Wills, Trusts & Power of Attorney

Wills, Trusts & Power Of Attorney

Planning a smarter future for you and those around you

We all want to know that the future of our loved ones is protected and secured no matter what stage we may be in life. The most effective way to do this is through your Will. Whether it be appointing guardians for your children, detailing who should receive your assets and when, or making provisions for the future regarding payment of care home fees, Nantes will help you make the decisions right for you and your family.

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Inheritance Tax Planning

If your estate exceeds a certain threshold, it may be liable to inheritance tax. However, there are several steps that may be taken to reduce tax liability, and many of these options are both simple and cost-effective.

Nantes has a plethora of experience in tax planning and trusts. If you want to look into alternative options, we usually offer an initial consultation for which a charge will be agreed upon. We will offer you with a complete review of the various strategies available during this discussion, allowing you to make informed decisions. We will also address any possible future expenses of implementing these methods, maintaining transparency throughout the process.

Our team of professionals understands the complexities of inheritance tax legislation and will collaborate with you to create a customised strategy that is tailored to your individual circumstances and goals. You can protect your estate and potentially decrease the burden of inheritance tax by taking advantage of our significant experience and understanding in this subject.

Power Of Attorney & Deputyship

The phrase “You never know what is just around the corner” applies to each and every one of us, young and old alike. Illness, a serious accident or merely a gradual deterioration of our faculties may mean that we can no longer manage our personal affairs. A Lasting Power of Attorney (“LPA”) is a document that allows you (“the Donor”) to appoint someone or more than one person to act on your behalf should you require it immediately or sometime in the future. There are two different types of LPA. One enables the attorney to look after the Donor’s property and financial affairs. The other enables the attorney to make the decisions on behalf of the Donor in respect of the Donor’s health and welfare. Each document must be registered with the Office of the Public Guardian before it can be used. The registration process can take a couple of months.

Should you not have a Property and Affairs LPA and are not capable of managing your financial affairs then somebody would have to make an application to the Court of Protection to be appointed your Deputy to act on your behalf. Applications for the appointment of Deputies are often made in a hurry because funds may be required to pay care home fees, to sell property or transfer money. This is a time consuming and expensive business and there is no guarantee that the Deputy appointed is one you would have chosen yourself.

The team at Nantes is highly experienced in all aspects of Powers of Attorney and Deputyship, and will handle the whole procedure sensitively and without using too much legal jargon. We can assist in both the initial application for the appointment of Deputies and advising Deputies once they have been appointed.

I'd like to say a big thank you to all the staff at Nantes for all their hard work over the last few months, what was quite a stressful time they more than stepped up to the mark 👍
Chris B.

Solicitors in Bridport, Dorchester, Portland & Weymouth

Why Choose Nantes Solictors

Choose Nantes Solicitors for your legal needs in Dorset and benefit from our reputable law business. With a history extending back to the 1800s, we have established ourselves as a leading authority in the region, famous for our legal knowledge and great client service.

We can customise solutions to our clients thanks to our considerable business and local experience. With offices in Bridport, Dorchester, Weymouth, and Portland, we are easily accessible throughout the region.

Each department at Nantes Solicitors is overseen by an experienced Director, ensuring competence and insight in every case. We simplify difficult legal issues with our forward-thinking guidance.

We prioritise your objectives, actively listening and collaborating with you to obtain the desired results. Our expert solicitors deal with any concerns that arise and provide thorough help throughout the procedure.

Nantes Solicitors is known for its legal quality, local knowledge, convenient locations, forward-thinking approach, and uncompromising dedication to customer satisfaction. We are your reliable legal partner in Dorset, ready to help you with all of your legal needs.

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