Wills, Trusts and Probate
Looking for professional help protecting your wealth and assets? The wills, trusts and probate solicitors at Gaines & Wilkinson will provide you with practical legal advice to ensure your personal assets are safe and secure.
Expert legal advice from experienced solicitors
Our team of wills, trusts and probate solicitors are dedicated to helping protect your assets. We guarantee that, whatever you need help with, our solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to support you.
Gaines & Wilkinson are proud of our local roots and the service we’ve given to the area throughout our history. We’re committed to providing local residents and beyond with the professional legal advice they need.
Our wills, trusts and probate services
We provide a full range of wills, trusts and probate services. Our solicitors have experience making a variety of important arrangements for our clients, including:
- Will writing
- Lasting power of attorney
- Trusts administration
- Probate and estate administration
- Inheritance tax planning
Wills, trusts and probate FAQs
If you die without a will, your assets will be distributed according to state law, which may not reflect your wishes.
Probate is the legal process of administering a deceased person's estate, which involves paying off any debts and distributing assets to beneficiaries.
The length of the probate process can vary depending on a number of factors, such as the complexity of the estate and whether there are any disputes among beneficiaries.
A trust is a legal arrangement where you transfer assets to a trustee to hold on behalf of your beneficiaries.
You may want to create a trust to protect your assets and ensure that they are distributed according to your wishes. Trusts can also be used to minimize taxes and provide for minor children or individuals with special needs.
A power of attorney is a legal document that authorizes someone to act on your behalf if you become incapacitated and unable to make decisions for yourself.
Yes, you can make changes to your will or trust at any time as long as you are mentally competent to do so.
While it's possible to create a will or trust without a lawyer, it's generally recommended to seek the advice of a qualified attorney to ensure that your wishes are properly documented and that your estate plan is legally valid.