Wills, Estates and Trusts

Wills, Estates and Trusts

Getting your affairs in order…

Planning for your future can be a difficult and upsetting exercise; at Butterworths, we aim to make the process straightforward and hassle free. The private client team can give you advice regarding the preparation of your Will, whether this is straightforward or of a more complex nature. Perhaps you want to consider preparing a lasting power of attorney, to ensure someone you trust can make decisions on your behalf if you are unable to do so. We can also assist when someone lacks capacity but has not made a power of attorney, and an application is required to the Court of Protection.

We can provide help and guidance when a friend or loved one dies and can guide you through the process of administering an estate, with as much or as little assistance as you require. Sometimes it is not always clear who is entitled to deal with an estate, and we can help establish whether a Will exists. If no Will has been made, we can assist with the appointment of administrators to ensure the estate is dealt with correctly.

Unfortunately, when someone dies, things are not always problem free; if you feel you have not benefitted from the estate of a loved one in the way you should, or if you believe an estate has been administered incorrectly, or that a Will has been made fraudulently, or under undue influence, our team can provide the advice you need.

Whatever your query, contact one of our team for helpful, sympathetic advice.

We Can Help With

  • Making and amending a Will
  • Lasting power of attorney
  • Probate & administration of estates
  • Trusts & tax planning
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Challenging a Will
Nicola Broyan

Nicola Broyan

Penrith

01768 868 989

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Grant Harrison

Grant Harrison

Carlisle

01228 593939

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Graeme Ross

Graeme Ross

Carlisle

01228 593939

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Thank you Grant for helping me with my Will.

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Wills, probate and future planning including: care costs, lasting powers of attorney, probate, tax planning, wills, pre-paid funeral plans. Free review of existing wills and power of attorney.

A Financial Adviser independent of Butterworths will also be present during our surgeries to answer any queries with regards to Retirement, Investment and Protection Planning.

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