Wills, Trusts and Probate
Whether you are seeking to protect your assets or ensure your loved ones are taken care of financially, planning for your future is an important part of life.
We understand that every situation is different, and each case is as individual as you are, which is why we take the time to meet with you on a one-to-one basis. We will make sure that your particular needs and wishes are correctly and thoroughly considered, so that you and your loved ones are adequately protected and provided for.
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Yes, if you are aged over 18 and have assets. This is because a will is the only way you can make sure that your wishes will be carried out after your death.
If you do not make a will then the intestacy rules apply on your death. These rules contain a pecking order of who can inherit based on your family situation. This can mean that those who you wish to benefit from your estate could lose out and it could cause considerable hardship to them.
As of February 2023, it is taking 16 weeks from the day the Probate Registry confirm they are processing your application for them to issue you with a Grant. However, there can be exceptions.
Both Lasting and Enduring Powers of Attorney can usually only be used by your attorneys once they are registered with the Office of the Public Guardian.