Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds


Mapping out your future to ensure your family is secure when you are no longer around is something that can weigh heavy on your mind. Remove the stress from your life and put a comprehensive financial plan in place with the help of Ellisons’ experienced Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds.

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Making a will is essential if you want to guarantee the final say over how your estate is apportioned when you are gone. Secure the correct dissemination of your assets, in the UK and abroad, with the help of Ellisons’ Wills, Trusts and Probate services and rest assured that your loved ones are taken care of at an immensely tough time.

We offer more than just a will-writing service. Our expert advisers at Ellisons Financial Planning are able to provide bespoke financial planning advice to ensure your estate is healthy and that your family will not be stung with unnecessary inheritance tax or legal expenses.

Grown on our commitment to exceptional client support, we have cultivated an extensive client network of multiple family generations. Speak to our experienced team today and put your and your families’ future in safe hands.

What does probate mean?

A Will immediately comes into effect when somebody dies and Probate is the legal process involved in how the estate is distributed in accordance with it. If there is no Will in place, the state will decide who and how the estate is allocated in accordance with the statutory rules. The Probate Registry will provide a document known as a Grant of Probate to the Executor named in the Will, allowing them to get on with the process of handing over any assets to the beneficiaries identified in the Will and settling any inheritance or capital gains tax accrued by larger estates. If there is no Will, the Probate Registry will issue a Grant of Letters of Administration instead of a Grant of Probate to allow administrators to distribute the estate.

Understand more about Probate and the pitfalls of attempting to do it yourself here or speak to our Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitors today.

Do I need probate?

Probate is the process of administering someone’s estate in the event of their passing. This includes collecting up all assets connected to the estate and paying any remaining liabilities the estate owes, which might include inheritance tax, income tax, capital gains and more. A Grant of Probate to become the executor of the estate is needed prior to any administration being carried out. Due to the complex nature of many estates, it is recommended that you seek the guidance and support of specialist Probate Solicitors to either become the Executor of the Will, or, at the very least, guide yourself through the process. The Executor is liable for any mistakes made in administering the estate, regardless of their experience or knowledge of the law.


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