Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Wills

Secure your legacy with expert legal guidance
Our Wills & Probate service ensures your wishes are respected and your loved ones are protected.

Why seek legal advice

From drafting wills to managing estates, our experienced HK lawyers provide comprehensive solutions tailored to your needs.

Are you facing important decisions regarding your estate? Unsure about the legal aspects of creating a will or handling probate? Seek legal advice to avoid complications and ensure your affairs are handled correctly.

  • Peace of mind
  • Customized solutions
  • Legal expertise
  • Avoid disputes
  • Save time and effort
  • Protect loved ones
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Why choose HK Law?

When it comes to matters as important as wills and probate, you need a legal team you can trust. Our highly skilled lawyers specialise in wills and probate, providing you with top-notch legal guidance tailored to your unique circumstances. Here’s why HK Law is the right choice for you:

  • Experience and Expertise
  • Professional Accreditations
  • Dementia Friendly
  • Personalised Approach
  • Transparent and Clear Communication
  • Peace of Mind
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Your questions answered

Laura Clarke, Senior Associate Solicitor
  • Can I create a will without a lawyer?
    While it is possible to create a will without a lawyer, having professional legal advice ensures your will is legally valid and comprehensive, reducing the risk of disputes or errors.
  • What happens if I die without a will?
    If you die without a will, your estate will be distributed according to the laws of intestacy, which may not align with your wishes. It is advisable to create a will to ensure your assets are distributed as per your intentions.
  • Do I need a separate will for overseas assets?
    Yes, it is recommended to have a separate will for overseas assets. Laws and requirements differ between jurisdictions, and a specialised lawyer can help ensure your assets are properly addressed in each location.
  • How long does the probate process usually take?
    The probate process can vary depending on the complexity of the estate. On average, it takes around six to nine months to complete, but it can take longer in certain circumstances.
  • What is the role of an executor?
    An executor is responsible for administering your estate according to your wishes. They handle tasks such as locating assets, paying debts, and distributing assets to beneficiaries.
  • Can I update my will after it's created?
    Yes, you can update your will by creating a codicil or drafting a new will. It's essential to review your will periodically and make updates to reflect any changes in your circumstances or wishes.
  • Can I challenge a will?
    It is possible to challenge a will under certain circumstances, such as if there are concerns regarding its validity or if you believe you were unfairly excluded. Consult with our lawyers for expert advice.
  • How much does a will and probate service cost?
    The cost of our wills and probate service depends on various factors, such as the complexity of your estate. We provide transparent pricing and will discuss the fees with you upfront, ensuring no surprises along the way.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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HK Law Blandford office

Blandford

The newest of the HK Law offices and proud to service the people and businesses of Blandford and the surrounding area.

HK Law Bournemouth office

Bournemouth

Our Bournemouth Solicitors, based at our office in Southbourne, are here to support you with all the personal and business legal needs.

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HK Law’s history in Crewkerne dates back to 1749, making it the longest standing solicitors firm in the country.

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Dorchester

With offices at 40 High West Street and 1 Colliton Walk, our expert team provides a comprehensive range of legal services to the people of Dorchester and surrounding areas.

HK Law Parkstone office

Parkstone

Our Parkstone solicitors, based in the heart of Ashley Cross, are here to offer you expert local legal advice.

Poole Solicitors

Poole

Our HK Law team in Poole assist local clients with their legal requirements.  Local to you, we are always on-hand to meet up whenever it suits you.

HK Law Swanage office

Swanage

HK Law have held a strong presence in Swanage for generations. When it comes to client care, we pride ourselves on a modern approach backed up by traditional values.

HK Law Wareham office

Wareham

Wareham is the office from which HK evolved. Today our Wareham office prides itself on offering the town a full range of legal services whilst keeping things simple and personal.

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