Every adult can and should make a Will.
If you are married, both you and your spouse should prepare Wills. This is true even if marital assets are primary in the name of one spouse. Usually, you will wish to name your spouse as your main beneficiary and name an alternative beneficiary if he/she predeceases you.
Once a Will has been prepared, it is valid until such time as it is revoked
If you are living with someone, but are not married and you want that person to benefit from your estate, it is particularly important to make a Will. This is so because the rules of intestacy make no provision for unmarried partners. If you were to die intestate, your partners would receive nothing from your estate.
Based in Prestwich Manchester, we are able to offer home visits locally through Manchester and outlying areas.
We offer phone/Skype meetings for clients further afield.
Writing a will is the only way to be certain that your money and possessions will go to the people and charities you care about after you die.
We offer a variety of wills, ranging from:
Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at a difficult and emotional time. We can help support you and provide direction to administer your friend or loved one’s estate.
Whether you need some advice on what steps you need to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, whatever your circumstances we have the right answers and solutions for you. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive so be reassured that Wills Ways offer Fixed Fee Probate Services. This means we will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.
Our trusted Partners, Premier Solicitors are a leading law firm offering competitive fixed fees and dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service on a range of legal services. We are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service.
The Firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.
Our trusted Partners, Premier Solicitors will manage all the legal & administative aspects of the estate easing the burden on you.
Someone’s estate is everything that they own; all of their assets (whether real property or personal property) and their liabilities.
An Executor is a person who is appointed in the deceased’s Will to deal with the administration of their estate after their death. It is an Executor’s responsibility to:
A general term for somebody entitled to deal with the Estate Administration is a Personal representative. When a person dies without making a Will, the closest next of kin would be an Administrator who would be entitled to extract the Grant of Letters of Administration. An Executor is someone who has been appointed under a Will to deal with the estate administration.
It is the duty of the personal representative to pay off all debts of the deceased and if this is not done then they may be personally liable to pay money back into the estate.
Probate is the court’s authority, given to a person or persons, to administer a deceased estate and the document issued by the Probate Registry is called a Grant of Probate. This document is usually required by the asset holders (such as banks) as proof to show the correct person or persons have the Registry’s authority to administer a deceased person’s estate.
The Probate process is needed when investments (typically over £5,000) were held in the deceased’s sole name and the banks, building societies and other organisations request for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration in order to release the funds held.
A Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration is also required where one had held the property in their sole name in order to sell or transfer the property.
No, this vests in the deceased person’s estate. It is a common misconception amongst people that when a person dies their debts disappear but this is not the case unless otherwise stated. When a person dies their debts are paid for from their assets at the time of death. If their debt exceeds their available assets then the estate will be insolvent. Sometimes it is not known if an estate is insolvent until the grant of probate has been received. When the estate of the deceased is insolvent, gifts and legacies cannot be distributed to the beneficiaries under the Will. This part of the law is governed by Administration of Insolvent Estates of Deceased Persons Order 1986 (DPO 1986).
Our trusted Partners Premier Solicitors can offer two services:
“Grant only” – You provide the valuations and details about the estate and they will prepare the necessary legal documentation and tax returns and apply for the Grant at the Probate Registry, leaving you thereafter to deal with the rest of the estate administration.
Full Estate Administration – We will take full responsibility for dealing with the estate administration from start to finish.
Shaya received his Diploma in Law and Practise from CILEX in 2014 and is also a member of the Society of Will Writers.
Shaya can provide solutions for more complex wills as well as Basic Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys.
Bayla qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Through her wealth of experience as a solicitor and practising as a family, workplace and neighbourhood mediation, she can provide expert advice in wills and estate planning
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Delighted with the service provided by Shaya of Wills Ways. He was both flexible and accommodating, and patiently explained every aspect of the process, offering alternative options to suit our requirements. Would definitely recommend.
I would not hesitate in endorsing Shaya and Wills Ways services. Shaya provided clear advice throughout the process and it is obvious that knows his field of expertise well. His friendly and down to earth approach is one I would highly recommend.
Excellent service! I will be using Wills Ways again for further Private Client services and would recommend them to anyone. We had a complicated set of circumstances and we were guided carefully through every set of the process.