Clear and empathetic Wills and probate advice to guide you through your matter.
The discussion of death is understandably one many people avoid, but it’s essential to put provisions in place for the future, ensuring your loved ones are supported and reducing the potential for contentious probate. A solicitor can assist you with properly executing a sound Will that fully represents your wishes.
Our friendly and proficient team at David W Harris recognise the distress Will and probate matters can cause to your lives. The team are friendly and approachable and will support you through your every need.
Our Wills and probate solicitors in Pontypridd can provide expertise regarding matters including:
- Making and updating Wills
- Probate (for estates where the deceased left a Will)
- Estate administration for intestate estates (where there is no Will)
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Inheritance disputes
If you are unable to reach our Pontypridd office, we also have offices in Swansea and Talbot Green, which allows us to deliver a truly local and convenient service for our clients across the south of Wales.
Our solicitors at David W Harris have a wealth of expertise and have assisted clients through all variations of Wills and probate matters, including more complex estates. Our team understand how sensitive and upsetting Wills and probate law matters can be and strive to provide a fully supportive service.
Discuss your requirements with our Wills and probate solicitors in Pontypridd
We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether we are the right people to assist you.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with one of our Wills and probate lawyers in Pontypridd. We respond promptly to all enquiries.
How our dispute resolution solicitors in Pontypridd can help
Making and updating Wills
The process of making a Will is extremely important. A well-drafted Will can help to make certain that your final wishes are met, your estate is as tax efficient as possible and and the likelihood of contentious probate is reduced. A solicitor can provide a supportive Will writing service, ensuring everything is correctly done.
Our Will writing solicitors in Pontypridd can guide you through the process of drafting a tax-efficient Will that addresses all of your final wishes. We can further assist with choosing your beneficiaries who will inherit from your estate, as well as selecting trusted individuals to act as executors. Our Will writing solicitors can also provide assistance where a Will needs amending, either through applying for a codicil or rewriting a new Will to reflect these changes.
Probate (for estates where the deceased left a Will)
When a person dies, the executor or administrator of the estate is responsible for applying for the grant of representation, which allows them to handle all financial aspects of the estate. Solicitors dealing with probate can provide the sound advice you need.
Our probate solicitors in Pontypridd can guide you through the grant of representation application process, acquiring a grant of probate where there is a Will or grant of letters of administration where the individual died as an intestate person.
Estate administration for intestate estates (where there is no Will)
For estates where the individual died as an intestate person (where there is no valid Will), the estate will be handled by an administrator rather than an executor. An administrator is often a close family member of the deceased.
Our probate solicitors can assist with applying for probate without a Will and guide you through every step of the estate administration process.
A trust can be set up in your Will for after you have passed or during your lifetime and can be used to protect your estate after you pass.
Our trust solicitors in Pontypridd have a wealth of expertise in setting up all types with clients from all backgrounds. We will assist with drafting a robust trust document and putting trustees and beneficiaries in place. Additionally we can advise trustees and beneficiaries on their rights.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
There may come the point during your life where you lose the ability to manage your own affairs, leaving your loved ones left having to make challenging decisions and applications to the Court of Protection.
When you work with our LPA solicitors, we will provide assistance with drafting a clear LPA document that fully reflects your needs, including selecting trusted persons. Our solicitors in Pontypridd can also advise attorneys, so they are aware of their duties should the document come into power later down the line.
Court of Protection
When a loved one losses the capacity to make decisions concerning their money and property and health and welfare, there are provisions that can be put in place that allow you to act on their behalf.
Our solicitors can guide you through the Court of Protection and apply to become a deputy. Once an application has been submitted, we will ensure that you are aware of your responsibilities. We can also assist you with one-off emergency applications.
Being left out of a loved one’s Will or not being left the inheritance you expected can be upsetting on top of your grief, but it is possible to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
Our solicitors have a wealth of expertise in assisting family members through inheritance disputes. Where possible, we encourage our clients to resolve matters through amicable means, but should court litigation be necessary; we can navigate you through court proceedings.
Our Wills and probate fees
At David W Harris, we believe in being completely transparent about the cost of our legal services. For specific information concerning our Wills and probate fees, click on the relevant subpage below:
Our solicitors will take the time to assess your circumstances, allowing us to provide you with a clear fee estimate from the start. This will not change unless your circumstances do, and should we need to adjust the cost, we will never proceed with work without your permission.
For more information about our fees and your circumstances, please don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of the team today, and we will be more than happy to accommodate.
Speak to our Wills and probate solicitors in Pontypridd
To discuss Wills and probate law in Pontypridd with our friendly, sensitive Wills and probate solicitors in South Wales, get in touch today.
Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with one of our expert solicitors who deal with Wills. We respond promptly to all enquiries.