Making a Will, dealing with the estate of a loved one who has passed away and making sure your needs or those of a loved will be taken care of where extra help and support is needed. All of these are issues many people prefer not to think about, but if you don’t put the right measures in place or take the right action when necessary, you can leave yourself and your loved ones with serious difficulties.
Our Wills and probate solicitors in Bridgend can offer sensitive, practical advice and support to help make these issues as simple and hassle-free as possible for you to deal with. Whether to need help making or updating a Will, require help administering the estate of a loved one or need to put measures in place to ensure your affairs or those of a loved one will be appropriately managed, we are here for you.
Our team have decades of experience support a wide range of clients, including those who are elderly and vulnerable, with every aspect of planning for the future. We can give you complete peace of mind that everything that needs to be considered has been taken care of, ensuring your needs, your estate and your loved ones will all be taken care of, no matter what the future brings.
For expert help with all aspects of Wills and probate in Bridgend and the surrounding area, please get in touch with our Bridgend office, or use the contact form at the top of the page for a quick response.
Our Wills & probate services in Bridgend
We offer a full range of services for people in Bridgend and throughout South Wales who need assistance with any matters related to Wills, probate, estate administration and ensuring your care needs or those of a loved one are met.
Making a Will
We offer a friendly, efficient Will writing service, helping to make it straightforward and stress-free to plan for the future of your estate and loved ones. In most cases we are able to offer fixed fee Will writing, as well as flexible fee structures for more complex estates.
If you have been named as the Executor of a Will or need to gain control of the estate of a loved one who has died without leaving a Will, we can help. Our estate administration team can advise and support you with a range of issues, including securing Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, or we can handle the entire probate and estate administration process for you.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
If you are concerned that you may lose the capacity to manage your own affairs in the future, you can set up a Lasting Power of Attorney to give someone or several people that you trust the authority to help ensure your needs are taken care of.
Court of Protection deputyship
If a loved one has lost the capacity to manage their own affairs, you can apply to the Court of Protection to give you the ability to do this for them. We can advise you on the application process and discharging your duties as a Court of Protection deputy, ensuring your loved one has all the help and support they need.
A Living Will allows you to specify what medical treatment and care you would want to receive if you ever lose the mental capacity to decide this in future or lose the ability to communicate your wishes. We can create or update a Living Will for you, ensuring there will be no confusion about you intentions if the document ever needs to be used.
Inheritance Tax planning
Inheritance tax can make a significant difference to how much of your estate you are able to leave to your loved ones, so understanding how you can minimise your estate’s liability for inheritance tax within the rules can have a big impact. Our Inheritance Tax planning experts can advise you on any relevant exemptions, allowing you to pass the maximum benefit from your estate onto your beneficiaries.
Disputes over Wills, probate and any other aspect of inheritance can be complex with the potential to damage important family relationships if not handled sensitively and effectively. Our contentious probate team can help resolve these disputes quickly and with the minimum possible conflict, helping to ensure your inheritance rights are protected and any major emotional fallout is avoided.
If a loved one has died without leaving a Will, this is known as ‘dying intestate’. There are standard rules for who inherits in the event of intestacy and someone will need to apply for Letters of Administration in order to gain control of the deceased’s estate. We can help you apply for Letters of Administration and deal with the entire estate administration process, as well as supporting you in understanding how the estate must be divided and dealing with any disputes over the estate.
Why use Devonalds for Wills & probate?
Devonalds’ Wills and probate solicitors have been helping people in Bridgend and the surrounding area to deal with these important and sensitive issues for over 35 years.
Our experience means that, whatever support you need with planning or managing your affairs, we know exactly how to make sure all the right details are taken care of, giving you complete peace of mind for the future.
We can also offer the benefit of our strong links throughout the local community, meaning that where you need additional support, we can quickly connect you with the right people to make sure all your needs are met.
Our lawyers are accredited by the Law Society for Wills & Inheritance Quality, reflecting the strength of our expertise in this area.
Devonalds is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Get in touch with our Wills & probate solicitors in South Wales
There are 6 Devonalds offices serving Bridgend, as well as throughout Rhondda Cynon Taff and the surrounding area.
You can contact our Wills and probate solicitors in Bridgend by calling 01656 665022 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.