Wills and Probate Solicitors in Chester

Our Chester Wills and Probate solicitors provide specialist practical legal advice on all aspects of will writing, probate matters, inheritance disputes and challenging wills.

Will Writing

Many people put off dealing with their affairs until tomorrow. This is a mistake especially will writing does not have to be stressful or complicated.

If you fail to plan for your future by not writing a will, then it can be more difficult for your loved ones to sort out your affairs after your death. Dying intestate (without a will) can not only be stressful but your estate will be distributed as decided by the state and not necessarily in accordance with your wishes. Careful Estate planning can help prevent this problem and reduce the stress and cost of the whole process.

All of our advice is tailored to your individual needs however simple or complicated your affairs may be

Our Private Client department can assist you with the following matters:

  • Making a simple straightforward will;
  • Making a complicated will;
  • Will storage and updates or codicils;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Inheritance Tax Planning;
  • Trust matters;
  • Deeds of variation;
  • Home visits are available for wills in Chester, Cheshire, Wrexham, Liverpool and Warrington for an additional small charge.

Inheritance Dispute Solicitors

Unfortunately, disputes over wills, inheritance, Powers of Attorneys and trusts are commonplace these days.

Freeman Jones Solicitors are a law firm providing expert legal advice in this specialist area of law and all other types of contentious probate cases.

Our wills and probate solicitors can help you with:

  • Will disputes where it is alleged the testator/testatrix lacked sound mind (mental capacity);
  • Disputed wills where undue influence is alleged;
  • Wills disputes concerning on allegations of fraud or the requisite formalities not being adhered to and followed;
  • Inheritance Disputes – Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 (IPFDA) Claims;
  • Disputes involving executors or trustees including their removal from the probate process and breach of their fiduciary duties;
  • Disputes over Powers of Attorney;
  • Professional negligence claims against solicitors and will writing companies concerning negligently drafted wills;
  • Other Contentious trust and probate cases;
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – Financial & Property Affairs;
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney – Health and Welfare;
  • Court of Protection and deputy-ship matters.