None of us knows what the future holds, but careful planning when you are fit and well can make all the difference to those family members who will take key decisions about your care when you are unable to. Similarly, a carefully drafted will provides you and your loved ones with certainty and peace of mind at a time when you might be worried about the future.

Whitehead Vizard Solicitors is one of Salisbury’s longest-established firms, offering personal advice to individuals and families in the specialist areas of wills and probate. We also offer comprehensive advice to elderly clients on a wide range of issues.
Lifetime Planning: Making Decisions For the Future

We will work closely with you to ensure that we understand your concerns and priorities before drafting your will and recommending any other legal avenues you may wish to explore. The types of issues we can help you with include:

Inheritance tax and how you can minimise the amount your family pays
The effect of transferring assets to children and loved ones during your lifetime
How you can use trusts to deal with your property
Powers of attorney to deal with your financial and medical affairs if you are unable to care for yourself
Living wills
Charitable gifts

If you become unable to manage your own affairs, we will work with relatives and others to implement lasting powers of attorney and, if necessary, manage any Court of Protection applications.
Probate And Managing The Deceased’s Affairs

If you are dealing with someone’s estate, we are equipped to handle all aspects of the administration process expertly and efficiently. Whether or not the deceased made a will with us, we can help you deal with beneficiaries, HMRC and any estate creditors. We can also advise you on how to approach any challenge to the estate — from a relative or dependant of the deceased.