on your side

Wills, Probate, Trusts and Court of Protection

Preparing for the finality of the future is one of the most important financial planning issues one can undertake. George Ide LLP boasts an experienced team of professional and motivated trusts, Will and Probate solicitors who have an established reputation as sensitive, approachable, thorough and committed.

Our integrity is assured, as is our knowledge and ability to help in all instances of Will preparation, power of attorney, the setting up of trusts, and the complex issues relating to the Court of Protection when decision-making becomes impossible on the grounds of mental incapacity.

George Ide’s Will and Probate lawyers realise that the administration of an estate is fraught with emotional as well as practical decisions which are complex and possibly upsetting for those involved.

We aim to provide a professional, courteous service, which not only gives full attention to your plans and fulfils every aspect of your wishes for the future, but will also, through our knowledge and experience, point out any foreseeable issues and complications – the sooner our clients know of potential problems which may occur from their Will or estate administration then, by working as a team, we can agree on solutions and plans to alleviate concerns and speculation.

Above all, George Ide LLP’s Wills and Probate solicitors believe our clients have the right to full choice in these important matters and that control over the future of one’s wealth and financial affairs is paramount.

To contact our team of legal professionals about wills, financial planning, probate and trusts either call us on 01243 786 668 or email one of our partners shown on this page.

AVOIDING INTESTACY

For most people, the making of a legally binding Will is a very necessary undertaking. If a person dies intestate, without making a Will, the consequences for would-be beneficiaries can be traumatic and detrimental.

Without a valid Will a person’s estate will be shared out according to strict rules of intestacy and the outcome could be very far from what the deceased would have wanted. On occasion, even if a person has made a Will, it may be invalid, or may have been superseded by another which has not been drawn up correctly and this will also result in total intestacy.

If a Will does not dispose of all assets this can result in partial intestacy and will again mean that the Treasury Solicitor has to decide who receives any residuary assets.

To avoid such situations of intestacy, it is always advisable to consult a solicitor when drawing up this important legal document.

George Ide LLP has many years’ experience in this field and our solicitors have helped clients from Chichester and all over West Sussex to draw up effective Wills.

ESSENTIAL CLAUSES TO AVOID TOTAL AND PARTIAL INTESTACY

GEORGE IDE LLP CAN HELP TO ENSURE YOUR WILL IS BINDING

If you wish to make a change to your Will and are unsure how to go about it, or if you just wish to check whether your current Will is binding, why not talk to the solicitors for Wills here at George Ide.

Our entire team of Wills and Probate solicitors work together to ensure our clients’ best interests are upheld at all times and we can advise on and draw-up documents which will uphold your wishes in the event of death.

We have an office in Chichester where we welcome clients or we are happy to help customers over the phone and through email.

For a comprehensive, dedicated and expert Wills service, please do not hesitate to contact us. Our friendly team is ready to help.