Expert legal advice on all aspects of Wills and Probate
The importance of providing for your relatives once you’re gone cannot be overstated. Here at Howells we ensure your peace of mind, offering a specialist Will and Probate service which puts the relevant legal framework into place. With decades of collective experience we have a friendly and dedicated team of solicitors, ensuring that the solicitor handling your case is an expert in their field.
The main services we provide are:
- Bespoke Will Drafting services
- Probate and estate administration
- Tax planning and Trusts
- Lasting Power of Attorney services and Care Home Fees
- Advice about Tenants in Common
- Probate Disputes
- Ordinary Powers of Attorney
- Objecting to registration of Power of Attorney
- Inheritance Claims
- Care Home Fees
Have your Will drafted by our expert team of qualified SolicitorsNo matter the complexity of your estate, our professional team of solicitors will be able to work with you to protect your family’s interests for the future. Our approachable and measured team of solicitors will make the best use of your assets, planning carefully so you pay the minimum amount of Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax ensuring your loved ones receive as much of the money as possible. We pride ourselves on the time we spend with our clients listening to their wishes, views, fears and desires before crafting the Will to meet each individuals particular needs.
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Solicitors for the ElderlyHere at Howells our Solicitors take great pride in their work and are passionate about helping those in the later stages of their lives and those with vulnerable dependants. We have close links with many local charities including the Alzheimer’s Society, Mencap and Age UK.
Claire Davis Head of Department, is the only Welsh Solicitor who is on the board of directors of "Solicitors for the Elderly", a national organisation of lawyers specialising in looking after the needs of clients in later life. Claire is extremely proud of the work they do and her role in the organisation. Alison Huggins is also one of our specialist Solicitors who is a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. The organisation has a national and local voice, ensuring the concerns and needs of Carers, the vulnerable, and those in later life represented by bodies such as the Court of Protection and Office of the Public Guardian.
Claire gives talks on behalf of all these groups, together with helping present seminars on tax planning and preservation of assets with local independent financial planners. She creates bespoke Wills and Trusts for clients, with differing levels of wealth, personal needs and business interests and ensures all their concerns are addressed in a sympathetic and professional manner.
Creation and Administration of TrustsIf others depend on you for their financial wellbeing, a Trust is something you should give serious consideration to. Your spouse, children and grandchildren will need to be looked after financially and may find things difficult without you around. Howells Solicitors are here to discuss your options without the legal jargon, helping you set up a Trust and arranging your finances in the most tax efficient way.
Probate in Cardiff and estate administration servicesWhen a close relative or friend dies, it is of course, a very stressful and traumatic time. The last thing you need is to be burdened with mountains of legal paperwork and administrative issues which are created by a death. Howells Solicitors can help by managing the probate process and administering the estate on your behalf, whether a Will exists or not.
The probate process is a specialist area of law which requires a team of solicitors with legal expertise. Whatever the issue, whether you are contesting a Will or disputing the amount of Inheritance Tax, our team has decades of experience in probate and estate administration ensuring you and your loved ones receive exactly what you rightfully deserve.
Probate DisputesA death invariably has a huge impact on the friends and relatives of the deceased. An already difficult time is made worse if there are disagreements about the Will or Estate Administration.
We have a great deal of experience dealing with disputes relating to Wills, Trusts and Estates and can help you if you find yourself in such a position. Our expertise covers all the problems that can arise following a death. In particular we often deal with:
- Claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
- Lack of mental capacity claims
- Undue influence claims
- Disagreements over the interpretation of a Will
- Disputes between Executors, Trustees, and Beneficiaries
- Claims against professional advisers, such as Solicitors, for negligently preparing Wills or dealing with Estates and Trusts
Howells’ Contentious Probate expert Laith Khatib answers some of the most common issues that people have when looking to contest a will.
Lasting Power of AttorneySadly many of us become less independent when we reach old age; so to protect all you hold dear it is wise to draw up a Lasting Power of Attorney. An LPA gives an individual you trust implicitly, the legal power to make decisions regarding your healthcare and finances, should you become unable to do so. If you have any questions regarding this area of law, or have a relative to whom you think it may be applicable, then feel free to discuss it with one of our Solicitors. We are more than happy to advise you on the implications of a Lasting Power of Attorney and complete the paperwork on your behalf.
If you have recently lost someone and require probate in Cardiff or Newport , or are interested in making a Will to safeguard the future of your loved ones, please contact the team at Howells Solicitors by calling us today on 02920 404034 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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