Tollers Stevenage Trusts And Estates Team
Dedicated to supporting the Stevenage community
The largest team in our Stevenage office is our Trusts and Estates team. They are able to assist on all aspects of wills, trusts, tax and estate planning, lasting powers of attorney, Court of Protection applications and estate administration.
Making a will need not be daunting or stressful and enables you to set out clearly what your wishes are for after you pass away. You can provide for your family, state your funeral wishes and name guardians for children. Our team pride themselves on making the process as easy and simple as possible and can provide advice on tax and trusts when required to ensure your estate is passed on in the most tax efficient way.
Many people are not aware of the importance of having a power of attorney in place. Whilst a Will takes care of your affairs after your death, a power of attorney is required during your lifetime. It enables you to choose who you trust to be able to assist you with your property and financial affairs and any health and welfare issues as and when necessary.
If someone does not have a power of attorney and becomes unable to deal with their own affairs, perhaps due to a stroke or dementia, then it may be necessary to make an application to the Court of Protection in order to obtain permission to assist that person.
When a loved one passes away it can be an emotional time for all concerned. We can help ease the stress by offering advice in relation to one-off issues or dealing with all or part of the estate on your behalf.
Sharon Brown and Chris Lucas work alongside Fiona Nash in the Trusts and Estate team. Sharon is a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly and is a trustee of Stevenage Community Trust. She has strong ties with the local community having lived in Stevenage all of her life. Chris also lives locally and is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly. The team take part in many local events and offer monthly free legal advice clinics at Age Concern and Garden House Hospice.
For more information on how our Trusts and Estates team can assist you with any requirements you may have…. Talk to Tollers on 01438 901095 and the team will happily assist you.