The Wills team at Blackstone Solicitors is here to help you protect your interests and to provide the all-important peace of mind that everything will be taken care of as you wish when you pass away. Planning ahead is essential, and we can assist you with every aspect of Wills and estate planning to make sure that you’re fully prepared for the future.
Contact us today and we can talk you through our services and how we can help you and your family. Simply call us on 0345 901 0445 or complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will give you a call back as soon as possible.
At Blackstone, we always aim to provide the best service possible. Meticulous in our approach, we will make sure everything is dealt with as you wish and will keep you updated throughout the legal process, ensuring that you always know of any developments.
“Judith Chesters has looked after my family’s Wills, probate and been our trusted advisor across three generations, for many years now. Each member of the family trusts her with everything sacred in their lives. She has also just completed a property transaction for me in the middle of lockdown too (whilst having deeds in different locations and third parties short staffed and home schooling!). She is a great lawyer, who is pragmatic and calm, and always gets the job done well. I never hesitate to recommend her.”
– Sarah Keegan
We can provide help with a wide range of matters relating to Wills, including:
- Will writing
- Deeds of variation
- Inheritance planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Contesting the validity of a Will
- Inheritance act disputes
- Lost or destroyed Wills
- If a promise is not honoured in a Will
- Disputes with executors or trustees
- Claims on estates where there is no Will
- Creating a Living Will
- Mirror Wills
A Will is a legal document that allows you to state what should happen to your assets (your money, property, investments and possessions) as well as your young children after you have passed away.
When you do pass away, there are various important tasks which need to be completed. The making of a Will is incredibly important, not least because it means that your chosen executors are given the responsibility of ensuring the tasks are carried out and that your wishes are respected. It also means that you will not be said to have died intestate. If this happens it means that the appointment of the administrators of the estate will be decided by the Intestacy Rules. The people administering your estate may not be those who you would have chosen.
If you die without a Will, there is a danger that:
- Your surviving spouse might not inherit all that you want them to
- Your children may be disinherited unintentionally
- Your family home may have to be sold
- There may be no automatic entitlement for your unmarried partner or for example step children or friends
- No guardian has been appointed for your young children
The legal right to deal with a person’s estate – which includes their money, property and possessions – upon their death can be applied for via a grant of representation, otherwise known as probate if a Will had been made or a Grant of letters of administration if the person had died intestate, without making a Will. At Blackstone, we can provide all of the probate services you require.
We are 100% committed to ensuring each and every one of our clients receives the highest quality service and we will go the extra mile to ensure that you are happy with the results gained. We understand it can be particularly difficult to deal with matters relating to death and inheritance, and this is why our friendly and approachable team always take a sympathetic and understanding approach, ensuring that you receive the support you need.
We believe communication is of the utmost importance. We will therefore keep you updated as things develop and our solicitors will provide practical, straightforward legal advice so that you can be confident everything is progressing as you would like.
See link for a guideline on our Probate Fees.
Get in Touch
Contact us today to discuss any matter relating to Wills. We can talk about your situation in depth and get to the bottom of what you need and how we can help. We are here to answer any questions which you have, and we aim to make everything as simple for you as possible.
Our team is approachable, professional and vastly experienced. We will do everything in our power to help you get the outcome you need. Call us on 0345 901 0445 or, if you would prefer us to contact you, leave your details via our online enquiry form.
We offer our services to clients in Manchester, Chester, Cheshire and throughout the rest of the UK. We also have an office in London.