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Probate, Wills, Inheritance, Trusts, Mid Wales

Probate, Wills, Inheritance and Trusts advice in Newtown, Welshpool, Shrewsbury, Aberystwyth, Rhayader, Llanidloes, Powys, Mid Wales

When someone dies, what do I need to do?

Click here PDF_ICON_FINAL_to_size.png to download a ‘to do’ list to help you through the initial steps. Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins would recommend that you then contact us for further advice. Essentially, a Grant of Probate of Letters of Administration will usually be needed to deal with the deceased's estate.

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Why use us?

Why use a solicitor rather than a Bank or Probate practitioner? The most important issue is the level of service and accessibility we offer at a very difficult time. You will also find that our fees are far more competitive than a bank’s normal charges. We have a wealth of experience in this and related areas including:-

  • Disputes involving estates and Wills
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Family trusts and settlements
  • Deeds of variations
  • Office of the Public Guardian and Court of Protection issues

Where do I start with Probate?

A good starting point, whether you are the next of kin or have been appointed to act as an executor, is to come and speak to us. Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins can help take away the stress from you. Click here to set up an appointment which will enable you to make a decision as to the next step.

How long will it take?

Straightforward and relatively small estates usually take a few months with more complicated or larger estates taking about a year or longer to finalise. If a dispute arises (see below) then there will inevitably be a delay in dealing with and finalising the estate. You need to contact us at the first available opportunity so that we can give you a realistic time scale and estimate of costs after considering the size or complexity of the estate.

What if there is a dispute?

Unfortunately, it is a reality that even at times of great sadness people can become embroiled in disputes. These can include claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975, contested Wills based on allegations of lack of mental capacity, undue influence and invalid procedure or fraud, or negligently drafted Wills with allegations of professional negligence. If you think you may have a claim, contact us for sensitive and sensible legal advice.

What about costs?

Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins' priority at the outset is to consider what the issues are and how these are best dealt with. Where you think you may have a claim, all funding options will be looked at. These include, where there is a dispute, ‘after the event’ insurance, ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement (known as a conditional fee agreement), or paying privately.

Who do I contact?

Our specialist lawyers at Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins Solicitors will be happy to advise and assist you without obligation in plain English and will be happy to answer any questions or queries you may have. Telephone us now for a free initial discussion on 01686 412166 or complete our online enquiry form or e-mail us at web@mjjsolicitors.co.uk



Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins
Llanidloes Office
Mid Wales House
Great Oak Street
SY18 6BN

T: 01686 412 166
F: 01686 413 580

Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins
Rhayader Office
Glan Wye House
West Street

T: 01597 810 533

Milwyn Jenkins & Jenkins
Machynlleth Office
2 Heol Maengwyn,
SY20 8AE

T: 01654 554000

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"Everything was explained very well and we received excellent service. We are totally satisfied with your service, most of which was dealt with at home so that my disabled husband did not have to travel. We could not have received better service".

Anon, Llandinam