Matthew Waite & Co is the trading name of Legal & Property Limited whose registered office address is Ariel House, Frogmore Street, Tring, Hertfordshire, HP23 5AU Company Registration Number 06398017. 

 

Legal & Property Limited is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority – SRA Number 471942.

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WILLS &

PROBATE

More than half of UK adults have yet to make a Will, according to a poll by charity Barnado’s. The proportion rises to 74% of cohabiting couples.

 

If you don’t make a Will, your estate will be divided according to the laws of intestacy i.e. rules laid down by Parliament. Under the intestacy rules, for example, and contrary to popular belief, spouses may not inherit the entirety of the deceased’s estate and cohabitees have no rights of inheritance whatsoever - the “common law spouse” is a myth, leaving them having to make expensive, protracted and uncertain claims via the courts.

 

By making a Lasting Power of Attorney, you can appoint those you wish to look after your affairs and make decisions on your behalf regarding your health, welfare, property and financial affairs in the event that you are unable to make such decisions for yourself as a result of accident, illness or other incapacity.

Our services include:

 

  • Will writing

  • Probate

  • Estate Administration

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

  • Court of Protection applications

By making a Will you can:

  • ensure that your estate passes to your chosen beneficiaries

  • chose your executors and trustees

  • appoint guardians for your children

  • set up trusts for children or those with a disability

  • mitigate your liability to Inheritance Tax and residential care fees

Get in touch

01442 890111

 

info@matthewwaite.com