Having a properly drawn up Will relieves your relatives of the difficult burden of dealing with the problems intestacy creates. If you die intestate all your assets do not automatically go to your surviving spouse/civil partner, contrary to common belief.

However simple your asset portfolio, please consider making a Will as soon as you can whether you are young or old.

An added advantage of having a will is that small gifts to individuals or charities can be made which would otherwise not be the case.

When it is necessary, we are able to deal with disputes regarding probate and intestate succession, however complex. Claims by disappointed beneficiaries resulting from an incorrectly drawn up document are also matters in which we can assist. Contentious Probate is a complicated issue where there are strict time limits in the making of claims. If you have any doubts or need assistance with the administration of an estate then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are also experienced in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney, and advising the elderly generally.

Nick Wescombe (nick@dslaw.co.uk) is our specialist partner dealing in the administration of estates.


"A massive thank you for all your help, patience and fantastic service throughout the entire process of our Mum's probate and conveyancing process. Sorry if we drove you mad and thank you for being so sympathetic and kind."
Liz, Andrew, Chris and David

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