Wills and Probate
Most people assume that if you do not have a Will, your possessions and money will automatically go to your wife, husband, partner or children. But that is not necessarily true.
If you do not have a Will, the law decides who gets what and your estate may not be split between the family or friends you would have chosen.
If you do not have a Will, your relatives may have to go to court to decide who takes care of your children.
At Salmons Solicitors we will guide you through the process of making a Will. Once complete, you will be surprised how re-assured you feel to know that there will be no expensive legal battles involving your loved ones after you have passed on. The costs are not that expensive either - we charge £100 plus vat for a single will and £175 plus vat for the wills of a couple who each leave their assets to the survivor. Particularly complex wills are charged on a time basis. We add a time charge of £30 plus vat per visit for a local home/hospice/hospital visit within a 5 mile radius. For longer distances please contact us for a quotation for an out of office visit. Travelling expenses are charged in addition at 45 pence per mile. If you have recently used our conveyancing services to buy or sell a house we offer a 15% discretionary discount.
Each year we support the fund raising activities of the Douglas Macmillan cancer hospice and funds we receive for will preparation are donated to that charity. http://www.dmhospice.org.uk/ We offer a 10 per cent reduction in our fees ( excluding expenses ) for persons who leave a bequest of a reasonable size to Douglas Macmillan cancer hospice in their will.
If you have recently lost a loved one and there are issues regarding their Will, call us now.
We charge a set fee of £500 plus vat ( and disbursements) for a obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in simple cases. The costs of administering the estate are charged separately.
Lasting Power of Attorney
We can provide you with Lasting Power of Attorney when you make a Will. This avoids the complications and expense of the Court of Protection and has enormous benefits. We charge a set fee of £400 plus vat for powers of attorney or £500 plus vat for two mirror powers for a couple. We add a time charge of £30 plus vat per visit for a local home/hospice/hospital visit within a 5 mile radius. For longer distances please contact us for a quotation for an out of office visit. Travelling expenses are charged in addition at 45 pence per mile.