Our top 5 reasons why using a specialist Probate Lawyer will make Probate easier for you

Probate Lawyer | Wheelers Solicitors Isle of WightIt’s never easy to lose a loved one. At Wheelers Solicitors we are here to help and guide you through this undoubtedly difficult time with care, discretion and consideration. If you are also the executor of an estate (or an administrator when there is no Will) then you will also be facing a lot of responsibility at this time. Wheelers Solicitors have a dedicated specialist Probate Lawyer and support team who can help guide you through this process.

Balancing being an Executor while you are grieving yourself

The period of mourning and adjustment that follows a bereavement can be overwhelming, let alone when you are also the Executor of an Estate. Your Probate Lawyer will guide you through the process with patience, understanding and support.

Families

Probate Administration | Estate Administration | Probate Solicitor | Wheelers Solicitors Isle of WightModern families can be complicated. Step-children, estranged siblings, ‘merged’ families, the list goes on. At a time where emotions are running high, any tense relationships can be exacerbated. Having a specialist Probate Lawyer by your side can help to ensure smooth relations between all parties during this difficult period.

Expense

Probate can be a time-consuming process which requires a lot of attention to detail, and any error may cost you a large amount of both time and money. A specialist Probate Lawyer understands the pitfalls and knows what to look out for. Potentially saving you time, money and stress in the process.

Complications

If you have not been an Executor before then it can be very easy to overlook certain details. Probate can be complicated and should any errors arise then the Executor(s) can be held personally liable. Probate Lawyers understand the complexity of Inheritance Tax law and will make sure that you don’t end up personally liable for any debts of the Estate.

Knowledge

Probate Lawyers have undertaken specialist training to understand the Law of Wills and Succession and the complexities regarding Inheritance Tax. If a Grant of Probate is required then your lawyer will prepare a full set of Estate Accounts, a tax document for HMRC (even if there is no Inheritance Tax to pay) and will prepare the application for the Grant itself.

Your Probate Lawyer will also be able to advise you on any complex issues regarding the gifts in the Will or where there are disputes in the family regarding this.

How Wheelers Solicitors can help you

Wheelers Solicitors offer a free half hour consultation to discuss all aspects of Estate Administration. If you would like to arrange this then please call us on (01983) 533938 or contact us here.

You can also learn more about our Estate Administration services here.

Harness the expertise of a Property Solicitor on the Isle of Wight

Property Solicitor | Wheelers Solicitors Isle of WightWhether you are buying or selling, moving house is an incredibly exciting experience. From first time buyers to experienced landlords, the flutter of anticipation when you receive the keys to your new home cannot be denied. By appointing a specialist Property Solicitor, you are able to minimize any potential stresses and be safe in the knowledge that your conveyancing will be in the best possible hands.

Knowledge

There is a certain mystique around conveyancing, however that mystique turns to outright confusion when met with terms such as “easement”, “restrictive covenant” and “caveat emptor”. Your Property Solicitor hears this sort of jargon day in day out, and will be able to relay them to you in simple, straightforward terms.

Ease

Even what should be the easiest of conveyancing transactions can be hit with complications. At the 11th hour the last thing you want to be hit with is an unexpected boundary dispute or subsidence problem. Your Property Solicitor has the skills and expertise with which to solve any issues correctly and efficiently with minimal fuss.

Relaxation

Conveyancing Isle of Wight | Wheelers SolicitorsResearch shows us that aside from death and divorce, moving house is one of the most stressful things a person can do in their lifetime. Whilst your Property Solicitor is dealing with the complex aspects of a Lease clause dating back 80 years, you are able to spend your time choosing new furniture or having that long overdue clear-out.

Security

Buying a house or flat is, for the majority of people, the single most expensive purchase you will ever make and the consequences of a single mistake are potentially disastrous. Your Property Solicitor will go over all aspects of your conveyancing with a fine-toothed comb and help to iron out any potential issues.

Speed 

After you’ve chosen the house of your dreams, the last thing you want to do is wait around for what seems like forever. Having a specialist Property Solicitor at your side will ensure that the process is swift and smooth. Recently, our very own Jacob Sandbach completed a conveyancing transaction in just 9 days!

How Wheelers Solicitors, Isle of Wight can help you

Wheelers Solicitors specialise in residential conveyancing on the Isle of Wight. If you would like an online quote for your sale and/or purchase please click here. Alternatively, please call us to discuss your requirements on 01983 533938 or contact us here.

You can also read more about our Residential Conveyancing service and download our free guide here.

Would you remember a charity in your will?

Remember a Charity in your Will Week | Wheelers Solicitors Newport Isle of WightThis week is ‘Remember a Charity in your Will week’ and Wheelers Solicitors in Newport, Isle of Wight, are proud to once again support this initiative.

In 2017 people in Britain left £2.85 billion to charity in their Wills, which was the largest amount recorded to date. This figure is 39 times the amount raised on a ‘Red Nose Day’.

Health and Cancer charities received the largest shares of gifts in Wills with Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and the British Heart Foundation all making the top 5.

Other popular charities included the RSPCA and the RNLI.

At Wheelers Solicitors on the Isle of Wight many of our clients choose charities closer to home with the Earl Mountbatten Hospice, Age UK Isle of Wight and the Isle of Wight Donkey Sanctuary all featuring regularly, and not just in remember a charity in your will week.

Rob Cope, Director of consortium Remember A Charity, said:

“It’s incredibly encouraging to see the collective amount gifted to charities in Wills rise, as it genuinely has a huge impact.”

“For example, legacies in Wills fund six in 10 lifeboat launches and two in three guide dogs.”

However, currently just six percent of people leave a charitable gift in their Will.

Len Goodman, head judge on Dancing with the Stars, said:

“I am supporting this year’s Remember a Charity Week because I feel it’s important to leave behind a gift to a charity that you support in order to help them continue their good work once we are gone.”

“Over my lifetime I’ve seen first-hand the amazing work that charities do, and it would be a shame for them to stop just because we do.”

10th – 16th September 2018 is Remember a Charity in your Will Week

If you wish to take part in remember a charity in your Will week (and you can do this anytime, not just this week!) then at Wheelers Solicitors we can support you in this, either by drafting a new Will or amending your existing Will slightly.  If you would like to discuss making a Will with us then please call us on (01983) 533938 or contact us via our website.

You can also read more about our Will writing service or download our free guide: Why Make a Will.