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A wills and probate solicitor is a legal professional who specialises in helping clients to prepare and draft their wills and handle the legal process of obtaining probate after someone has passed away.
A solicitor can help you to tailor your will that meets your specific needs and is legally binding. They can also offer advice on Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning, and on how to minimise the risk of a will being contested in the future.
In the event of someone's death, a solicitor can help with the administration of the deceased person's estate, including obtaining grants of probate or letters of administration, distributing assets to beneficiaries, and dealing with any disputes that may arise.
A solicitor can also help you set up a trust. A trust is a legal arrangement in which a person, called the "trustor" or "settlor," transfers assets to a trustee to manage and distribute according to the terms of the trust for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. Trusts can be used to protect assets, or to distribute assets to beneficiaries in a tax-efficient manner.
Finding the right solicitor to help draft your will or assist with probate at a time of loss can be overwhelming. Additionally you will need to act quickly in a probate situation.
The Good Solicitor Guide can help you find an expert wills, trust and probate solicitor near you, verify their credentials and read about the experiences of previous clients.
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