Wills & Probate

We would recommend that every adult considers their position in respect of how their assets should be dealt with on their death. If you do not make a Will the law will dictate how our assets should be distributed. This may not necessary be what you want. If you are married or in civil Partnership your partner or spouse may not inherit all your estate if you do not make a Will.

In making a Will you can:

  • Prevent family disputes
  • Provide for a partner if you are not legally married or in a civil partnership
  • Reduce or avoid inheritance tax
  • Appoint Guardians for your children
  • Ensure the people that matter to you benefit from your estate.

We offer free initial consultation and will carry out home or hospital visits where necessary.
We will provide advice at that meeting in relation to your will and possibly offer other steps to take to protect your assets from the local authority seeking payment in relation to residential accommodation and advice on your liability for Inheritance Tax.

Our charges for a Will start at £100 + VAT

Probate and Estate Administration

At Sarah Dixon & Co we understand that, following the death of a loved one, you may need a professional to assist you in managing their affairs.
We appreciate what a stressful time this is and aim to provide a professional and caring service at a very difficult time.
If there is a Will you may need to apply for a Grant of Probate in order to handle the deceased’s assets. If there is no Will you may need to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration, which will then enable you to handle the deceased’s assets.
You may need to:

  1. Sell the deceased’s home
  2. Transfer shares or investments
  3. Surrender Bonds and savings policies
  4. Invest money on behalf of children
  5. Pay off the deceaseds debts

We can help and advice you through the process fixed fees can be agreed.