At Murria, we have a specialist team of solicitors who can advise you with sensitivity on all aspects of the law and procedure surrounding:
- Making and changing a will
- The administration and winding up of estates
- Potential tax liability for you and your dependants
- Whether or not you should create a lasting power of attorney (LPA)
Your Will is one of the most important documents you will make where you appoint executors who you trust to ensure that your money and assets go to the beneficiaries of your choice. It also allows you to express your funeral wishes and to appoint a guardian for your children if they are under the age of 18.
Without a Will, your estate will be divided in accordance with the intestacy rules where potentially, your estate could end up with the state rather than the people or organisations you want.
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)
If you are worried that you, a family member or close friend might one day lose the capacity to manage personal affairs, either legal, financial or health-related, you should consider setting up an LPA (appointing an attorney or attorneys) to act in your place should the need arise. Creating an LPA well ahead of time and while you have mental capacity, will allow the attorneys to make important decisions regarding your legal affairs, finances and personal welfare, in the worst-case scenario that you lose the capacity to take care of your affairs personally. If you have no LPA in place then an application must be made to the Court of Protection to appoint a Deputy which takes a long time and a is lot more expensive than setting up your LPA using our fixed fee service.
Probate is the process of administering the estate of someone who has died. Our specialist team will advise you on the steps required to obtain probate if you have been named as an executor in a will or if you are a close relative of someone who dies without a Will. Applying for Probate gives the right to the people responsible to administer the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will or under the intestacy rules if no will was made.