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Expert will writing solicitors
 

Wills

 

It isn't nice to think about dying, but if you want a secure future for your loved ones, it's something you have to consider.

 

Making a will ensures your money, property and possessions are dealt with according to your wishes after you pass away, and that the people that you most care about are looked after. So, at a very difficult time, it prevents additional distress for your family and friends.

Having a will is especially important if you have children under 18, as it will determine who cares for your children in your absence.

What’s more, with effective planning, having a will provides for your loved ones in a tax-efficient way.

Too many people either don’t have a will or have failed to use professional will writers. A poorly written will can cause as many problems as not having one at all. That’s why it’s important to get it right.

With experience of all types of wills - from simple to complex - at Optimal Solicitors, we pride ourselves on delivering a professional and personal will writing service.

And, because we know how important having the right will is to you, rather than confusing you with legal jargon, we provide the very best legal advice delivered in plain English.

So, when you appoint us, you can relax in the knowledge that your legal property needs are being taken care of.

 

 

Making sure your final wishes are respected
 

We can help you

With fixed fees for many of our services and a free initial consultation, call us on 0161 250 7771 or contact us online to find out how we can help you.
 
How OptimalSolicitors can help you
Make sure your money, property and other assets go to the people you choose
Minimise the burden of inheritance tax (including setting up Trusts where appropriate)
Establish when people should inherit
Name the people you trust as executors (the people who sort out your affairs after you die)
Set out your wishes for specific items
Make charitable gifts
Appoint legal guardians for any children under 18
Plan your funeral arrangements
Update your will following a change in circumstances such as marriage, divorce, death, or the birth of children/grandchildren.
 
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Call us on 0161 250 7771 or contact our friendly, expert team to find out how we can help you.
 
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It’s never too early to write a will

A will is one of the most important documents you will ever have. And, because unforeseen circumstances happen, it’s never too early to prepare. Here’s why:
 
  1. Dying without a valid will is called intestacy. This means that your assets will be shared between your family regardless of who you want to inherit
  2. If you die without a valid will, your family could suffer from financial problems, disputes and emotional distress
  3. Without a will, your husband, wife or civil partner may not automatically inherit everything
  4. If you are unmarried your partner could receive little or nothing
  5. If you have re-married, children from any previous relationships could be financially neglected
 
 

Kind words from people like you

At Optimal Solicitors, we are here for you in your time of need. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s what our clients have to say about us.

 

How else can we help you and your family?

Protecting what matters to you, we put you in complete control. No matter what is around the corner.
 

Probate

Our probate solicitors understand how stressful this process can be. Removing the burden, we help you through this difficult time. Supporting you with our professionalism, knowledge and experience.

Wills and probate solicitors that care

Determining the future of an estate can be a challenging and emotional time. Whether you’re writing a will or dealing with the aftermath of a loved one passing, our probate solicitors take a sensitive approach that makes sure everyone is cared for.
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Will Writing

It’s vital to know your affairs are in order. Otherwise, deciding who gets what – including any trusts or charities – is open for debate. We’ll determine what the estate is worth, help draw up the will, and name an executor. Such an important document deserves your complete peace of mind.

Contesting A Will

There’s enough to cope with when a loved one passes without worrying about getting the inheritance you deserve. If you believe you’ve been wrongly left out of their final wishes, and choose to contest the will, we’ll help you understand your rights and fight your corner every step of the way. 

Lasting Power of Attorney

You never know if you might lack mental capacity in the future. Having a professionally drafted Lasting Power of Attorney lets you appoint a trusted friend or family member to make crucial decisions for you when you are no longer able to.

 

Looking for wills and probate services?

When a life comes to an end, you want closure and security. But whether you’re drawing up a will or settling the estate as an executor, there’s a lot to think about. Money, assets, final wishes… Our probate solicitors are here to make sure you never feel overwhelmed, getting everything in order for a result that’s not only fair, but legal.

 

Optimal Solicitors have wide-ranging experience in wills and probate law. This allows us to quickly define and resolve anything coming between you and a smooth inheritance. We can also resolve disputes between beneficiaries if needed. 

From writing the will to applying for a grant of probate and estate administration, we’ll make sure everyone gets what they’re due and no one is left with any questions. By tackling wills and probates sensitively, we get the best outcome for everyone involved.

Probate

Without a grant of probate, you won’t have the authority to administer the estate. We make sure it’s handed to the Probate Registry in good time, so you aren’t hit with fines or more inheritance tax than you were expecting. If no one’s in place to manage the inheritance, we’ll help you through the next steps. 


We’re just a phone call away...

It doesn’t matter how complex your situation is – we’re here to help. Our wills and probate solicitors cover all legal matters relating to a person’s estate. We’ll bring an objective perspective to these very personal circumstances, so you or your loved ones can be at peace. 

 

Contact us to get started 0161 250 7771


Why Optimal Solicitors 

 

12 years in the business

100% support with your estate

 

We’ll save you money 

With us at your side, a settlement will never pay more tax than it should, leaving more for the beneficiaries. That’s including any business accounts, shares, and overseas properties that are also involved. Don’t worry about hidden fees either; we’re always upfront. 

We specialise in wills and probate law

We’ll handle any circumstance that may range across large families, unknown beneficiaries, or an estate tied in disputes. The rest of our legal work prepares us for this – unlike many wills and probate experts, we also specialise in property and family law

We adapt to your requirements 

It doesn’t matter how much notice you give us, or whether you’d rather talk things through at your own pace. Reach out whenever you want to; we don’t limit you with strict opening times. Chat to us by phone, email or in person. Whatever you prefer.


FAQs

Probate solicitors help you prepare a complete will and testament, or solve problems that arise when an estate doesn’t have a clear settlement plan. They determine whether a will is valid, assess and distribute the inheritance, find the right records to prove it, and round off all the paperwork. It’s about caring for people and tying up all the loose ends together.
The creation of a will – which must be legalised and witnessed – can leave much to interpretation if the wrong approach is taken. Using probate solicitors makes sure you cover every base and specify what should happen. This is especially true when the estate is facing insolvency or there are multiple trusts involved.
A grant of probate is the court-approved duty to carry out the role of executor in the will – the person managing the inheritance. You’ll get control of bank and building society accounts, as well as any property. However, sometimes an executor isn’t named or the will wasn’t legalised. As long as you’re a spouse or related to the deceased, you can apply to be an administrator. We’ll show you what a letter of administration requires.
These are brought into play when there is no valid will at all or no one steps forward to administer the estate. They are basic rules to divide money and assets between relatives. Unmarried partners, friends, carers, and relations by marriage don’t count. There are many other rules to consider, but rest assured – we can lay them all out for you.

Protect your estate with Optimal Solicitors

Whether you’re drawing up plans for your own estate or seeking to resolve that of someone you were close to, we’re here to help. Speak to Optimal Solicitors for a free wills and probate quote today. 0161 250 7771

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