Our professional and helpful team can help you personally with Wills And Probate
Our expert team of lawyers can assist with the preparation of your will and with all aspects of probate and estate administration work. We understand that clients often come to us at the most difficult moments of their lives. We will provide practical and supportive guidance to steer you and your families on the most efficient, beneficial and cost-effective course.
We advise on all sorts of wills, from the most basic, simply leaving assets to your husband or wife, to complex wills involving non-traditional family arrangements, will trusts, provision for business assets or foreign elements. We always give holistic advice, taking account of your particular assets and family situation. The aim is to provide you not just with a will, but with the assurance that your wishes will be kept after your death and that your assets will end up with the people you choose. Where appropriate we will also provide inheritance tax-planning advice.
One of the most important decisions for parents is the appointment of guardians to look after their minor children in the event of their deaths. We usually include guardianship provisions as part of your will, but we can also provide discrete advice about guardians, including drafting guardianship letters.
We offer a full range of probate services, including obtaining grants of probate, advising and assisting in intestacy situations, and acting as professional executors.
We are able to deal with valuations of the deceased’s assets and properties, preparing inheritance tax returns and arranging payment of inheritance tax. We will help you claim all the available inheritance tax exemptions and allowances, and make timely payments to ensure interest and penalties are avoided.
We recognise that coping with a bereavement is usually a distressing and emotional time for clients, and we will deal with your issues sensitively and efficiently. We occasionally come across more difficult cases, where there may be particular difficulties within an estate, or tensions within families. We are experienced in resolving such issues and achieving positive outcomes for all parties. When this is not possible, we are able to access mediation services to try and avoid costly litigation, or otherwise we will often be able to refer you to our contentious probate team.
We are part of a network of other advisers, including accountants and financial planners, enabling us to give you a rounded service right from your first contact with Jarmans.
Trusts are sometimes used either to protect assets for vulnerable or young beneficiaries, or as a way to save tax. Clients ranging from property developers, high net worth business owners, and parents of disabled children come to us looking for trust advice. We can advise on both lifetime and will trusts, as well as being able to administer ongoing trusts on behalf of trustees.
Contesting wills (contentious probate)
We can help you to obtain what you deserve if you have been unfairly cut out of a will.
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