Wills and Probate

Wills and Probate – Jones Solicitors Retford

The death of a family member is one of the most traumatic events we will ever have to cope with, and we understand how important it is for clients to feel confident that they will receive prompt, sympathetic and professional advice at this time. We can deal with applying for a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration to enable you to wind up an estate following bereavement, and we will be able to guide you through the requirements of Inheritance Tax.

We recommend that all our clients make a will, to ensure that they can leave their property and possessions in accordance with their wishes, rather than as determined by the government, and to minimise wherever possible, their potential liability for Inheritance Tax.

Tax planning is an increasingly important part of our work in this department, and we are always happy to provide advice and guidance on this complicated subject. Similarly, many clients come to us for advice about avoiding liability for nursing home fees in the future, or for help in drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney for themselves or family members.

Philip Armstrong heads the Probate Department, assisted by Matthew Sharpe, Stephen Dunn and Charles Daysh at Retford. Ginette McCaffery is at the Ollerton office and Josh Hawkes is an assistant to the department.