Wills & Probate

“Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they never die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.” Voltaire

Inheritance Tax Planning

Increasingly, more people in Northern Ireland are finding themselves liable to pay Inheritance Tax due to increases in the value of property over the past decades, despite the recent slump. We can advise you on ways to avoid or mitigate the Inheritance Tax that would be payable on your Estate.

Wills and Trusts

We can provide guidance on making your Will. Once you have made a Will, you should ensure that you review it on occasion to take into account any changes in your circumstances or changes in the law which may affect the provisions of your Will.

Please download and complete this Will Questionnaire and return to sharon@russellandcompany.co.uk

Enduring Powers of Attorney and applications to the Office of Care and Protection

When making a will we would advise Clients to execute an Enduring Power of Attorney.  This document enables someone you have chosen to step in and take over your affairs should you ever become incapable of doing so. If however an Enduring Power of Attorney has not been made and a Client becomes incapable of handling their affairs, we can deal with the application for the appointment of a Controller.

Please download and complete this EPA Questionnaire and return to sharon@russellandcompany.co.uk

Administration of Estates

We can act on behalf of the Executor or Personal Representative of an Estate dealing with all matters involved in the winding up of the Estate.

Contentious Probate

We can advise you of your rights and take the appropriate steps to make your claim if you feel you have been unfairly treated in a Will.

We specialise in legal care and assistance for the Elderly especially where dealing with vulnerable clients. Those clients who require consultations to take place in their own home or in residential care can be happily accommodated.

Once we have made your Will we can hold it for you in safe keeping free of charge in your Strongroom.