Wills & Lasting Power of Attorney

Wills

Having a will can make probate more straightforward, but whether there is a will or not, the administration process can still be complex. As we work with wills every day, we see the worry and delays caused when a will isn’t correctly written.

A professionally drafted will is important for two primary reasons:

1. You can legally express who you would like to give your assets to. If you die without a will, the Rules of Intestacy dictate how any money, property or possessions will be allocated. This may not be the way that you would have wished for your estate to be distributed.

2. Even if you do not consider that you have any significant assets, by making a will you can legally ensure that your dependants are provided for.

Valued Estates can offer advice and write a will for you, giving you peace of mind for the future.

Fees
Single, simple Wills - £150.00 + VAT
Mirror, simple Will - £250.00 + VAT
Complex single Wills – determined on a case by case basis
Complex mirror Wills – determined on a case by case basis
For simple changes to Wills made with us, a fee of £50.00 + VAT is charged

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

A Lasting Power of Attorney allows you to decide who you would want to act on your behalf should you no longer be able to manage your own financial affairs or make decisions on your health or welfare.

There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney:
Health and Welfare
Property and Financial

Fees

For individuals:
One LPA - £200.00 + VAT
Both LPAs - £350.00 + VAT

For couples:
Three LPAs - £500.00 + VAT
Four LPAs - £650.00 + VAT

Please note there is an application fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian of £82 per application to register the Lasting Power of Attorney.