Wills and Probate

Hawksford has a team of experienced advisers with over 30 years of collective experience in will preparation and the administration of international estates and probate applications.


Hawksford for your Will Writing, Probate and LPA Services

Hawksford

Experienced advisers

Hawksford has a team of experienced advisers with over 30 years of collective experience in will preparation and the administration of international estates and probate applications.


Hawksford

Protecting yourself

We offer advice and services to assist clients seeking to protect themselves against the risk of future mental and/or physical incapacity.

 


Hawksford

Step by step assistance

We can help you with the Grant of Probate application in Jersey and the UK so you don’t have to. We can prepare and process the application and deal with the Courts and Probate Registry for you.


Wills, Probate and Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Services

 

  • We offer will writing services and will ensure your will is drafted in accordance with the laws of Jersey, England and Wales depending on your requirements, all for a competitive fee.

    We have the experience and knowledge to assist you with preparing a will for your assets in Jersey, England and Wales no matter how complicated or simple it needs to be. We will work with you and listen to your needs and wishes and provide advice based on all information you give to us.

     

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  • Probate services

    We regularly work with people around the world to assist them with the Probate application process on their behalf.

    We can help you with the Grant of Probate application in Jersey and the UK so you don’t have to. We can prepare and process the application and deal with the Courts and Probate Registry for you so you can move matters forward and administer the estate once we have obtained the Grant on your behalf.

     

    Executor of Wills

    Executors of wills are the people named in a will that will take legal responsibility of carrying out the instructions of the deceased regarding their estate.

    We'll take on full responsibility as executor of your will or administrator of your estate.

    Choosing an executor to your will is an important decision as the role of an executor can be onerous. Generally, executors of wills are chosen because they are honest, trustworthy and experienced.

    Choosing a professional executors of wills with specialist knowledge may be the best solution for you especially if sorting your estate is likely to be complicated – they’re experienced at the job and know their way around common administrative issues that arise. We can assist you with that role.

     

    Estate Planning

    We can also assist you with estate planning services where you have been appointed as executor.

    This is the process of dealing with the deceased’s estate after the grant of probate or letters of administration have been obtained. The process of administering an estate can be time-consuming and burdensome for a lay executor. Some people do not anticipate the amount of time it takes to carry out this task. Should the task be too complicated, troublesome or if you simply don’t know anything about probate, we can help.

    We do the administration process on your behalf. This will assist those who have been appointed or wish to be appointed as an executor or administrator but do not have the time, confidence or experience to complete the administration.

     

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  • Jersey Lasting Power of Attorney

    We also offer a professional service as an attorney to those who would like the assistance of a professional in managing their property and affairs.

    A power of attorney is a written authorisation to represent another person in respect of their legal affairs. The donor of a power of attorney gives instructions to the attorney to act in the manner they determine. For an attorney to have authority to act the donor of the power of attorney has to have sufficient mental capacity to give instructions.

    There are two types of lasting power of attorney:

    Health and welfare lasting power of attorney and property and finance lasting power of attorney.

     

    Delegate

    We offer a professional delegate service for persons who have been considered by a doctor to be incapable by reason of mental or physical disorder of managing and administering their property and affairs in Jersey.

     

    Safeguarding and Vulnerable Client Services

    We offer advice and services to assist clients seeking to protect themselves against the risk of future mental and/or physical incapacity.

    We are able to assist in a variety of services that can assist those seeking to protect themselves against future incapacity or looking for assistance for their friends or family who have physical or mental incapacity. From drafting lasting powers of attorney to the registration of International powers of attorney, deputyships and guardianship orders for use in Jersey or Singapore. We also provide fiduciary and administration services for vulnerable clients in Jersey.

     

    Living Will

    Living wills are also known as advance directives or advance decisions.

    It is a personal statement made by you to confirm what medical treatment you do not wish to receive should you lose mental capacity or be unable to communicate in the future.

    They must not be confused with a will dealing with your assets and belongings. A living will does not deal with your estate on your death it simply deals with your medical care and treatment.

     

    UK Lasting Power of Attorney

    A lasting power of attorney (LPA) can be used to allow the named individual to make future decisions on your behalf if at some point in the future you are unable to make them because of illness or incapacity.

     

    Registration of Documentation in Jersey

    We can assist individuals seeking to register powers of attorney, deputyships and guardianship orders in Jersey.

     

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