providing for minor children, and ensuring you have full control over how your loved ones inherit your estate. We can talk you through your options and handle all the paperwork on your behalf.
  • Tax planning – Leave the maximum amount of wealth to your loved ones as possible by minimising your liability for Inheritance Tax. We will guide you through your estate structuring options and help you take advantage of various tax reliefs and exemptions.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) – Don’t leave your future to chance. Create an LPA to give someone you trust authority to make decisions about your finances and/or welfare on your behalf in case you suffer a brain injury or illness such as dementia later on.
  • Court of Protection – If you are concerned about a relative or close friend’s capacity to make decisions for themselves, we can help with a range of Court of Protection applications, including deputyships and Statutory Wills.
  • Disputed Wills and contentious probate – Losing a loved one is an emotionally fraught time so disagreements, although best avoided, are often unsurprising. We can help you resolve disputes among Executors, Administrators, Beneficiaries, and Trustees and make or defend challenges to Wills and inheritance claims.

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Why choose our Wills and probate solicitors?

We understand that when it comes managing your wealth or making decisions about the future, you need the support of a lawyer you can trust to secure the best outcome possible.

As well as handling all the paperwork and legal legwork on your behalf, we aim to provide a unique level of professional support rarely found at other firms. Below are just some of the reasons we are the right law firm for you:

Helping you provide for the future

We provide a full solution service for all your lifetime planning needs. Many people put off making a Will, often thinking they are too young or that they are not wealthy enough. However, we believe that, regardless of age or financial circumstance, it is the most important things you can do to ensure your loved ones are provided for after you die.

We regularly advise people of all ages, from all walks of life about planning for the future, including how to reduce Inheritance Tax , taking care of elderly loved ones, and ensuring a trusted friend or relative can help you with your care and finances if you need it later on in life. Whatever your issue, you are safe in our hands.

Professional expertise combined with a personal service

As a community-focused firm, we take the time to get to know every client who comes through our door. Not only because we genuinely take an interest in the individuals who seek our help, but because we believe we can only provide the highest standards of advice if we truly understand your needs and personal circumstances.

We combine this personal service with a wide range of legal expertise. Our private client team are committed to continuously developing their professional skills so we can always provide the highest quality of advice in our local areas of Harlow, Epping and Bishop’s Stortford, Essex.

Amongst our team, Gerry Smith is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners), an organisation of legal professionals committed to maintaining principles of good practice and education in family inheritance and succession planning matters.

Additionally, Liz Middleton is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section, an organisation for the support and education of Wills and probate, estate and tax planning and trusts practitioners.

Welcoming, inclusive environment

We are an inclusive law firm with a policy of helping every client feel welcomed, regardless of personal circumstances. Our team are experienced in handling Wills, trusts and probate matters on behalf of elderly and vulnerable people and people with disabilities.

Get in touch with our friendly team to discuss your circumstances and we will take all possible steps to accommodate your needs.

Fixed fees and flexible payment options

Securing the future should not have to break the bank. We offer a range of flexible payment options to allow you to budget carefully and pay your legal fees in a way which suits you. Our options include fixed fees and competitive hourly rates. Just give us a quick call to request a quote for your matter.

Get in touch with our wills and probate solicitors in Harlow, Epping and Bishop’s Stortford, Essex

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