Protecting Your Assets And Your Family After You Are Gone
Making a Will isn’t something you should put off until later in life – having a Will in place and putting a plan in place, makes it easier for your family once you are gone. Perhaps you feel it is a little morbid to think about making your Will, however, it is very important and our experienced solicitors will guide you through the process and make it as straightforward as possible.
People often assume that their husband or wife or civil partner will automatically inherit all of their estate, but this is not the case. If you die without a Will, complex legal rules apply, and your spouse or civil partner may not inherit all of your estate. Therefore, it is important to protect your loved ones by putting a Will in place so that they are looked after once you are gone.
Wills and trusts can save you money too; forward planning should save Inheritance Tax payable on your death. Our expert solicitors can provide guidance on Inheritance Tax planning and trusts and can also act as professional Trustees. Our expert solicitors can liaise with your accountant and financial advisor so that you get the most tax efficient approach with your wealth planning and all professional advisors are aware of the plan.
Our Solicitors are also experienced in providing advice to elderly clients and can give guidance on Enduring Powers of Attorney, Controllership Orders, Residential Care Home fee planning, Living Wills or Advanced Directives.
Once someone has passed away, their financial estate may need to be dealt with and our knowledgeable solicitors can assist with obtaining Probate of the Will (or Administration, if there is no Will), payment of Inheritance Tax and completion of the appropriate accounts to HMRC, distribution of assets and advise on any Trusts contained in the Will.
Chris Jess TEP and Julie Ann Osborne TEP have both completed additional qualifications in Trusts and Estates and CMG Cunningham Dickey has recently been recognised by the Belfast Telegraph Best Law Firms of Northern Ireland 2022, specifically for their Inheritance Tax Planning and Trust and Estate advice. Julie Ann Osborne TEP is also recognised by Three Best Rated as one of the top specialist solicitors in Northern Ireland for this type of work. We are confident that we are leaders in this particular legal area.
We can advise on:
- Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPA)
- Residential Care home planning
- Inheritance Tax
- Controllership Orders
- Living Wills/ Advance Directives
OUR WILLS/ TRUSTS/ PROBATE SPECIALISTS
Senior Associate / Solicitor/ Trust and Estate Practitioner/ Head of Wills, Trusts and EstatesFind out more >
Julie Ann Osborne
Partner / Solicitor / Trust & Estate Practitioner / Head of Private ClientFind out more >