Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney and Probate Services
Friendly and approachable experts working with you for your Peace of Mind.
BICESTER WILLS AND PROBATE, OXFORDSHIRE
Our Key Services
A Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets you choose trusted people to make financial, health or care decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so for yourself through lack of mental capacity.
Do you need a Will, Power of Attorney or Probate Services?
Your family are the most important thing in your life and, like us, you probably spend quite a bit of time worrying about what will happen to them if something happens to you. You probably have property and possessions that you want to go to your family members in the event of your death, but most people are blissfully unaware of what happens in the event of someone’s death. You may think that everything just passes to your spouse or children, but that’s not necessarily what will happen. Here at Bicester Wills and Probate, we have expertise in Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney to give you peace of mind that your affairs are all in order.
Some people know how important it is to make a Will, but have you thought about a Lasting Power of Attorney? Perhaps not. How would those you care about handle your affairs if, for any reason, you become lose capacity and are unable to deal with such matters? We can arrange for those who care about you to have the power to deal with your property and financial affairs and health and welfare…. in the unfortunate event that you are no longer capable of managing them by yourself.
A FEW WORDS ABOUT US
Bicester Wills and Probate, Oxfordshire
Bicester Wills & Probate are a specialist Will Writing and Estate Planning service. Set up in 2010 in Bicester and now offering advice on Wills, Lasting Power of Attorney documents and Probate Assistance throughout Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and now Cornwall. We also have local offices in Abingdon, Banbury, Buckingham, Oxford and Perranporth, Cornwall each with its own local expert offering these services to the local community.
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BICESTER WILLS AND PROBATE
Our Services Include:
Lasting Power of Attorney
What would happen if you can no longer manage your financial affairs? Or who will make decisions about your medical treatment and arrange your care if you lose mental capacity?
Do you want to make sure your assets go to the people you want them to? Do you want to make sure your children are looked after by someone you trust should you die before they are 18?
Are you an Executor of someone’s Will? Do you know what your legal responsibilities are? Would you like to speak to a trusted and reliable advisor who can help you?
Do you want a greater level of protection for your assets for loved ones?
A Trust can be a tax-efficient way of benefiting someone in the future.
Will your estate be subject to Inheritance Tax in the event of your death?
We can help you set up a tax-efficient plan to minimise your exposure.
The thought of having to pay for long term care is now a worry for many families. The rules relating to paying for care are complex and often changing. We can help.
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Our Three Step Process
WILLS, LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY and PROBATE SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Will?
What is Lasting Power of Attorney?
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you “lack mental capacity”).
What is a Trust?
In simple terms, it’s a legal arrangement where you can give an asset (such as property, money, shares) to someone, known as the ‘trustee’, to look after for another person, known as the ‘beneficiary’.
The trustee technically owns the assets and is obliged to manage the trust for the beneficiary, who will then receive the asset at a given time.
What is Probate?
You should not make any financial plans or put a property on the market until you’ve got probate.
I'm worried about Care Home Fees?
A lot of people are and the most common worries are “How will I afford it?” “What happens to the money I’ve worked and saved hard all of my life for?”. We can help you protect your assets to ensure your estate is safely passed on.
Who would benefit from Estate Planning?
Everyone. Estate Planning is the process of anticipating and arranging for the management and disposal of your assets during your life and at and after your death, whilst minimising tax.
Estate planning also includes planning for incapacity so someone you trust can deal with your affairs if you get to a point in life where you can no longer act for yourself.
We at Bicester Wills and Probate can offer expert advice and guidance in all of the above areas and more.
Years In Business
WILLS, LASTING POWER of ATTORNEY and PROBATE SERVICES
Our Main Services
- Single Will – £225
- Pair of Mirror Wills – £325
- Pair of Bloodline Wills – £625
Lasting Power of Attorney
- Lasting Power of Attorney Property & Financial Affairs – £325
- Lasting Power of Attorney for Health & Welfare decisions – £325
- Both Personal Lasting Power of Attorney for one person – £500
- Both Personal Lasting Power of Attorney for a couple – £950
- Office of Public Guardian Registration Fee, £82 per document
- Fixed Fee Probate Assistance: costs start at £1,800 where there is no IHT to pay.
- Fixed Fee Probate Assistance: costs start at £3,000 where there is IHT to pay.
WILLS, POWER OF ATTORNEY AND PROBATE
“Knowledgeable, kind and straightforward.
Made to feel comfortable talking about an uneasy subject.
I highly recommend Gail and Bicester Wills and Probate.”
ARTICLES AND FURTHER INFORMATION
You have the best of intentions when you write a Will, but sometimes, after your gone, things don't turn out the way you wanted and a "Tug of War" starts over the contents of your Will. Gail Church of Bicester Wills Ltd. tells her readers of her latest Blog post how...
Hidden charges in Wills drafted by banks What’s all the fuss about? Many people have had Wills drawn up by their banks for a small sum, or perhaps for free. It is not unusual for banks to offer legal services, and they still do. The key issue, as reported in the...
Who’ll manage my money? The question of who’ll keep our finances in order if we are seriously ill or have lost our capacity to manage them ourselves is a huge one! It’s important to have someone we trust in control. Everyone’s heard the scare stories of elderly or...