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Paul Smith Will Writing
Experts in the preparation of Wills
For many people the prospect of making a Will can seem unnerving and it is easy to procrastinate and keep avoiding taking action. We can make the process straightforward and help ensure that your wishes are implemented for the benefit of your loved ones.
Powers of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets you appoint one or more representatives to make decisions on your behalf should you be unable to do so at some time in the future. We will explain the process and complete the necessary forms on your behalf.
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After every death, it is usually necessary to take out a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (depending on whether or not the deceased made a Will). This process can be very complex and time consuming. We are able to carry out the necessary work on behalf of the executors or administrators.
Why everyone should have a Will
It ensures that the assets in your estate pass to the people you would like to receive them.
It means that you can leave property to friends or to a charity.
You can specify who you want to manage your affairs after your death (your Executors).
You will be able to appoint a guardian to bring up your children.
You may wish to have specific wishes in respect of your funeral arrangements or wish your organs to be used for medical purposes. These wishes can be recorded in your Will.
If you do not have a Will on your death:
The law specifies how your assets are to be divided.
If you are married and have children your estate will not necessarily pass to your spouse, unless all your assets are jointly owned.
If you are married but don’t have children, your husband or wife may have to share your estate with your parents or brothers and sisters.
If you are unmarried your partner has no automatic right to inherit your estate.
We’ll Come to You
We are able to take instructions over the phone and/or email and most of our work is completed in this way. However, where someone would like personal contact we are very happy to visit clients in East Kent in the geographical area shown on the map. We are also, subject to Covid restrictions, able to take instructions personally from people in hospital and care homes.
What our Customers Say
“Paul Smith handled the complexities of how I wanted to bequeath my personal property and my limited company with ease and efficiency. It was a pleasure sorting things out with him and a great weight off my mind.”
—Paul Crosland, Canterbury, Kent
“Mr Smith was very helpful and professional. He listened to what I wanted and then drafted the will with utmost efficiency. He checked with me that I was happy and then printed it for me. Such a relief to have it done. I would recommend him without any reservation. “
“Paul was recommended to me to do my will, nothing was too much trouble, he was happy to guide me and help me along every step of the way. Paul responded to emails promptly and I would not hesitate to recommend him”