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Providing clear and efficient advice in:


-  Wills & Probate

-  Administration of Estate

-  Lasting Power of Attorney

-  Elderly Client Advice

-  Estate Planning


Private Client Work

Private Client Work

Private Client Work     (Direct Line: 0151 430 2827)

Wills

If you want to make sure that your property, money and belongings (collectively known as your ‘estate’) is distributed as you would like after you die, a will is a vitally important legal document to have.

Without a will, there are strict rules which say how your estate must be distributed.  This could mean that your loved ones, friends and favourite charities may not get what you wanted them to have.

We make will writing as simple as possible for you and are able to offer advice with things such as inheritance tax, who to choose as executors and storage of your will.  We can also help you to amend an existing will (known as a codicil) if your circumstances change.


Probate & Estate Administration

When someone dies, the executor(s) named in the person’s will is responsible for settling and distributing the estate correctly.  To do this, a grant of representation (more commonly known as a grant of probate) may be required.

This may be the case if the person who has died has left:

   -  more than £5,000

   -  stocks or shares

   -  a house or land

   -  certain insurance policies


Administering an estate correctly can be a daunting task for many people who are unfamiliar with the process.

Many executors choose to instruct a solicitor to apply for a grant of probate or to administer the estate on their behalf in order to simplify the process and take away the stresses that come with it.


Estate Planning

Hogans are able to offer advice on estate planning using wills and trusts and also on how inheritance tax may affect your estate.





Is making a will is one of those things you think about but always seem to put off doing?  Are you an executor and need to administer an estate but don’t know where to start?  Or are you thinking about what options there are should you reach a position where you are unable to make decisions for yourself?  

At Hogans, we are able to help with all of these points and more.  

Our private client work is run by Rebecca Hughes who has several years experience in specialist work ranging from will writing and estate administration to Court of Protection applications and financial deputyship.

To book an appointment or for more information, please call us on 0151 430 7529 (freephone 0800 328 3601) or email info@hogans.co.uk

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)

Made whilst you have mental capacity, these legal documents allow you to appoint a person(s) to make decisions on your behalf should you become unable to do so.

There are two types of LPA, both of which we can help you to complete and register correctly.  These are:


-   Health & Welfare:  includes decisions such as daily routine, medical care, moving to a care home, life sustaining treatment etc

-   Property & Financial Affairs:  includes decisions such as paying bills, collecting benefits, selling your home etc


We are also able to offer advice should a family member be at the stage where they lack capacity to give instructions for a lasting power of attorney.  



Elderly Client Advice for Individuals & Relatives

Many of our clients are simply seeking out advice on a particular issue regarding their future or that of an elderly relative.  We are able to offer specialist legal advice in the following frequently asked about areas:

   -  Elder abuse

-  Deprivation of Liberty

-  Court of Protection

-  Deputyship

-  Mental Health Legislation


Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca conducts the majority of private client work here at Hogans