Tuesday 27th September 2016

 
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Gurney-Champion & Co.

Solicitors

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Champion House, 104 Victoria Road North, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants. PO5 1QE

Tel:023 9282 1100

DX:117953 PORTSMOUTH (CENTRAL)

Fax: 023 9282 0447

web: www.championlawyers.co.uk   email: info@championlawyers.co.uk

 
Wills and Estates
The best way to ensure your property and assets go to who you wish is to make a Will. We can draw up a Will for you.
 
When drawing up a Will first think of who you would like to deal with your estate. This could be a trusted friend or relative, or a bank or a firm of solicitors like us. A professional Executor will charge for their services. If you don't have a Will, your estate will be distributed in accordance with the intestacy rules which are laid down by an act of Parliament. This may not be what you would have wanted.
The next step is to consider all your assets.This is to see if Inheritance Tax is something that needs to be considered. Then you should consider how your estate is to be distributed. You may wish to leave single items to friends or family members or to leave some money to a charity. You can also divide your estate between, for example, your children. The choice is up to you.
We can also deal with the administration of an estate. This will involve obtaining a value of the total size of the estate and, if required, applying for a grant of representation. The estate's assets can the be collected in and distributed in accordance with the Will or, if there is no Will, the rules of intestacy.
 
For more advice please send us an email or give us a ring on 023 9282 1100.