Wills & Probate
Drafting out a Will is a great way to make sure that your possessions end up where you want them to go after your passing. At Owens Solicitors, we can provide you with all the necessary legal assistance in that matter.
Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney & Probate
No one wants to think about the death of themselves or their loved ones, or consider they may become mentally or physically incapacitated at some point in their life, but despite these not being comfortable subjects they are important issues to address for your own sake and those you care about.
At Owens Solicitors we can advise you on Will preparation, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Probate and administration of Estates including cases of intestacy and inheritance tax.
A well-drafted Will gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your possessions are distributed as you would like them on your passing. We can assist you with drafting a valid Will that accurately reflects your wishes and can advise on executors, beneficiaries and Inheritance Tax implications on your gifts.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are important documents that enable you to give permission to others to handle your affairs and make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so due to either a short term or a long-term incapacity. We can help ensure that the wording in your LPAs is sufficiently precise and protects your interests.
When someone close to you sadly passes away, dealing with probate and the administration of their estate can be challenging at a difficult time. We can lighten that burden and provide advice on all aspects of probate and estate administration whether or not there is a Will, and whether the estate be small or large or somewhere in between.
We are Lexcel accredited by the Law Society, which reflects our outstanding practice management and client care, and we are independently regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). We are also members of Resolution and committed to adopting a constructive approach to resolving family disputes.
To find out more about our various Wills, LPA and Probate services that we offer, please click on the relevant area below:
Yomi Oni-Williams (BA, LLB)
Yomi can advise you on all aspects of Wills and Probate, her key experience being in Will preparation, probate and administration of estates including cases of intestacy, inheritance tax and lasting powers of attorney.
A well-drafted Will gives you the peace of mind of knowing that your possessions are distributed as you would like them on your passing. Yomi can assist you with drafting a valid Will that accurately reflects your wishes and can advise on executors, beneficiaries and implications regarding Inheritance Tax.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs) are important documents that enable you to give permission to others to handle your affairs and make decisions on your behalf if you are no longer able to do so. Yomi can help ensure that the wording in your LPAs is sufficiently precise and protects your interests.
Administering an estate, ‘probate’, can be complex, and even where an estate is relatively modest, complications can arise at a time when people are already suffering from the stress and the anxiety caused by the death of a loved one. Yomi can assist you with all aspects of the administration of an estate whether or not there is a Will, whether the estate be small or large or somewhere in between.
Yomi Oni-Williams qualified as a solicitor in 2003. She has a BA in Classics and a LL.B (Hons) from the University of Leeds and went on to do her Legal Practice Course at the College of Law in London.
Yomi’s Wills and Probate specialisms:
- Will drafting
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Probate and ascertaining full details and value of estate
- Advising on protection and insurance of assets post-death
- Preparing application for Probate where appropriate or Letters of Administration
- Calculation of Inheritance Tax
- Liaising with asset holders
- Obtaining Grant of Probate and completing all tax formalities
- Day to day administration of the estate
- Gathering in assets and arranging disposals where necessary
- reparing, agreeing and distributing full estate accounts
- Obtaining clearance for IHT purposes
- Paying legacies and distributing net estate to beneficiaries
- Advising executors regarding potential claims