Wills & Probate

A dedicated team of Wills & Probate Solicitors on hand to help you ensure your assets go to the right people when you die.

Wills & Probate Solicitors to take care of your assets

At Youngs Law, we have a team of expert Wills solicitors on hand to advise you on writing a Will, setting up a lasting power of attorney, applying for a Grant of Probate and creating or administering trusts. 

We know that protecting your families future and your assets is incredibly important and like you, we want your belongings to go exactly where you want. Our Wills Solicitors will ensure that your personal and business assets, whether in the UK or overseas are protected. 

If you have any questions about wills or probate, please get in touch with out team of Wills solicitors via the contact form or give us a call. They are more than happy to answer your queries and assist you with your matter should you choose.

Experienced, Professional Wills Solicitors

Our Wills & Probate solicitors are on hand for all things in relation to wills and probate. They can help you deal with will writing, probate, property planning, Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection matters and are on hand to support you through every step.

Our wills & probate team have decades of experience and will deal with all matters in a professional manner with a personal touch. Our team of solicitors cover all aspects of will and probate law,  including the drafting of wills and testamentary advice to probate as well as assistance when things go wrong. We also deal with contentious probate matters and court proceedings. 

We make General Powers of Attorney, so that someone in your family can sign for you e.g. if you sell but live abroad.  If you are worried about losing mental or physical capacity, we can make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) for your family.  We deal with the registration of these, so you can give them e.g. to your bank or doctor.

Nationwide Wills Solicitors

We have Wills Solicitors available to you, no matter where you’re based. We have offices in Southampton, Liverpool, Havant, Stoke on-Trent and Newcastle Under-Lyme ready to support you.

Our Wills solicitors will work with you closely. When it comes to dealing with family matters we believe in adding a personal service. Our Wills Solicitors will spend time with you so they can understand the issues that matter to you and your family situation. They will then work closely with you and your other professional advisors to plan for the challenges that may arise in the future.

Clare Dawson

Non-Contentious

Nadine Forrester

Contentious

Probate:

We offer services in respect of Probate. Our team of solicitors here at Youngs offer straightforward professional advice at every stage of estate administration.

We can advise on Probate and Challenging a Will.  We can deal with the whole of the administration or can simply obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.

Lasting Powers of Attorney:

Being prepared for the future a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to appoint people who you trust to step in and make decisions for you if you lose capacity to make decisions for yourself.

These can be Financial Decisions or decisions in respect of Health and Care.  We can advise you on the benefits of making either or both types of LPA and can guide you through the process of the Application and Registration.

Court of Protection

We can help with any application to the Court of Protection.  You may want advice or assistance in applying to be appointed as a Deputy, or you may already be either acting as an Attorney or Deputy and need to make an application to the Court of Protection. We can provide advice on the application process itself and support the Deputy in their role once appointed.

Will & Probate FAQs

Do I need a will?

The short answer for this is no, you are not required to have a will. However it is very common for people to write wills to protect their assets and estate. If you die without having a will, there are certain rules which dictate where your money, property and possessions should be allocated. Writing a will allows you to choose to who or where your assets go. 

What does probate mean?

Probate is the process of proving that a will is valid (if there is one). Then confirming who the authorised person is so that they can administer the estate or assets of the person that has died. 

If I have a joint property or account, can I leave my half in my will?

Generally, joint assets go automatically to the surviving joint owner when one person passes. If this is not what you wish, you can make arrangements and we are happy to talk through your options and change this to something you would like. 

What is an executor?

The executer or executer of a will, is the person that is named in the will to carry out the wishes left in the will and arrange for the assets to go to the correct people or organisations. They may also deal with your funeral and any admin following your passing.

Can I put my funeral wishes in my will?

You can put funeral wishes in your will, however these will not be legally binding. The executioner(s) that you name in your will are legally responsible for body and are considered the decision makers for any funeral arrangements. 

Can my solicitor be my executor?

Yes, many people choose to have a solicitor or bank as their executioner. The benefit of this is they are generally more experienced to deal with money and tax issues. If you would like support with yours, we would be happy to help. 

What is a grant of probate?

A grant of probate is a particular grant obtained through a court that allows you to carry out your role as executioner of a will. You can apply for the grant yourself or you can use a solicitor to apply for one with you, if you need support in requesting yours, please get in touch. 

Dual nationality - where to write you will

If you have dual a nationality or assets in multiple countries, it is common to have two wills to split the assets by the country they’re in. You can write theses wills in one country or split them but it is best practice to have a will for each country your assets reside in. 

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Southampton

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449 London Road

Ditton

Aylesford

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57 Meridian Centre

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Havant

PO9 1UW

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12 Brindley Court

Dalewood Road

Lymedale Business Park

Newcastle-under-Lyme

ST5 9QA

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For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist wills & probate solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us

033 33 582 591

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