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Wills & Estate Planning

It’s never too early to make plans to protect your loved ones or organise your business affairs in the event of your death or incapacity.  Here at Napthens we offer a comprehensive Wills and Estate Planning service from an experienced team who will ensure your wishes for the future are met precisely.

From helping you safeguard your family, business and financial interests, to acting as Executors of your Estate, our expertise covers all aspects of Wills and Estate Planning.

Our professional advisers provide a sympathetic, personal service, treating each case on an individual basis to ensure the solutions we offer are best for you.

Comprehensive services at a glance

Wills and Will reviews

A Will is essential to provide for – and protect – your loved ones’ interests. A well drawn-up Will gives you peace of mind that your plans will be followed to the letter. With advice from estate planning professionals you can also ensure the Inheritance Tax burden on your family is minimised and that your wealth is used in the way you intended.

Read more about Wills & Will reviews.

Fixed cost Directors’ Protection Scheme

If you own your own business, you need to ring-fence its survival. We review protections you have in place and advise you how you can best protect your business and your family’s security should you become ill, incapacitated or die.

Read more about the Directors’ Protection Scheme.

Fixed-cost Probate and Estate Administration

Our Probate and Estate Administration team can support you with as much or as little help as you need at this difficult time.  As specialist Probate solicitors with a long standing reputation in this area of expertise, you will receive the very best legal support and advice from trusted professionals.

Read more about Fixed-cost Probate and Estate Administration.

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

This document allows a legally appointed attorney to handle the affairs of an individual if they lose the mental capacity to do so themselves. This might include making decisions about property and finances, or health and welfare.

Read more about LPAs.

Court of Protection

If someone is unable to make their own decisions due to mental incapacity, a deputy can be given permission to do so for them. A Court of Protection order is only required if an LPA is not already in place.

Read more about Court of Protection orders.

Letter of Wishes

The purpose of this document is to guide an Executor, Trustee or Attorney with future decisions about an individual’s health, finances, property or, upon their death, their Estate. It can detail, for example, keepsakes a person would like to bestow, or how they feel about invasive health interventions.

Read more about writing a Letter of Wishes.

Inheritance & Will disputes

We provide an inheritance disputes service to help resolve disputes over inheritance when a loved one has died. Napthens is one of only a handful of solicitors in the North West with this specialism.

Read more about Inheritance & Will disputes.

IHT Planning

Many families pay more IHT than they need to. Even IHT planning for a modest Estate will reap benefits for your family. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements.

Discretionary Trusts

Your children or grandchildren might need financial help in the future, and guidance to manage their financial affairs. In this case, a Trustee or Trustees can be appointed to make certain decisions about how to use the Trust income and capital.

A big thank you for the way you dealt with us and the efficient way you handled our affairs. I would have no hesitation in recommending you. Mr & Mrs Stuart

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