"Peace of mind for the future"
Robyn Richmond has many years experience in all aspects of Private Law, including the drafting of Wills, taking into account inheritance tax planning and care fees planning, and also the preparation of Advance Directives
The drafting of a Will to provide for those that you wish to inherit is often regarded as unimportant and there are many misconceptions about what the law actually provides, and it is vital to have a well thought out, proactive will that ensures that those people you want to inherit do so without challenge.
Trusts for children, grandchildren or disabled relatives can be highly relevant and require careful thought and planning. As can Trusts to mitigate tax liabilities, and Richmond & Co can assist with the appropriate way forward.
Probate and Estate Administration
Following a loved one’s death with or without a Will, we aim to deal with the obtaining of Probate or Letters of Administration and the administration of the Estate as efficiently as possible to ensure that the estate quickly and correctly passes to those beneficially entitled.
Lasting Powers of Attorneys ( LPA’s)
Should you become unable at any stage to look after your own affairs it is imperative to have someone you trust to do it for you. A LPA allows you to have peace of mind to know that the appropriate documentation is in place and Richmond &Co can guide you through the process including the registration of the LPA at the Office of the Public Guardian.
Court of Protection Applications
In the absence of an LPA , when there is a loss of capacity an application for Deputyship to the Court of Protection is required. A more costly, time consuming and complicated process, Richmond & Co can assist in this process.
Contested Probate Applications
When the provision in a Will is not as expected, nor adequate , or questions arise as to testamentary capacity or intent, Richmond & Co will provide realistic, professional advise and guidance in dealing with the Court process.