Wills and Probate
Sterling Partnership has a particular expertise in probate matters from Will drafing and advise on inheritance issues to storage and execution where appointed as executors
It is essential that everyone makes a Will to ensure a fair distribution of personal assests to loved ones and friends after death. We advise on all aspects affecting the individual and their personal affairs. Sterling Partnership can guide you through all the necessary steps to making a Will; who should benefit after your death, gifts to charity, and appointment of executors, trustees and guradians.
We also provide a full service with regard to the administration of estates after death, in a calm and assuring manner to take the stress out of what is always a difficult process for any family to endure.
Unfortunately problems can arise when a Will has not been prepared, or when for example a family member, co-habitee or dependant claims that proper provision has not been made for them by the deceased. We have considered experience in probate and inheritance litigation, including applications to the Court. We can also advise and assist regarding alternative means of dispute resolution, including mediation. We aim to achieve the best possible result for our clients within the shortest period of time. Our service is sensitive and efficient with the client's objectives being our primary goal.
Our approach is to offer a service, which is personal, cost-effective and recognises the sensitive nature of many of the issues, which we handle.
Our expertise include:
- Preparation of Wills
- Reviewing, updating and amending existing arrangements
- Tax planning and Inheritance Tax
- Deeds of Variation
- Creation and administration of trusts
- Inheritance and disputed estate claims
- Preparation of enduring Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection
- Advice on the gifting of assests during lifetime