Wills, Probate & Trust Solicitors in Chatham

- 43 found (10 mile radius)
  • Mybrief Solicitors Limited

    Having regrets won’t help but having my brief on your side probably will.

    Mybrief Solicitors Limited

    Mybrief Solicitors Limited

    Having regrets won’t help but having my brief on your side probably will.

    The Joiners Shop, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TZ

    01634 544544

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  • Sharpe & Perl

    Sharpe & Perl

    23 The Row, New Ash Green, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8JB

    01474 872576

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  • Stantons

    Stantons

    24 Wrotham Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0PA

    01474 579940

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  • Sara Binning Solicitors

    Sara Binning Solicitors

    Dickens Suite, Cheldgate House, 45 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1LP

    01634 408 434

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  • V. E. White & Co. Ltd

    V. E. White & Co. Ltd

    84 High Street, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4AR

    01634 739195

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  • Gullands

    Gullands

    18 Stone Street, Gravesend, Kent, DA11 0NH

    01474 887688

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  • Whitehead Monckton Limited

    Whitehead Monckton Limited

    Monckton House, 72 King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BL

    01622 698000

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  • Quills Solicitors

    Quills Solicitors

    68 Beverley Road, Barming, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 9JR

    01622 721209

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  • Winch & Winch

    Winch & Winch

    5 New Road Avenue, Chatham, Kent, ME4 6AR

    01634 830111

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  • F S Law Solicitors & Advocates

    F S Law Solicitors & Advocates

    27 Milton Road, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2RF

    7708054803

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  • Morlings

    Morlings

    1-3 Clarendon Place, King Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1BQ

    01622 673081

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  • Atkins Hope Solicitors Limited

    Atkins Hope Solicitors Limited

    Unit 16g, Featherstone House, 376 High Street, Rochester, Kent, ME1 1DJ

    01634 407 876

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  • Ratcliffes

    Ratcliffes

    22 Park Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 1DR

    01795 477 505

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  • Helen Baker Solicitor

    Helen Baker Solicitor

    22 Gypsy Way, High Halstow, Rochester, Kent, ME3 8DX

    01634 255 265

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  • Citizens Advice Maidstone

    Citizens Advice Maidstone

    2 Bower Terrace, Tonbridge Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8RY

    01622 764265

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Find Wills and Probate Solicitors in Chatham

Are you looking for a good probate, wills and trusts solicitor in Chatham? Here, you can see detailed profiles on each of the solicitors in the region which can help you write or amend a will or help with probate related issues. You can also view solicitors in Chatham that can assist with the creation or management of various kinds of trusts.

Having a valid will that matches your wishes and offers financial security for members of your family is definitely an ambition for many of us. Although there are DIY options available for writing a will, hiring a reputable Chatham solicitor will make certain your will is valid and completely matches your wishes.

What is the purpose of a will?

A will is a legal document used by people to lay down their wishes in regards to the distribution and management of their estate and the care of their children in the event of their death. In order to ensure that the document is legally binding, wills should be made in writing and signed by you and witnesses. If a will is not made, the deceased’s estate will be divided as per the law and not necessarily as per their wishes.

What Types of Will Are Available?

Dependent upon a person’s needs, there are a number of different wills that can be used. Some popular types of wills are as follows:

  • A single will is sometimes known as a testamentary will and is the most traditional type of will. The single will is formally created and signed in the presence of witnesses.
  • A couple might choose to draft a mirror will that is practically identical to their partners and enables them to leave assets to the same beneficiaries as each other.
  • Living wills are not concerned with asset distribution and instead serve to allow individuals to establish their wishes concerning certain medical procedures that they want to decline in case they do not have the mental capacity to communicate this at some point in the future.

What does Probate mean?

Probate means the formal legal processes which are followed to manage property and possessions following an individual's death in England or Wales. Probate processes may include identifying the deceased individual's property, paying necessary taxes, managing the accounts of the estate and distributing net assets.

When might I use a trust?

A trust can be utilised to deal with assets for individuals, such as their money, investments and property. There are numerous different kinds of trusts and they have different tax considerations. Trusts have a number of roles which must be fulfilled, including:

  • A settlor’ who is the person that puts their assets into a trust
  • A ‘trustee’ which is the person that is responsible for the management of the trust
  • A ‘beneficiary’ who is the person that receives the benefit of the trust

Trusts can be used for a variety of purposes including to distribute assets during the life of the settlor or following their death, to manage assets on behalf of a child or incapacitated person or to protect the assets of a family. A solicitor in Chatham will help their clients to recognise the need for a trust and to create the trust in a legal way, reflective of the settlor’s wishes.

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