Harmony Legal Services
We have a dedicated legal department who specialise in Wills, Trusts and Probate.
ProbateWe know that following the death of a loved one the arrangements do not only consist of those to do with the funeral. There are a number of legal matters that need arranging, from protecting an empty property, probate and understanding the role of the Executor.
What is propate?After someone dies, with or without leaving a Will, any debts need to be paid off and any remaining money, property and belongings need to be dealt with and administered to beneficiaries. If there is a Will and you are an Executor, then it is your duty to identify the assets and debts of the estate and distribute them accordingly, if there is no Will then this process can be a lot more complex. Depending on the size of the estate and the kinds of assets within it, you may need to apply for probate. A Grant of Probate, or Grant of Letters of Administration if there is no Will, lets you gain access to the assets of an estate in order to carry out the administration of the deceased person’s estate. It is not unusual for probate to take up to a year, perhaps even longer if things are not straightforward. Many organisations may be involved in the process, for example, banks, building societies, insurance companies and HM Revenue & Customs. Additionally family discussions can delay affairs being finalised.
Our Probate serviceWe understand how complex and time consuming probate matters can be, that is why we have a dedicated team of specialist who are waiting to help. You can call us today for helpful advice and guidance that will take that legal burden away from you. We can advise you on all the implicated legal matters which are involved, including inheritance tax. We offer a comprehensive probate service which is unique, we only specialise in this area of the law so we can give you are full attention and resolve your legal matter more efficiently. Should you require any assistance please call today on 02476 58 16 16.
Wills and TrustsWe can help make sure that your wishes for what you wish to happen with your possessions, property and other assets are carried out. The vast majority of people put off making a Will for a variety of reasons, either believing that the people they would wish to inherit will automatically do so, or because they don’t think it is relevant to them at this particular time. The reality is that you can put off making a Will until it is too late and this poses all sorts of problems for the people left behind and could mean that some or all of your inheritance either goes to the wrong person or to the state. Firstly and most importantly is the peace of mind making a Will provides. Making a Will enables you to plan exactly what will happen to your property (estate) following your demise. This ensures that those you would like to benefit actually do so, in accordance with your wishes and at the same time avoiding any possible disputes between relatives. We can help with:
- Protecting you home from care costs
- Bloodline planning
- Inheritance Tax
- Business protection