It is perfectly natural to put off writing a Will, planning your estate, or putting into place an Enduring Power of Attorney or Advance Health Directive. No one wants to dwell too long on the purpose of any of these documents.
But as solicitors who work with grieving and stressed families, we cannot stress enough that drafting a Will and planning for illness and incapacity is a gift that you give to your loved ones.
We can also help you to look after all of the accounts, assets, debts, tax etc of a person (called administering the Estate) after someone has passed away, and will guide you through the process of contacting the various entities, managing the responsibilities and obligations of being an Executor or Administrator, and distributing an Estate in accordance with the terms of a Will or the law.
At Hensen Maxwell Solicitors, we also have experience in assisting Executors to respond to challenges to the validity of a Will, or to respond to a person seeking a provision, or better provision, be made to them from the Estate. We have also acted for beneficiaries or other interested persons who are bringing such challenges. These matters are often complex, and fraught with issues (both legal, and interpersonal or emotional) and we have found that having the support of the right legal team with you can make all the difference.
No matter what the circumstances are, we will always ensure that we are in our client’s corner, and we are strong advocates for our clients.