Making a Will creates certainty, reduces worry, and gives you the best possible peace of mind of knowing that your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death in the manner that you would like. It guides those who are left behind and saves worry and heartache at a time of great emotional stress. Making a Will is also usually the first step to take in structuring your affairs and can help to minimise your liability for Inheritance Tax.

Our experienced solicitors in the Wills, Trusts and Probate team are able to help you plan for your future, for the benefit of you and your family. They will be friendly and sensitive to your needs and use their legal expertise to find solutions to suit you.

We can offer our expertise with:

  • Wills
    Managing how your assets will be distributed on your death and advising on Will Trusts to protect your assets.
  • Inheritance Tax Planning and Advice
    Assessing your potential liability, including considering any reliefs and exemptions relevant to you and advising you in relation to tax allowances.
  • Administration of Estates
    Assisting and dealing with assets and liabilities on death and advising in relation to estates with and without a will (intestacy) including the valuation of assets, tax (Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax), protection of Personal Representatives (Executors/Administrators), distribution of assets, Estate Accounts and Deeds of Variation
  • Trusts
    Establishing new trusts, advice on existing trusts and trust taxation.
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
    Advising and preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney for Property and Financial Affairs and/or Health and Welfare affairs. Completing Certificates of Capacity.
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
    Their registration.
  • Court of Protection
    Applications for Deputyship and Statutory Wills.
  • Care Home Fees Planning
  • Gifts
    Lifetime gifts and the tax implications.
  • Succession planning for businesses
    With our Commercial and Agricultural teams, we can help all business owners plan for their retirement

Transparency in price and service

T A Matthews is a law firm regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA)

From December 2018, new transparency regulations come into effect. This means we are required to publish price and service information and what these cover.

The purpose is to provide clear and accessible information to you, the consumer, on the legal process you will be going through and to help you to understand your options.

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