Our professional estate planning solicitors look after you and the people you love, no matter what is around the corner.

When it comes to preparing for the future, you need someone you can trust. Having helped people across Halesowen and the West Midlands, plan for the future for many years, we put you at the heart of everything we do. With a local high-street office and home visits available, at M J Darby we provide estate planning advice on a face-to-face basis. So you can be sure of a personal and professional service.

Will Writing

It’s all too easy to put writing your will off but making sure your last wishes are respected doesn’t have to be difficult. And, when it comes to looking after the people you love, it’s never too early to get your affairs in order.

Taking the time to get to know you, we can discuss your wishes at a time that suits you. We can even visit you in the comfort of your own home to discuss your requirements and explain your options.

Once we have all the information we need from you, we will then draft your will and go through it with you before making sure that it is witnessed correctly.

Making sorting a will as easy and convenient as possible, our legal advice is delivered in plain English, so you are fully and properly informed at all times.

Probate

When someone dies, probate is the term used to describe the process of dealing with their estate. But, for anyone who is grieving, probate can be a difficult and emotional time; not least because it often requires intensive and complicated enquiries into assets, pensions, debts and more.

Making sure that the burden falls on our shoulders and not yours, our probate experts can help in many different ways depending on your needs – from obtaining the Grant of Probate to completing the entire estate administration.

With a lack of knowledge often leading to unnecessary mistakes, we ensure everything is done correctly while giving you the time to grieve.

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

With a LPA, you appoint people you trust to make decisions on your behalf should you no longer be able to.

As such, a LPA helps to protect you should you lose the ability to make decisions for yourself while you are still alive. With an ageing population and a corresponding rise dementia, a LPA is just as important as making a will.

We can help you make LPAs to cover both property and financial, and health and welfare decisions.

Don’t leave it until it’s too late. Life can change unexpectedly so a LPA is something that everybody should have.

At M J Darby, our personal estate planning services protect and support your interests, while looking after the people you love. Contact us today to find out how our team of local legal experts can help you.