Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors in Wakefield

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  • Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    Switalskis Limited

    19 Cheapside, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SD

    01924 882000

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  • Beaumont Legal

    Beaumont Legal

    Beaumont Legal

    Beaumont House, 1 Paragon Avenue, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2UF

    0345 122 8100

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  • Levi Solicitors LLP

    Levi Solicitors LLP

    Levi Solicitors LLP

    Unit 9, Mariner Court, Calder Park , Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 3FL

    01924 692 125

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  • GM Wilson Solicitors Limited

    GM Wilson Solicitors Limited

    1 Crown Court, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SU

    01924 291111

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  • Catteralls

    Catteralls

    15 King Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SL

    01924 291122

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  • Minster Law Limited

    Minster Law Limited

    Kingfisher House, Peel Avenue, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF2 7UA

    0845 3563000

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  • Wakefield Law

    Wakefield Law

    Thornhill House, Thornhill Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1NL

    01924 201 444

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  • Dixon Coles & Gill

    Dixon Coles & Gill

    Bank House, Burton Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DA

    01924 373467

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  • Jordans

    Jordans

    Jordans Solicitors, 18 King Street, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2SQ

    01924 387110

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  • Chadwick Lawrence LLP

    Chadwick Lawrence LLP

    Paragon Point, Paragon Business Village, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2DF

    01924 379 078

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  • Parker Rhodes Hickmotts

    Parker Rhodes Hickmotts

    Raines Business Centre, Raines House, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Wf1 1hr, WF1 1HR

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  • Henshaw Pratt Solicitors In Association With Kenyon Son & Craddock

    Henshaw Pratt Solicitors In Association With Kenyon Son & Craddock

    32 Cheapside, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 2TF

    01924 566111

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  • Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Slater & Gordon (UK) LLP

    Unit 6/b Benton Office Park, Bennett Avenue, Horbury, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 5RA

    0808 175 8000

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  • Bbt Law

    Bbt Law

    4 West Parade, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5NP

    01924 207818

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  • Lawsons Solicitors

    Lawsons Solicitors

    2nd Floor, Central Buildings, 13 The Bull Ring, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 1HB

    01924 202000

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Guide to Hiring a Wakefield Wills, Probate & Trust Solicitor

Looking for a good probate, wills and trusts solicitor in Wakefield? On this page, you can see company profiles about each of the solicitors based in the area which can help you write a will, amend a will or deal with probate. You can also view solicitors in Wakefield that can help with the drafting or management of various types of trusts.

Having a valid will that matches your requirements and offers financial stability for your family is certainly an aspiration for many of us. Although you can find DIY options available for writing a will, hiring a good Wakefield solicitor will ensure that your will is legally valid and fully matches your requirements.

Do I need a will?

Wills are widely used to legally document a person’s wishes for the sharing of any assets or property they own, as well as the care of their children following their death. In order to ensure that the document is legally binding, wills should be made in writing and signed by you and witnesses. When a person dies without having made a will, their assets are divided as per the law and not necessarily in accordance with their wishes.

What are the different types of will?

Dependent upon a person’s needs, there are a number of different wills that can be used. Some commonly used types of will include:

  • 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 front of witnesses.
  • Partners might choose to draw up a mirror will that is more or less identical to their partners and allows them to leave assets to the same beneficiary as each other.
  • Living wills do not relate to the distribution of assets but instead, are utilised to arrange a person’s wishes for his or her future receipt of specific medical attention if they lack the capacity to communicate this at some point in the future.

What is Probate?

The term probate can be used to describe the legal and financial processes that are followed to handle the estate of a deceased person in England or Wales. The processes relating to probate consist of the identification of the deceased’s property, the payment of relevant taxes, the management of the estate’s accounts and the distribution of assets.

What are trusts?

Trusts are used to manage the assets of a person, including their property, money and investments. There are several different types of trusts which have different tax considerations. There are a few roles that have to be filled for a trust:

  • A settlor’ who is the individual that places their assets into a trust
  • A ‘trustee’ who will be in charge of managing the trust
  • A ‘beneficiary’ who is the individual who enjoy the benefits 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. Wakefield trust solicitors can support a settlor in creating a legally observant trust that communicates their wishes and acknowledges relevant assets.

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