Wills & Probate

wills and probateDavid Curtis and Company Solicitors assist with all aspects of wills and probate. Getting advice about wills is a really important task for anybody, especially when you have loved ones or relatives and own property, assets and investments.

When someone dies in the family and does not leave a will it can be very difficult to organise between your relatives and can cause problems and unnecessary legal expenses. If you do not have a last will in place then this will mean your estate and belongings would not be distributed the way you may not wish. It will be distributed according to the laws of Intestacy. These laws include a set list of people who it regards should benefit from your estate, however, the list might not contain the people you want to benefit.

The last will you write is a very important document and it is a set of binding instructions to a person that you can trust and appoint them as your executor. You will need to tell them how you want your property and estate dealt with and how you want others to benefit from it after your death.

David Curtis can also help with the following:

  1. Lasting powers of Attorney
  2. Court of Protection Applications
  3. Appointment of Deputies

Probate

Probate is the legal process of transferring the deceased's property, estate and any other personal effects they might have over to the beneficiaries listed in the last will. The thought of having to carry this out at such a sad time may be overwhelming, that is why at David Curtis we have solicitors who specialise in the administration of the deceased's assets and removes the burden, this ensures that the entire process can be completed smoothly.

For any further information about wills and probate, or if you would like to come in and see us about making a will then contact us today on 0116 2702402 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.