Wills, Probate & Powers of Attorney
At Osborne Morris & Morgan, we understand the sensitivities and emotions that surround Wills and Probate matters. We respond quickly to your concerns and are committed to providing long-term support and advice.
In contrast to unqualified “Will writers”, our solicitors are tightly regulated and professionally trained to prepare Wills that stand up to scrutiny. We also provide advice on related subjects, including inheritance tax.
“I would like to thank you for the kind and sympathetic manner in which you dealt with all aspects of my Will at this hard time in my life. Your approachability was very much appreciated”
Mr SR from Leighton Buzzard
“Our Wills were dealt with speedily, efficiently and in a very pleasant manner.”
Mrs BC from Bletchley
“All the staff have been very friendly & helpful. The work on our Wills and Probate has progressed very quickly.”
Mr M W from Luton
“In my limited experience of solicitors you have treated me sympathetically, fairly and given advice that seems reasonable. You allowed me to make my own decisions based on your legal advice.”
Mrs J S from Bletchley
Do I Really Need A Will?
More than 40 percent of people die without a Will. It’s a personal choice, but there are consequences:
- Your property will be divided according to strict intestacy rules that might not reflect your wishes or your family situation.
- The intestacy rules can be unpicked in some cases, but this is costly and stressful for those you leave behind.
- Unmarried partners are not recognised by law, so will not automatically inherit any of your estate.
- If you are separated but not divorced, your estranged spouse or civil partner would still be entitled to a large share of your estate.
- The intestacy rules do not recognise stepchildren.
We can help you with:
- Preparing fixed-fee Wills and changing existing Wills
- Wills for people who have become unable to manage their affairs
- Fixed-fee Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Dealing with the Will and property when someone dies
- Challenging a Will
- Inheritance tax planning
- Elderly Care, including NHS Continuing Care applications and care home fee planning
Be Certain With Certainty
Once you have completed your Will we recommend that you register your Will with Certainty, the National Will Register. This is the National Will Register and search service, endorsed by The Law Society.
Registering your Will means it can be found quickly and easily when you have passed away protecting you and your family and ensuring that your wishes are carried out.
Certainty does not need to see a copy of your Will. Your Will’s existence is recorded and the location tagged on the register. No content of the Will is divulged.
“I lost my father’s Will. I have registered my Will so that my children never suffer what my family went through”
We can help
We can help you with this process. Simply inform the member of the legal team that you wish to register your Will with Certainty and we will do the rest.
For details of our fixed-fee Wills, Powers of Attorney and related Probate services, call our Leighton Buzzard Probate solicitors on 01525 378177 or contact us online. We act for clients throughout the Home Counties.