Personal Legal Services

Wills and Probate Solicitors

Plan for peace of mind. Garratts' experienced wills and probate solicitors offer clear, personalised guidance with empathy and understanding. Get expert legal advice from your local solicitors.

At Garratts, our experienced team of wills and probate solicitors understands that planning for later life can be challenging, and our approach is both practical and empathetic, ensuring personalised care for every client. We offer clear, straightforward advice tailored to your unique needs.


Understanding Wills & Probate: Our Approach

Our wills and probate solicitors understand that every client's situation is unique. We guide you through the complexities of tax planning, care costs, and the ever-evolving legislation landscape.

Whether you are drafting a will, navigating the Court of Protection, or administering an estate, our qualified solicitors bring years of experience to handle your affairs with professionalism and care.


Unmatched Expertise and Personalised Probate Services

  • Expertise and Experience: Our team, comprised of members affiliated with the STEP (Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners) and accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly, offers unparalleled expertise in handling your wills and probate needs.
  • Tailored Solutions: We understand that no two families are the same. Our solutions are customised to fit your specific circumstances and goals.
  • Comprehensive Services: We cover all aspects of wills and probate law, from drafting to estate administration.
  • Community Commitment: Our involvement with Age UK Tameside and support for Will Aid and Remember a Charity reflects our commitment to the community.


Our Wills & Probate Team's Expertise

  • Angela Smith: As Head of the Department and a STEP member, Angela brings a wealth of knowledge in trusts and estate planning.
  • Jill Latimer: Accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly, Jill specialises in issues affecting older clients.
  • Jade Hussey: With more than a decade of experience, Jade Hussey is our legal executive who specialises in private client work, including wills, probate, deputyship, and Lasting Powers of Attorney.


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the importance of having a will?

Drafting a will is crucial as it ensures the distribution of your assets aligns with your preferences following your death. It offers the reassurance that your estate will be managed according to your directives, securing the future of your loved ones as per your wishes.

How can Garratts assist with estate administration?

Our solicitors have extensive experience in administering both simple and complex estates. We handle all aspects, from valuing assets to distributing them to beneficiaries, ensuring a smooth and efficient process.

What services do Garratts offer for later life planning?

We offer comprehensive services for later life planning, including advice on care costs, tax planning, and setting up trusts. Our goal is to protect your assets and ensure your wishes are respected.

Can Garratts help with setting up trusts?

Yes, our team can assist in establishing trusts as part of your estate planning. Trusts can be an effective way to manage your assets, protect your legacy, and provide for your loved ones.

What should I consider when choosing an executor for my will?

Choosing an executor is a significant decision. It's important to select someone who is trustworthy, capable of handling financial matters, and willing to carry out your wishes as specified in your will.

How does the probate process work?

Probate involves the legal process of administering your estate after your death. This includes validating your will, assessing the value of your assets, paying off any debts and taxes, and distributing the remainder to your beneficiaries.

Wills and Probate Fees

Why choose Garratts’ Wills and Probate Solicitors?

For expert guidance and compassionate assistance with wills and probate, choose Garratts Solicitors. Our team has the knowledge and experience to ensure your peace of mind. We offer home or hospital visits and appointments at various locations, including Oldham, Ashton, Newton Heath, Radcliffe, Stalybridge, and Worsley, reachable at 0161 665 3502

Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form for further assistance. At Garratts, we are dedicated to safeguarding your future with our specialised wills and probate services, ensuring your wishes are respected and your legacy is secure.


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