Wills, Trusts & Estates Solicitors in Ringwood

Inheritance is a complicated subject that many people find intimidating to deal with. Not only are people often confused about their options, but it’s also a subject that we know many people would simply prefer not to think about. Unfortunately, this can create significant problems for you and your loved ones if you don’t have the right plans in place.

Our Wills, trusts and estates solicitors are here to offer sensitive and sensible guidance for making a Will and other aspects of lifetime planning, such as creating trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney. We also provide close support for those dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away.

Our goal is to demystify these important areas of law, allowing you to make the right choices for your circumstances, while offering the emotional support we know clients often need when handling these difficult issues.

We offer a free 30-minute initial appointment to discuss your requirements, which can be held over the phone or via video call to suit you. This is your chance to have your questions answered and to find out exactly how we can help you.

For a free initial consultation, you can contact our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Ringwood now.

What our Ringwood Wills, trusts and estates solicitors can do for you

Wills & lifetime planning

It is essential to make plans for what should happen to your estate and how your loved ones should be supported in the event of your death. It is also really important to think about what should happen if you need to go into care or lose the capacity to make decisions about your finances, medical care and other key issues.

Our Wills and lifetime planning solicitors in Ringwood provide sensitive, expert support to help you make sensible, practical choices and get in place the right legal measures to protect you and your loved ones for the future.

We can assist with matters including:

For further advice about contesting a Will, read our blog post: ‘How to contest a Will’.

Probate & estate administration

Dealing with the estate of someone who has passed away is a significant responsibility that can add a lot of stress and worry at an already difficult time. Our team are here to provide clear, practical guidance through every stage of the probate process and administering an estate.

Our probate and estate administration solicitors in Ringwood can help with matters including:

  • Applying for Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration
  • Advice for Executors & estate administrators
  • Acting as professional Executors/estate administrators

Take a look at our probate and estate administration costs.

Inheritance dispute resolution

Disputes over a Will or estate can be very frustrating, upsetting and confusing, especially where the conflict is between family members. There is also a very real danger of the costs involved eating into the value of the estate where a sensible approach is not taken.

Our contentious probate solicitors in Ringwood take a pragmatic approach, with a view to resolving inheritance disputes amicably wherever possible. Reaching an agreement out of court will typically save everyone involved a lot of time and money, as well as minimising the risk of long-term damage to important family relationships.

We can assist with all types of inheritance disputes, including:

  • Disputing the validity of a Will
  • Inheritance Act claims
  • Disputes over the conduct of Executors or estate administrators

See more about how our expert team can help with resolving disputes concerning Wills & estates.

Why Frettens Wills, trusts and estates lawyers in Ringwood are right for you

Our Wills, trusts and estates solicitors in Ringwood have decades of experience working with a wide range of clients, including those with complex circumstances and high value assets. As such, we can provide seasoned expertise and tailored advice for the full range of inheritance law matters.

Our team has received independent recognition from leading client guide to the legal profession the Legal 500, including Tier 4 ranking for Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate and Tier 3 ranking for Contentious Trusts & Probate.

Wills & Tax Partner Lee Young is both a solicitor and chartered tax advisor, offering a rare blend of specialist expertise in both inheritance law and tax planning. Lee is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) a worldwide organisation for leading experts in the field of inheritance law.

Dispute Resolution Partner Michelle Hayter is a recognised specialist in inheritance disputes and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Contact Frettens Wills, trusts and estates solicitors in Ringwood

For a free initial consultation, you can contact our Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Ringwood now.