Wills and Probate

Your will lays out how you would like your possessions to be distributed after your death. The law does not force you to make a will, If you don't make a will (you die "intestate") there are laws that dicate what wil happen to your assets. However if you want to have any control at all over your estate, or to make sure certain family and friends are provided for and your business is looked after, you are strongly advised to make a will.

Family Law Cardiff can help you draw up the terms and advise on how best to make a will that carries out all your wishes.

Our Family Law Lawyers and Solicitors can also discuss the tax advantages of making a will with you. You should know that when you plan your will early there could be considerable tax savings.

Contact Family Law Cardiff about making a will, call 0292 009 8361 and we'll put you you in touch with the best solicitors in Cardiff.

Dying Intestate

Family Law Cardiff can also help and advise if a friend or family member has died without leaving a will 'intestate'. You may be looking for advice and have questions such as - Am I still  entitled to an inheritance? or How much tax is due on the estate?

You should rest assured that although they may have died intestate you should probably still be entitled to a share of their assets, though the law is very complicated so get in touch with Family Laws Cardiff and we can discuss your options.

A Probate

A probate is the legal process of applying for the right to administer an estate. It grants permission for a friend or relative to take responsibility for the estate e.g. for the right to administer their bank accounts. Without first applying for a 'probate' you will not be permitted to administer the estate.

Where the deceased has left a will and have named individuals they want to administer their estate - 'executors'.  The named executor will need to apply for a 'grant of probate' from the appropriate court.

If the deceased has not left a will, relatives and friends can still apply for a 'grant of letters of administration' from the probate registry for the right to administer the estate.

Family Law Cardiff can help you understand what can be a very complex area of the law, talk to one of our expert Cardiff based lawyers today on 0292 009 8361 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it