Whether you are thinking about the future or dealing with a loved one’s estate after they pass away, our experienced and compassionate Wills and probate solicitors are on hand to guide and support you through the process.
Few people like to face up to the eventuality of their passing. However, if you do not make a Will, you will have no say in how your property and assets are divided after you die, and your estate will be dealt with according to the rules of intestacy.
At Devonalds in Pontypridd, our expert team of Wills and probate solicitors understand how important it is to plan for the future. That’s why we specialise in providing clear, straightforward advice so you can make informed, positive decisions about your future.
Dealing with a loved one’s estate is an emotionally distressing time. Probate can be time-consuming and confusing and it’s easy for tensions amongst family and friends to surface. We have years of experience helping people through complex probate matters and disputes. Our aim is to resolve your situation quickly and harmoniously, so you don’t have to suffer unnecessary stress or costs during this already difficult time.
Get in touch with our Wills and probate solicitors in Pontypridd today by calling 01443 404700 or by filling in the enquiry form at the top of the page.
Our Wills and probate services in Pontypridd
Our Wills and probate lawyers in Pontypridd can assist you across all matters involving Wills, probate, estate planning, and planning for your future welfare or the care and welfare of a loved one who can no longer make their own decisions.
Making a will
Whatever the size of your estate, whether you have savings, own a house or a business, or invest in stock and shares, making a Will is essential for ensuring your wishes are carried out after you die.
We specialise in making your Will writing experience as efficient and stress-free as possible, so you can get on with your life knowing that your loved ones will be cared for when you eventually pass away.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney authorises another person or several people, known as attorneys, to make your decisions should you lose the ability to make your own decisions in the future, for example, as a result of a brain injury or illness.
Attorneys can be authorised to manage both your health and welfare – such as decisions about your care or your daily routine – and your financial affairs – such as paying your bills and managing your bank accounts.
Our service will support you throughout the process, from completing the forms, appointing your attorneys to registering your Lasting Power of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian.
Whether you have been named as an executor of a loved one’s estate, or you want to administer the estate of someone who has died intestate, we can provide you with practical advice and handle the administration process on your behalf.
Our services include applying for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration as well as supporting you through the entire probate process and dealing with any disputes which arise quickly and cost-effectively.
A Living Will, or advance decision, is a document setting out your wishes to refuse medical treatment in the future, in the event that you are unable to communicate your decision yourself due to a lack of mental capacity.
We understand how important it is for you to retain control over your healthcare. Our skilled solicitors are dedicated to ensuring your Living Will makes your wishes clear and precise so there can be no confusion if the document ever needs to be used.
Inheritance Tax planning
Inheritance tax can eat into your estate, limiting the amount your loved ones can inherit after you pass away. Our Wills and probate lawyers have an in-depth understanding of how inheritance tax can affect an estate and the relief and exemptions which are available. We are highly experienced in helping people minimise their inheritance tax bill where possible.
Court of Protection deputyship
In some unfortunate situations, a family member or friend may lose the capacity to make their own decisions. In these situations, it is possible to apply to the Court of Protection to become a deputy, a position which authorises you to make decisions on your loved one’s behalf.
Court of Protection applications can be complicated and intimidating. We can assist you through every step of the process, from completing the many forms to advising on how to fulfil your role as a deputy.
Dealing with the estate of a loved one who has recently passed away can be a distressing and emotional time for everyone involved. Tensions run high and disputes over the way an estate is being administered or about inheritance can quickly escalate into lengthy and expensive court action.
Our contentious probate lawyers are skilled at resolving these disputes calmly and efficiently. We value negotiation and discussion so, wherever possible, we can help you come to an effective resolution to your dispute without resorting to court.
When someone dies without leaving a will, their estate will be divided according to the rules of intestacy, regardless of the deceased’s wishes. Under these rules, only married partners, civil partners, and close family members are eligible to inherit.
If you want to administer the estate on behalf of an intestate person, we can assist your application for Letters of Administration, help you deal with the estate, and advise you should any disputes arise.
Fees for our Wills and probate services in Pontypridd
We aim to make your Wills and probate experience as efficient and cost-effective as possible. In most circumstances, we offer fixed-fee services and clear, flexible payment structures for larger estates and more complex matters, so you can remain in control of your legal fees at all times.
For more information on our fees, please visit our pricing page.
Why choose our Wills and probate lawyers in Pontypridd?
Devonalds have over thirty years’ experience assisting local communities in South Wales across all areas of Wills and probate.
We pride ourselves on our ability to provide practical, high-quality advice and we will always match you with the lawyer specialised in the particular issues of your situation, so you can achieve the best possible outcome within a reasonable time frame.
Our Wills and probate solicitors are accredited by the Law Society for the Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme, demonstrating our expertise in providing advice and representation in this area.
Devonalds is independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).
Get in touch with our Wills and probate solicitors in Pontypridd
You can contact our Wills and probate lawyers in Pontypridd by calling 01443 404700, emailing email@example.com, or by filling in the enquiry form at the top of the page.