It is entirely possible to apply for probate and deal with an estate, without seeing a lawyer, but it’s not without risks warns legal group, Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to avoid those who inherit paying care fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes. SFE members have noticed an increase in ‘DIYers’ returning to them to seek advice when they have made a mistake or find the paperwork too tricky. Mrs A’s will had included a tax saving trust, but when her husband administered the estate, he paid the whole estate to himself. The solicitor was thankfully able to sort out the matter and avoid future complications occurring when Mr A eventually dies. In Mr G’s case, he sold some shares that had made a gain during the administration of his late sister’s estate and had to pay tax….
Peter Lynn and Partners specialise in child law, understanding the sensitivity and expertise required when dealing with the interests of children. Our experience of acting for parents and children in difficult child arrangement disputes allows us an intimate understanding of how to work towards the best interests of the child.
When a family is separating, whether the parents are married or not, planning the future of any children involved is difficult. With whom and where will they reside? What contact will take place? Where will they be educated? Will they keep the same name?
If issues regarding the time each parent…
Leading regional law firm Peter Lynn and Partners are proud to support Miss Wales Finalist Shannon Lewis as she raises funds for her chosen charity.
21-year-old Shannon who is a trainee teacher from Neath has been actively raising money for Beauty With A Purpose and is on target to raise over £1,000. Shannon commented “the money raised in Wales stays in Wales and last year, Beauty With A Purpose helped support some very worthwhile causes including Latch, Ty Hafan and Bullies Out”.
Shannon’s fundraising efforts have included a charity dinner at the Riverfront in Newport as well as entering the Gung…