Lodge Brothers Legal Services attorneys are often asked to explain what exactly probate is. The answer is that probate is part of the legal process which takes place after someone has passed on and involves proving to the court, that the Will of the deceased, is a true, valid and an legal document. This is important in that we need to ensure that the last wish of the deceased, is honoured. The last will and testament is essentially the final word from the deceased regarding whereby he or she decides who their property, their valuables and possessions, are distributed to those for whom they were intended. It is a sad truth that some people do die without a valid will and when this happens, it leaves their estate vulnerable to manipulation by those left behind.
Anyone who has had to deal with the estate of a family member who has no valid Will may already know how stressful this can be and how sometimes, things can go badly when family members battle it out for what they believe was “promised” to them during the life of their beloved. Even small family units have ended up in turmoil over how to split the possessions of a parent or sibling appropriately. Imagine how stressful this time would be if there were a large and extended family, with split and second or even third families resulting from divorce, would be. What should happen if a couple were separated when one were to pass away without a Will… would that spouse still be entitled to the belongings of the partner who they have separated from? And what if there were a new partner who considered themselves more entitled to certain beloved possessions? Lodge Brothers Legal Services attorneys have assisted thousands of households to navigate difficult situations such as these.
At a time like this, your probate Guildford attorney is more than just someone to provide you with legal services and advise. Your legal attorney is your knowledgeable partner who has both experience in the law as well as experience in family dynamics and how they can affect the family during complicated scenarios. It is important, when tempers may flare, to make the best choices with the deceased person’s wishes in mind, but also with the potential benefactors in mind. Any legal attorney with experience in this area will be able to listen to the needs of everyone in the family objectively and provide neutral solutions which takes into account both their previous experience with the courts as well as the application of the law and how it will impact the family. A legal lawyer is your best source of information when emotions run high and decision making seems impossible. Turning to the law can help to make decisions that appear to be “shades of grey”, into a version of black and white that cuts through the tension and emotion which can be a gift for those grappling with choices and demands of aggrieved families.
Turn to the family that you can trust to assist you with the process of probate West Byfleet. At a time of great emotion, your legal attorney could be your best solution.