Wills, probate & mental capacity
From defining your wishes to discussing tax options
No one likes to think about their death and what they’d want to happen to their assets. Sadly, dying without a properly drawn will can cause a great deal of wasted time, unnecessary expense and heartache, as well as hassle from disputes that could easily be avoided. And there are the potential inheritance tax implications to consider, too.
Our service takes you through all the relevant things you need to think about as well as drawing up a will that really reflects your wishes. We can help whether you need a single will for a modest estate, or if your affairs are more complex with both personal and business assets to consider.
Many people avoid paying for a will by using other methods, but often this can be a false economy – we’d be happy to explain to you why.
Try our online tool to get you started with preparing your will.
Wills, probate & private client services
Wills, probate & private client news
Wollens were delighted to be awarded the ESG Initiative Award at the LawNet Ltd annual awards.
At Wollens we believe that sustainability is fundamental to the long-term success of our business and the communities we are a part of. We actively engage and demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. There were two specific identifiers which helped us prioritise ESG as firm. The first was the 2050 net zero target set by the government, and secondly the feedback from our staff survey which indicated that this was an issue for many of them.
When it comes to planning for the future, making a Will is often overlooked or considered unnecessary by many individuals. However, the truth is that creating a Will is a critical step in ensuring that your wishes are carried out according to your desires after you pass away.
The Mental Capacity Act sets out various factors that you must consider when deciding what is in another person’s best interest. It is important to follow what the Act says.
Wollens is delighted to secure a number of rankings within the prestigious Legal 500 directory 2024 edition. The Team Wollens were part of the 700 brave souls who competed in the North Devon Hospice Mission Unbreakable challenge, ditching their cozy Sunday at home, the teams took to the fields, mud and obstacles.
Wollens is delighted to secure a number of rankings within the prestigious Legal 500 directory 2024 edition. The Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK.
You should ensure that you understand the role and are willing to take on the responsibility before starting to act.
Estate planning for blended families can be complex. Ensure a smooth transfer of assets and protect your loved ones with our latest article: “Estate Planning for Blended Families: Navigating Wills and Inheritance.” Read now to plan your legacy wisely.
No matter how large or small a beneficiary’s entitlement, problems can sometimes occur. Being aware of common problems can help you better prepare for them.
A health and welfare Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows attorneys to make decisions about medical care, however there may still be some medical decisions which remain outside of their remit.
To help ensure your child is provided for sufficiently, it is best to seek professional advice tailored to your circumstances and the needs of your child