Planning ahead for when the worst happens can seem daunting. Certainly, most of us do not like to think about unpleasant subjects such as losing our mental capacity or dying.
Many people therefore put off making a Will or Lasting Power of Attorney, or taking advice on ways to reduce our loved ones’ exposure to care home fees or inheritance tax.
But life is unpredictable and planning and managing what may lie ahead gives you the peace of mind of knowing you have done everything possible to help secure your family’s future.
At RLE Law, our Lifetime Planning and Wills team take the time to fully understand your circumstances and wishes, at the same time ensuring that you are making the most of Inheritance Tax allowances and other reliefs. We also have a wealth of experience to help you with drafting your will to make sure that what you own passes to the people that you choose, easing the burden on your family when you die.
Emma Hardwidge is the Director and Head of the Private Client team. Emma is an accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and has a wealth of experience in lifetime planning and the administration of estates.
Even with the best planning, sometimes things can still go wrong and we have the experience to deal with disputes that arise on the death of a loved one. These are often fraught and complex and are at a time when emotions are already running very high. This is known as contentious probate. We have the individuals with the necessary experience to help you through this process and to make things as easy as possible at the most difficult of times.
We want to be your solicitors for life and so will make sure any advice that we give you is tailored to your individual needs. We can help you with the most basic of wills to putting in place measures in case you lose capacity, to helping you with a loved one’s estate when they die.
At RLE Law our solicitors can help you and your family with the following: -
- Wills and Trusts
- Inheritance and Estate Planning
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Challenging or disputing a Will or Trust
- Residence and nil rate band
Many of our team are Accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly and have also undergone training as dementia friends, so if you have any concerns at all about your initial meeting for your loved one, just give us a call and we will do everything we can to make the process as easy and relaxed as possible. Get in touch with us at our Bridgend or Treorchy offices.