Wills, Probate & Lasting Powers
What happens when we are no longer around or unable to make decisions can cause us all to worry. Our expert family lawyers can help you achieve peace of mind. We provide specialised wills, probate and lasting powers of attorney services to help you protect your assets and ensure your wishes are fulfilled. Book a free appointment today to learn more.
We Are Specialists In Wills, Probate & Lasting Powers
Over the past two decades we have helped thousands of individuals manage their estates, protect their family, and protect their assets with a last will and testament. We help hundreds of people every year create living wills, issue lasting powers of attorney and contest wills through probate. This experience means we can help you with any matter relating to wills, probate and lasting powers, with confidence. Book a free appointment today to talk through your options without obligation.
To see how we can help you, and for more detail about our services, please view our ‘How we can help’ section. For examples of previous work see our case studies section. If you have specific questions our FAQ section contains answers to our most frequently asked questions about wills, probate and lasting powers. And, finally, if you’d like to talk to a specialist just hit the button below to book a first free appointment.
How we can help…
No matter the complexity of your case, we have a specialist family lawyer who can help you. Below is our list of core services in this area but please do contact us should you require a specialist service not listed.
Creating a new Will: A last will and testament sets out how you would like to divide your assets after you are gone. We can draft and officiate wills in just 24 hours for a fixed fee. Book a free appointment for more information.
Court of protection cases: If you or a loved one no longer has the capacity to make important decisions a court of protection order will ensure that all financial and personal matters are taken care of. Talk to us about this contentious area of law in confidence.
Contesting a will: When a last will and testament is unclear or concerns around its legitimacy are raised specialist advice is needed. Our dedicated team of probate lawyers can help you contest a will through probate.
Name changes: Simple name changes can be carried out by us in a matter of hours for a fixed fee. Enquire for some free guidance and a quote.
Updating a will: Keeping a will up to date as your circumstances change is essential. We can help you change, update or redraft your will for a fixed fee. Book a free appointment to find out more.
Lasting Powers: Lasting powers of attorney grant an individual you know and trust the ability to make decisions on your behalf should you become incapacitated. We recommend all clients use thei slegal method to establish what should happen if they are unable to control events.
Living Wills: Many people fear what should happen if they became seriously ill and were unable to make medical decisions. For many the thought of being kept on a ventilator or being put in a home are truly terrifying. Lasting wills lay out exactly what you would like to happen in these circumstances and will be communicated to those relevant should the worse happen. We can draft living wills quickly and for a fixed fee. Contact us for more information.
Estate Management: Many clients choose for us to be executors of their will and to manage their estates after they are gone. In contentious situations having an independent third party manage the execution of a will or management of an estate can avoid any unpleasantness in the courts. Talk to us toady without obligation for a free and frank discussion about your options.
Three reasons to choose HRS Family Law Solicitors
1. No legalese or jargon – Just straightforward advice focused on achieving your goal. At HRS we understand that you are the client and our role is to give you advice and assistance. It is not for us to tell you what to do.
2. Experts in our field – HRS Family Law have helped tens of thousands of people plan for the worse. Our probate solicitors will help you feel at ease discussing difficult subject matters and will help you codify your wishes into legally binding documents.
3. We are on your side – HRS Family Law Lawyers work for you. We work hard to make your expressing your wishes and managing your estate as seamless and fuss free as possible. Tell us what you want to achieve and we will deploy the best legal arguments to achieve it.
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Wills, Probate and Lasting Powers Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a will cost?
The drafting of wills can be a very simple or a very complex affair depending on your assets and your wishes. A simple will can cost as little as £199. A more complex one can cost several thousand. We offer everyone a fixed fee quote at their first free appointment and offer discounts of up to 35% for NHS staff, existing customers and essential workers. Book your first free appointment today for a free and frank discussion about your wishes and your .
Do you offer any discounts?
Yes we do! We offer discounts of up to 35% on wills for NHS staff, key workers and existing HRS Family law Solicitor customers. Just book a free appointment today and someone will be in touch to talk to you about it.
Can I leave money to a charity in my will?
Yes you absolutely can. Leaving some money to a charity in your will is a great way to give back and continue your legacy. We can help you pass on small lump sums or arrange the creation of trusts for larger amounts. Just book a first free appointment today to find out more.
I have a complex estate. Can you help?
Absolutely. We have a specialist team who handle complex estates and we are able to draw expertise from some of the country’s finest service providers in this area. We regularly handle estates that contain multiple properties, shared family assets, and are valued highly. Book a first free appointment at our Birmingham branch today and our specialist team will assist you.
Who gets the children when we are gone?
This is largely up to you and the potential guardians. Traditionally the children will go to the surviving parent, grandparents or another close family member. Although things may be more complex if you are seperated and have a child arrangement order in place. Contact us today for a free appointment and we can lay down some options for you to consider.
What's the difference between lasting powers of attorney and court of protection deputyship?
The court of protection assigns deputies to people who have lost the capacity to make decisions for themselves. A deputy helps a vulnrable person manage their own affairs. Lasting Powers of Attorney are documents you can draw up with a lawyer to state what you would like to happen if you lose capacity. Think of a deputyship as a reactive response to loss of capacity and lasting powers of attorney as a proactive approach to deciding what should happen if you do lose capacity.
I want to make a living will, can you help?
Absolutely. Living wills are becoming increasingly common and we have quickly become experts in their drafting and their execution. We find they are particularly important for individuals facing the prospect of advanced medical care where there is a risk of complications. Talk to us today for free and we can discuss options with you and draft a living will in as little as 4 hours if neccassary.
I want to contest a will. I don't think the person who wrote it really intended for that to be their last will. Can you help?
Yes. This area of law can be highly complex and difficult to navigate. We can help you appraise your options and if possible issue an application to the probate courts for the will to be reconsidered.
Did you do the will for _____?
We have thousands of wills and lasting powers on record. If you beleive we may hold a copy of a will for a recently deceased loved one please call our West Bromwich branch who can do a record check for you.
I'm worried about what happens when I get older. I don't want to be in a home. Can you help?
Many people are fearful of being put into a home should they lose capacity. We can help you draw up lasting powers of attorney and a ‘liing will’ that sets out what should happen if you do lose capacity. Book a first free appointment today and we can help you navigate this complexity.
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Thinking about what happens when we are no longer here is rather daunting. At HRS Family Law Solicitors we have the expertise and ability to make these conversations and decisons much easier. We can help you have a free and frank discussion about what you want should the worse happen. And then we can help codify those wishes into legally binding documents. Book a free appointment today and we can help you begin.