Private Client Services
- Residential Conveyancing
- Selling a Property
- Buying a Property
- Buying & Selling
- Renting Properties - advice for landlords and tenants
- Transferring Equity
- Equity Release
Bampton Law can help you with sorting out the legal affairs of the estate of a relative.
Whether or not there is a Will, we can guide you through the court process of obtaining a Grant of Probate, so the estate can be distributed to the beneficiaries. You need not be daunted but rely on a warm and sensitive service.
We can deal with Estates of any size. We will advise you if you need to have a Grant of Probate. You will need Probate if the estate includes a property; it may be valued at £140k or £1million. We will deal with the Inland Revenue and submit Inheritance Tax forms. We can handle Probate applications in the UK and estates with assets in the Channel Islands or elsewhere. We will collect assets in a designated client account and then distribute in accordance with the Will. If there is no Will, we can apply for Letters of Administration.
Having a Will is really important so you can be sure that what you own is left to those closest to you and others.
Having a Will also means that your family can rest assured that at a difficult time in their lives, all will be in order. It is not only important to have a Will, but that it should be properly drafted so that what you intend actually happens. Bampton Law can offer you advice on all this and on Inheritance Tax should you need it, with a personal friendly service.
Our Wills services:
- Draw up a first time Will, including setting up a trust and making specific legacies
- Amend an existing Will
- Make mirror Wills for spouses
- Add a Codicil
- Advise on Letter of Wishes
Lasting Powers of Attorney
We will hopefully all reach a ripe old age, but before we get there, we need to think about how we will cope when “we are not as young as we used to be”. We may need to rely on the help of relatives or close friends.
Bampton Law can advise and assist you with applying for a Lasting Power of Attorney which will ensure that the person you most trust will have the legal authority to look after your needs.
Court of Protection
When a close relative is no longer able to make decisions for themselves and lacks capacity, either through the limits of old age or mental illness, it may be essential that a trusted person is appointed to look after their affairs in their best interests.
Bampton Law can guide you through the complex legal application to the Court of Protection so the vulnerable person receives the proper care they need from a trusted relative or friend.