A private client solicitor works with an individual or group of individuals on an ongoing basis to provide direct legal advice.
Most people will only need to visit a solicitor once or twice during their lifetime. This could include, for example, setting up a will, handling probate or buying a house.
The Benefit of a Private Client Solicitor
The benefit of a private client solicitor is that you have one person who is handling your affairs that you trust and can get to know. It’s most often used in areas where an individual wants to manage their personal affairs such as property and other assets and ensure that their estate is properly handled and goes to the intended family members after their death.
Private client solicitor services can include measures such as:
Wills and Probate
None of us wants to think of a time when we won’t be here but having a proper will in place is very important. It ensures that your estate is divided according to your wishes once you pass away.
At Forster Dean, we can help set up a new will for you or review your existing one. We also handle all areas of probate. This gives you complete peace of mind that there will be no complications when you die and that your family are catered for.
A trust is a legal document that can be used to manage assets such as money and property. For example, you may want to set up a trust for a young child so that they receive a yearly allowance. It can be also used to protect your assets from issues such as care fees as you grow older or provide for your children if your spouse marries after your death.
Lasting Power of Attorney
Power of attorney nominates someone to act on your behalf when you are unable to. There are two types relating to health and wellbeing and finance and property. If you become incapacitated for any reason, the person acting for you can make decisions as stipulated in the power of attorney document.
For example, a health-related power of attorney will allow your nominated person to decide on your healthcare should be you develop a condition such as dementia and be unable to make those decisions yourself. They will also be involved with any end of life decisions, according to your wishes.
If you have a lasting power of attorney for property and financial affairs this allows the nominated person to manage, for example, your bank account or sell property on your behalf. This can be temporary or permanent depending on the circumstances.
A private client solicitor can provide advice and support on many other aspects of your legal life whether that’s to do with employment law, divorce or conveyancing to name just a few.
Why Choose Forster Dean
If you need a private client solicitor, choosing the right legal firm is essential. At Forster Dean, we have many years of experience providing a range of legal services for our clients. Our qualified solicitors are here to help and give you complete peace of mind.
Contact us today to find out more.