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Wills & Probate Solicitors in Leicester

It is a remarkable fact only 3 in every 10 people in this country have bothered to make a Will. The remaining 7 will have no control over what happens to their hard earned possessions as these will be dealt with under the laws of intestacy.

Josiah Hincks have a dedicated Wills & Probate department who can give you advice with regards to this important area of your life. They will provide you with a simple Will Planner leaflet which will enable you to consider the various points upon which you need to make decisions such as who will be the Executors, the appointment of guardians, setting up of trusts and the distribution of residuary estate.

You may find some of these terms worrying or confusing but Josiah Hincks can help you with this. As solicitors and legal executives we are trained to guide you through all the necessary decisions you have to make in the course of drawing up a Will.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Sometimes people wish to plan ahead and set out in advance what they would like to happen should they become unable to make decisions for themselves in the future. A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is an important legal document that enables you (‘the Donor’) to do this.

It will allow you to choose who you trust (‘the Attorney’) to make decisions about things such as your finances and property on your behalf at a time in the future where you are no longer able to or you may lack the mental capacity to make those decisions yourself.

Lasting Power of Attorney’s are very practical and useful documents and we recommend that all our clients have one in place as an insurance policy in case it is needed in the future. Many people are not aware of the difficulties you could face if you do not have one.

Probate

The Wills Department also handles Probate. This is the legal term for the Grant given by the Court in relation to a Will to enable the Executor to carry out the wishes of the person who has died.

The Solicitors at Josiah Hincks understand that this can be a very traumatic time for relatives and beneficiaries and their sympathetic and caring approach will enable you to deal with the problems and issues that arise.

We believe in providing close personal support and making ourselves available to our clients. We will discuss with you the steps to be taken and advise you of the timeframe for dealing with matters.

It has long been a myth that probate will take months or even years to settle but at Josiah Hincks we believe that probate should be dealt with in a speedy and efficient manner.

Our Wills and Probate Specialists:

Sandra Danaher
Associate
Market Harborough
01858 462 462
Louise Tow
Senior Probate Executive
Syston
0116 344 0210
Sharon Fradsham
Legal Assistant
Coalville
01530 835 041
Liz Woodward
Probate Executive
Coalville
01530 835 041
Pierce Arnold
Trainee Solicitor
Blaby
0116 2643430
Emma Longstaff
Trainee Solicitor
Leicester
0116 2551811