Wills and Powers of Attorney
What do we do?
Often people assume that their money and possessions will automatically pass to their partners or children – but without a will, this is not always the case. So, by making a will now it will avoid legal problems arising for your family in the future. At Silks our lawyers have in-depth knowledge in all areas of wills and can help you create a will that’s right for you and your family. Don’t worry if you have never discussed wills before – our friendly solicitors will put you at ease, explaining everything clearly with no legal jargon.
It is a fact of modern life that we are living longer and sometimes are ability to handle decisions can become impaired. A Lasting Power of Attorney to cover different types of decisions; financial or personal, can be invaluable if this should happen. We can advise you as to the suitability of any proposed appointment and the responsibilities of any attorney you may appoint. We can guide you sensitively and knowledgeably through the whole process and ensure everything is validly registered and able to be used if necessary.
How we do it?
Our job is simply to help solve your legal problems. To do this, we promise to explain complex legal matters in plain and simple English, provide you with regular updates on your matter and give you clear guidance on our fees, so there are no nasty surprises. Our friendly, knowledgeable solicitors are here to provide all the help and advice you need, call us today on 0121 511 2233.
Making a Will
At Silks Solicitors we work hard to ensure our clients are more than satisfied with the practical legal help and support we provide. Dealing with someone’s estate can of course be a difficult task, when emotions are running high and where ‘red tape’ might often appear to hinder you rather than help. But we’re here to help you through.
Are you looking for help with making a will in the Oldbury and Netherton area?
As legal experts, we’re able to give our clients all the support that they need to help them through what can often be an emotionally unpleasant period. Whatever the level of legal help you choose, we’re here to guide you through the whole process of making a will to give you as much or as little involvement as you feel comfortable with. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about wills at our Oldbury and Netherton offices.
Making a will in Oldbury and Netherton
We promise you’ll always get a warm, respectful welcome whenever you deal with Silks Solicitors . We’re very proud of our high level of customer service, and we’re always delighted when we receive unsolicited client testimonials from satisfied clients. Many of our clients appreciate that we have no hidden costs on our bills because we’re upfront about our fees to help you budget. Clients also value little things that make a real difference, such as having direct contact details for their solicitor and then getting a same-day response (wherever possible) to any niggling queries that you might have along the way.
Want more specific help regarding making a will or probate?
Rest assured that we can help with any query about making a will or probate-related matter, whether simple or complex. For example, our specialist lawyers can help if you want practical advice about inheritance and tax planning, estate administration, power of attorney and we can also advise if you have a will or inheritance dispute.
Friendly expert solicitors who are local to Oldbury and Netherton
If you haven’t considered the benefits of wills, our Netherton and Oldbury based solicitors are here to guide you through the process. Sandra Buffam is a trust and estate practitioner with over 30 years’ experience; “When a loved one dies there are usually a great many important things to sort out, and dealing with their estate on your own can quickly become confusing and complicated at a time when you’d really rather deal with more pressing emotions. That’s why making a will can really help your family cope, and having a good legal advisor to guide you can really help.”
Call our experts in the Oldbury and Netherton area for free
We can help with all aspects of making wills at our Oldbury or Netherton offices. If you’d like to talk to us for free for a short chat to see how we can help then we offer Free First Advice. Many people find that just a ten-minute chat with one of our legal representatives can really help them to make a decision on whether they need our services. Call us today on 0121 511 2233 and find out how we can help you.
Looking for more information regarding making a will?
If you have any queries about wills our Netherton and Oldbury based solicitors will be happy to help, but if you’re still at the ‘research stage’ then perhaps you’ll find these links helpful. The Gov UK website offers some clear information on the legal processes that may be involved when someone dies. If you’re in the Oldbury and Netherton area, then you probably need to contact Sandwell Register Office to register the death of a loved one. The Law Donut is a useful resource if you’re looking for more information about making a will.
Power of Attorney
Will and Inheritance Disputes
Inheritance and Tax Planning
Potential Capacity or Physical Difficulties – Home Visits
Seeing a Client Alone
Due to the nature of the advice that we may need to give, it is important that we can see our client alone. However, we appreciate that some clients may prefer to have a trusted friend or relative present, so we will try to accommodate this where we can. However, there will inevitably be the time when we will need to see our client alone, but we will do everything to try and ensure that the client feels at ease, and understands why this is necessary. Where English is not the first language of our client, or our client has difficulty hearing or with sight, we suggest that an appropriate independent interpreter assists, or a person that our client trusts to help the client understand what is being discussed. The cost of this is to be paid for by the client. A written record in the form of an attendance note is kept of persons present and all relevant matters discussed at the meeting. This and any discussions and instructions received are confirmed in writing after the meeting has taken place. If the client declines to have anyone present, this is also documented and confirmed in writing. Sometimes we use legal terminology but we always do our best to ensure that our client understands what has been said and will not proceed until we are satisfied and that our client is comfortable and indicate that they understand and approve what has been said and what they are being asked to do. We will do everything we can to maximise the ability of the client to make any decision.
Older and Vulnerable Client Care Procedure and Policy
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