Stowe Operates an Excellent Wills & Probate Service
Do you need help putting together a will? Are you disputing and challenging an existing one? Looking to resolve ‘intestacy’ issues from a relative who died without leaving a will? Perhaps you need professional guidance on matters of Power of Attorney? If any of these are applicable, you can arrange an appointment with one of our Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate team today.
Stowe Family Law launched its Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate service in October 2013 and it quickly became a valuable in-house service for new and existing Stowe Family Law clients, especially those going through a divorce. This is because the terms of an existing remain in force until the decree absolute is granted, but in general, a new will needs to be drawn up at the outset of any divorce or separation. If appropriate, any joint property needs to be severed.
Our specialist solicitors are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly. We help clients to preserve assets and assist them in planning for and protecting the futures of themselves and their families.
- Probate & Estate Administration
- Powers of Attorney
- Contesting a will
- Inheritance Tax
- The Elderly & Vulnerable
Jane Gray is a solicitor based in Stowe Family Law’s Hale office in Cheshire. She has more than 15 years of experience in Wills, tax trusts and probate law and is a fully qualified member of STEP. She is also an Associate Member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
She deals with bespoke Wills involving inheritance tax planning and trusts, allowing wealth to pass to the next generation. Additionally, Jane advises clients on many aspects of later life, including Lasting Powers of Attorney and general mental capacity issues arising under the Mental Capacity Act 2005. She can also guide people through all aspects of estate administration and probate.
Jane is joined by Wendy Scarr, one of Stowe Family Law’s private client solicitors. Wendy is based in the firm’s head office in Harrogate but she works across the Yorkshire offices. She is a fully qualified member of STEP and has more than 12 years of experience in Wills, Tax, Trust and Estate Planning. She also has dealt with cases involving Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters and other complex cases such as taxable estates and probate work.