Wills, Trusts & Probate

Raleys Solicitors has a team of Wills and Probate specialists on hand to help and advise people on issues that might be causing them concern or worry – issues such as making a Will or ensuring it is up to date; making sure loved ones will be taken care of and not left with any unexpected bills; securing a “Grant of Probate” in order to successfully make a claim for compensation; as well as how to make provisions and planning for future care costs.

With many years’ of experience, each member of our qualified team is committed to delivering the highest standard of client care to you. We will give you thorough, professional, no-nonsense advice, whilst ensuring that we meet every one of your individual needs on matters such as:

Making a Will
Making your Will is about control and certainty; choosing who will sort things out when you are gone and who is to receive your personal effects and property. Those left behind have the certainty of knowing what was wanted, something which can be a comfort at a very difficult time. Without a Will, your money and property may pass to family members other than those you specifically wish to benefit.

Whilst some people choose to save money by making their own Will or by buying a pack from a shop, common errors can mean that things often go wrong which end up costing you and your family a lot of time, money and effort to put right. Our qualified solicitors will ensure that your Will is drafted correctly, and that all of your specific wishes are accurately detailed and accounted for – giving you total peace of mind.

Dealing with the affairs of someone who has passed away
The loss of a loved one, friend or relative is a very difficult time for everyone. Sorting out their affairs can be complicated and stressful, with legal hurdles like Probate and Inheritance Tax, or other issues such as duplicate Wills or disagreements within the family. At Raleys, one of our qualified solicitors can guide you through every step of this difficult and complex process.

We will explain everything to you clearly, discuss your options with you and then make sure that you are able and equipped to deal with each stage of this challenging time.

Making a plan for residential care
Proper planning for the future can help you to protect your assets – and your family – in the years to come. There is a great deal of confusing information available on how best to plan for your future care needs and expenses, and sometimes it can be difficult to know if you are making the right decision. The experts at Raleys have many years’ experience and can help you to not just save money, but also a lot of added stress and hassle.

A Grant of Probate
This can often be required in order to sell property, access bank accounts or sell shares and investments belonging to deceased loved ones. This is a legal document and our specialists will be able to ensure the correct information is obtained and the process is followed in order to avoid any delays or problems.

A Trust is set up to enable you to give property, money or other assets to a loved one, safe in the knowledge that a small group of trusted people will have responsibility for granting access and otherwise looking after the best interests of your beneficiary.

Trusts can be set up to help deal with Inheritance Tax issues, when leaving assets to your children in your Will, or as part of planning future care home needs. There are a number of different types of Trust, all with their own specific regulations and tax implications, and the experts at Raleys can help and advise you on which best meet your needs.

Wills & Inheritance Quality Scheme

Our personal approach, coupled with our dedication to professional service, has helped Raleys Solicitors secure accreditation as members of the Law Society's Wills and Inheritance Quality scheme.

How can Raleys help you?

For a free, confidential and no-obligation chat about your needs with a member of the Raleys Solicitors Wills, Trusts and Probate team, please call 01226 211 111. We will be able to discuss your options and advise you on the best way forward - for you. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and one of our dedicated team will get in touch with you.