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Wills & Estates

You get one chance
to leave a legacy

Death is stressful enough for those who are left behind. At Respect we handle each estate with the same values that guide our other legal services – respect, passion and kindness. We give you peace of mind, knowing that your family and your legacy will be protected after you pass away. Together with our clients, the lawyers at Respect Legal create carefully considered, tailored plans that communicate their last wishes to their loved ones.

The Respect Difference

Creating a will can be an overwhelming experience. With Respect Legal, you can enjoy trusted support, from lawyers who care, through each step of the process. Our Wills and Estates team specialise in all areas of deceased estates and can tailor our service to each individual and their requirements. From simple wills to more complex estate matters, we will ensure that if you pass away or lose capacity, your family will be left with a clear plan moving forward.

Our Wills & Estates legal services include:

We are here to listen and understand, not to provide a cookie cutter service. We provide professional legal advice based on your individual situation and we follow your detailed instructions. We are also here to inform our clients, explaining unfamiliar legal terms and discussing the implications of certain decisions. Our small and dedicated team of Wills and Estates lawyers will make you feel comfortable in creating this important document.

When appointing someone to take charge of your financial and personal matters, you need the right advice from professionals who will understand your circumstances and relationships. We will explain the scope such a power and help you to determine when and why you want it to come into effect.

We explain how to properly and thoughtfully appoint a Medical Decision Maker, empowering our clients to make decisions that are right for them and their loved ones. We will help you determine whether you want to give someone general power or, if in light of a diagnosis, they will provide end of life direction. We will also advise on how to talk about advanced care directives with your GP.

Probate is the process of administering the estate when there is a Will. Our specialist team of lawyers will guide you through this seemingly complicated process and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

This occurs when we are administering the estate when there is no Will. We will provide expert advice and help you to obtain recognition as the legal representative and assist you with administering the estate and implementing the terms of the Will.

Our team handle general disputes between siblings, as well as complications that can arise in blended families. We are here to listen to your story and we will endeavour to gain a real understanding of your circumstances so we can assess whether you have a claim.

 

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Digital Assets

As part of our Wills and Estates Planning Service, Respect Legal can handle your Digital Assets. We use cutting edge technology for storing and protecting digital assets so that when you pass away they can be readily accessed by whoever you choose. Your loved ones can now avoid the stress and confusion of trying to access your assets such as cryptocurrency after you pass away. Nobody can see your data until you pass away but your legal representatives can store the data for you.

Separation & Wills

If you have recently separated we strongly recommend that you update your Will. In many marriages, it is common for one partner to appoint the other as executor and beneficiary of the estate. But once you separate, your Will remains valid, which means that your ex partner may be entitled to inherit any property left to them, and may remain the executor, despite having separated from you. We therefore recommend that you seek legal advice to review and update your will as soon as you separate.

Your Local Experts

Our firm has established itself as the local leader in the field of Wills and Estates. We’ve helped countless clients of all ages create their wills through offering a simple, accessible and supportive process. We live and work in the area, we know the people, we listen to your needs and ensure that they are met through carefully considered planning.

Free Consultations

Book a chat with us to discuss your situation today. Our Wills and Estates team specialise in all areas of deceased estates and can tailor our service to each individual and their requirements. From simple wills to more complex estate matters, we will ensure that if you pass away or lose capacity, your family will be left with a clear plan moving forward.

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

This is one of the most important legal documents you will ever have drafted.

You need to ensure that the document is drafted according to the appropriate legislation and that it is valid. This is why it is recommended to get a qualified lawyer to write your will with you, so that when you pass away no complications arise for loved ones who are left behind.
There are now options for storing and protecting your digital assets.

You can use safe and secure digital vaults that allow your loved ones and legal representatives to safely access your data after you pass away.
Probate is a process that ensures the will is valid and is a way to grant the executor authority to deal with that person’s assets and liabilities such as settling accounts and selling property.
If the person is of sound mind (has decision making capacity) it is quite a simple process

It is highly recommended to make changes together with a lawyer who specialises in wills and estates in order to avoid complications that may arise after you pass away.

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