Pricing Information

WINTERBORNE LEGAL SERVICES

Contact us on: 01308 424808 or email: enquiries@winterbornelegal.co.uk

PROBATE

We offer two options:

OPTION A – dealing with the whole process

Our price £1,500

This will include:

  • identifying the assets and obtaining date of death values;
  • identifying the liabilities and obtaining date of death values;
  • calculating the total value of the estate for Inheritance Tax purposes;
  • completing the IHT205;
  • collecting assets;
  • settling liabilities;
  • paying beneficiaries;
  • preparing Estate Accounts

Additional costs

  • Probate Court fee of £155 for the Grant plus £1.50 for each copy;
  • Advertising for creditors (typically between £85 and £250);
  • Inheritance Tax;
  • Formal valuation of assets such as land or shares.

This prices does not include dealing with any foreign assets, setting up Wills Trusts or advising you about Family Provision Act Claims.

OPTION B – application for Grant of Representation only

Our price is £500

This will only include:

  • preparation of the IHT205;
  • preparation of the form PA1P or PA1A Probate Application
  • making the application on your behalf

You will be able to provide us with all information about the estate, including identifying the assets and liabilities and ask us just to prepare the paperwork needed to apply for the Grant.

For help deciding which option is best for you, please give us a call on 01308 424 808 or email us at: enquiries@winterbornelegal.co.uk

Additional costs

  • Probate Court fee of £155 for the Grant plus £1.50 for each copy;
  • Advertising for creditors (typically between £85 and £250);
  • Inheritance Tax where this is payable:
  • formal valuation of assets where necessary

WILLS

SINGLE WILLS (for one person)

Standard Wills

Price: £120.00

A standard Will appoints an executor, and a guardian if you have young children. It may also make a few gifts of money or personal possessions, before giving the remainder of your estate to your beneficiary or beneficiaries.

It may also include your funeral wishes and perhaps make some provision for your pets.

We also offer:

Complex Wills (Discretionary Trust)

Instead of passing your estate outright to your beneficiaries, a complex Will gives your estate to a Discretionary Trust from which you beneficiaries may benefit. This could be appropriate way to protect a vulnerable or disabled beneficiary, or a beneficiary in receipt of means-tested benefits, or to deal with changing family circumstances where you are not able to predict future family needs.

Special Wills (Life Interest Trust)

A special Will is usually used to provide for the needs of a single beneficiary, either for the remainder of the lifetime or for a specified period of time, by giving them a Life Interest in the asset. The asset could be your home (or your share of your home) or it could be all of your estate.

For advice on which Will is best for your circumstances, please call us on 01308 424808 or email us at: enquiries@winterbornelegal.co.uk

MIRROR WILLS (for a couple)

Standard Wills (married couple leaving everything to each other when the first person dies and to their children when the second person dies)

Price: £175.00

Complex Wills

To ask us about the cost of Complex Wills.

Special Wills

Please ask us about the cost of Special Wills.

Special Wills are often used by couples to protect their share of the family home from care home fees.

Your circumstances, or your wishes, may mean that a complex or special Will is more appropriate for you then a standard Will, so please give me a call to find out which is best for you.

LASTING POWERS OF ATTORNEY

Preparation (and registration) for one Lasting Power of Attorney:

Price: £150.00

Preparation (and registration) for a pair of Lasting Powers of Attorney:

We offer a discount for preparing a pair of Lasting Powers of Attorney.

We also offer a discount for preparation (and registration) for one Lasting Power of Attorney which is created at the same time as making a Will.

Please contact us for details.

Preparation (and registration) for a pair of Lasting Powers of Attorney created at the same time as making a pair of Wills:

Please contact us for details.

To understand whether you need a Lasting Power of Attorney, call us on 01308 424808 or email us at: enquiries@winterbornelegal.co.uk