A local service to help make difficult times easier
Planning for the future of your estate can be daunting, as can dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away. We aim to make situations like these easier for you, while making sure every detail is properly considered and accounted for.
David W Harris & Co offers an approachable, sympathetic service for Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning in South Wales. With decades of combined experience, our friendly team can guide you through any of life’s challenges where you need expert support.
Our Wills and probate lawyers in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green can help with 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
Our Wills and probate solicitors regularly deal with estates of all levels, from those worth a few thousand pounds to those with assets valued in the millions.
We know how important these matters are and that they often need to be dealt with at very challenging times. We are committed to providing legal expertise you can trust and a personal service that makes things less stressful and more manageable for you.
Discuss your requirements with our Wills and probate solicitors in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green
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 a member of our Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning team. We respond promptly to all enquiries.
Why use David W Harris & Co. for Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning?
Real expertise you can trust
Our Wills and probate solicitors are genuine experts with many years of experience advising clients across South Wales. As such, you can have confidence that we are able to deal effectively with even the most complex matters and get the outcome you need.
Convenient, local service
We have offices in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea and home visits can be arranged throughout South Wales. We are happy to work by phone, email and videoconferencing to suit your needs and comfort.
Transparent pricing with no hidden costs
We make all of our costs clear upfront, with no hidden charges or additional fees without prior agreement. This means you will know exactly how much our service will cost and there won’t be any surprises.
A complete service for all your estate and lifetime planning needs
Our wide-ranging expertise means we can offer a joined-up service that covers all areas of estate planning and lifetime planning. You can, therefore, rest assured that everything is taken care of and that no issue has been overlooked.
Our Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning expertise
Making and updating Wills
Far too many people put off making a Will, putting their estate and loved ones at real risk. Failing to make a Will means your estate may not go to the people you would have intended, which could leave your loved ones in financial difficulty and increase the likelihood of damaging inheritance disputes.
Our Wills solicitors in South Wales can help you to make a Will that accounts for all of your assets and fully considers the likely future needs of your loved ones if you were no longer around. We can also assist with reviewing and updating existing Wills to ensure they fully reflect your current circumstances.
Probate and administration of estates
When someone passes away, the task of dealing with their estate often falls to a loved one. This can be a very challenging job to take on at an already hard time, so it is usually advisable to seek specialist advice and support.
Our probate lawyers in South Wales can advise on any part of probate (where there is a Will) or estate administration (where there is no Will). We can also handle the entire process for you if you would prefer to leave it to the professionals.
Trusts can be an effective way of protecting your estate from inheritance tax and/or providing for children and dependent adults. They are often included as a provision of a Will but can also be set up during your lifetime.
Our trusts solicitors in South Wales can assist with setting up and managing all types of trusts, including lifetime trusts and Will trusts. As well as drafting trust documents, we can advise trustees on their duties and beneficiaries on their rights.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
Losing the ability to manage your personal affairs is a scary prospect, but one that can be made less worrying with proper planning. Making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) allows you to nominate a trusted person to assist you with making decisions if you ever lose the capacity to do so yourself through illness or injury.
Our Lasting Power of Attorney solicitors in South Wales can assist with drafting an LPA, making sure it covers everything you need, as well as providing support for anyone acting as an attorney under an LPA.
Court of Protection
If a loved one does not have the capacity to make decisions about their finances, property, health or personal care, then it may be necessary to apply to the Court of Protection to be able to make these decisions on their behalf. This situation can be avoided if a Lasting Power of Attorney was made while the person still had capacity.
Our Court of Protection solicitors in South Wales can assist with applying to the Court of Protection to become a vulnerable person’s deputy, empowering you to manage their affairs. We can also support you with making one-off applications to the Court for matters such as seeking permission to sell a vulnerable person’s home.
Disputes over estates are, sadly, all too common. Often, they arise where there is no Will, where the Will is poorly drafted, leading to ambiguity or where someone has not been left what they were expecting. Disputes can also arise over issues such as the conduct of the person or people administering an estate, as well as issues surrounding trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection.
Our inheritance disputes solicitors in South Wales have extensive experience with all of these matters, so can provide fast, effective support to help find a positive resolution. In many cases, we can reach an amicable settlement without the need for court proceedings, while remaining ready and able to take more robust action should the need arise.
Our Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning fees
We are committed to complete transparency with our pricing – specific information about the fees for different matters can be found on the relevant subpages for our different areas of expertise using the links below:
We will provide a clear cost estimate at the outset, and no additional fees will be charged without prior agreement.
To discuss our fees for the specific matter with which you need assistance, please get in touch, and we will be happy to help.
Speak to our Wills and probate solicitors in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green
To discuss your requirements with our friendly, sensitive Wills and probate solicitors in South Wales, please get in touch.
Simply use our short online enquiry form to tell us that you would like to speak to a member of our Wills, probate, estates and lifetime planning team, and we will be in touch promptly.