Hibberts offer a comprehensive and professional service when it comes to wills, probate and tax planning.
Our specialist team provides expert advice on wills and probate matters, inheritance tax planning and trust funds.
Why do I need to make a will?
Do you know that most people die “intestate”, meaning they never actually made a will? This means that in effect, they are leaving the law to sort out their affairs when they die – a task to which it is poorly suited.
The estate is distributed according to set rules, without any regard for what might have been intended. At worst, this could mean loved ones receiving nothing and long-forgotten relations receiving all.
Wills do not take long to prepare and they are inexpensive. The benefits, both financial and emotional can be beyond measure. Making a will allows you to decide exactly what happens when you die.
In many instances, a will can dramatically reduce your liability to inheritance tax. It can also prevent bitter family disputes and afford you peace of mind. Wills are not just for the old and infirm. Anyone who is married, in a civil partnership, living with a partner or has children should make a will.
It can also prevent bitter family disputes and afford you peace of mind. Wills are not just for the old and infirm. Anyone who is married, in a civil partnership, living with a partner or has children should make a will.
How can we help?
Hibberts have a team of solicitors who specialise in this complex area of law. The majority of our team are qualified members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is the leading worldwide professional body for practitioners in the fields of trust, estates and related issues.
Hibberts has substantial experience in timely and effective tax planning – meaning that you can plan wills our family’s future and avoid unnecessary and substantial tax penalties.
Today, increases in property values mean that more people are, for the first time, facing significant inheritance tax liabilities, whether they are considering passing their wealth on by way of gift or by their will.
We deal with variations of wills, taking advantage of inheritance tax planning and have experience of dealing robustly with enquiries from HM Revenue and Customs. We also advise on establishing, administering and winding up of all types of trusts.