Brian Morton & Co. Solicitors – Wills and Probate Solicitors

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A will defines how you would like your assets distributed after you die. It can allow you to provide for the special needs of family members and can help ensure that the minimum amount of tax is payable by those who inherit.

At Brian Morton & Co. Solicitors, we can guide you through:

  • Appointing executors
  • Changing wills
  • Setting up trusts
  • Appointing trustees and guardians
  • Probate and Administration of Estates
  • The position of spouses and children
  • Inheritance tax

Executors

An executor named in the will is responsible for distributing your property and belongings. Executors must ensure that relevant taxes have been discharged. They may also be required to trace potential heirs and locate assets.

Changing a Will

Wills can be changed in two ways. The first is to destroy the old will and make a new one. The second is to make a codicil. This amends certain provisions of the original will. It is completed in the same way as a will and is subject to the same rules.

Trusts

A trust transfers the assets of one person to another (the trustee) to look after and use to benefit a person or group of people (beneficiaries). A trustee is named in the will. Trustees must:

  • Carry out the terms of the trust
  • Gather, manage and control the trust assets and invest and manage them in accordance with the terms of the trust
  • Ensure that all necessary taxes are paid

Probate and Administration of Estates

If there is a will and an executor has been appointed, then the executor obtains a Grant of Probate in order to distribute the estate.

If a will has not been made or if there is a will but no executor is named, then an administrator must be appointed.

Executors and administrators must gather all assets, pay relevant taxes and debts and ensure that all relevant persons know about their entitlements. They then distribute the assets.

Inheritance Tax

When a beneficiary receives an inheritance as the result of someone’s death, inheritance tax may be payable if the inheritance exceeds the beneficiary’s threshold. Different tax thresholds apply depending on the beneficiary’s relationship to the deceased.

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