Wills, Probate & Estate Administration

Wills and probate

Many people underestimate the importance of making a Will. People often assume that when they die their possessions will automatically pass to their partner or children, but this is not necessarily the case. If you die without a Will in place (called dying ‘intestate’) then your estate will be shared out according to the intestacy rules which means that those who you wish to benefit from the things you have left behind may not automatically do so.

At A.F. Brooks & Company we understand how reassuring and indeed vital it is to have a Will that will give you peace of mind that your loved ones will be taken care of after your death. We can carefully guide you through the process of making a Will identifying requirements and needs that may be specific to you, ensuring that you avoid any pitfalls and, where appropriate, can recommend that you seek advice from other professionals for matters such as tax.


Estate Administration/Probate

Mourning the loss of a loved one can be an incredibly difficult and emotional time for everyone involved. At A.F. Brooks & Company we understand that the prospect of having to deal with your loved one’s financial affairs, as well as dealing with your own grief at such a time can be very daunting.

Immediate issues such as the cost of a funeral, continued provision of finances, the legal steps required depending on whether or not the deceased left a Will can create stress and uncertainty. We are here to help you through this difficult time and give clear advice as to the way forward.

We can take the process out of your hands entirely or can simply guide you through the steps needed to ensure all of the finances and assets are in
order – we will become involved as much or as little as you would like, depending on your specific needs.To find out more about how A.F. Brooks & Company can help you with your Wills, Probate and Estate Administration matter please call us on 01782 415007.