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13Mar/190

Lodge Brothers Legal Service protects your legal needs

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The Legal Services division of Lodge Brothers Funeral Directors was founded in 2016. Proudly acclaimed Lodge Brothers Funeral Director boasts 7 generations of family owned companies,  in the business of funeral directing. Due to our hands on experience and intimate knowledge of what is involved, it became clear to us that there was a further essential requirement for the assisting of people to plan for their end of life. Lack of planning and preparation for the loss of life is something that too often is neglected and the effects of this lack of preparation can have a devastating effect on the lives on the family members who are then tasked with the decision-making and the administrative tasks which accompany the tying up of one’s estate. With this in mind, Lodge Brother Legal Services Ealing and over 40 other locations across Middlesex, Surrey and Berkshire was created in 2016, so that our Solicitors can assist by drawing up documents such as Wills, Probate documentation and Powers of Attorney all of which are created to protection your rights and wishes so that when it comes your time to pass, everything is implemented just as you wished it to be, ensuring both your peace of mind, and that of your loved ones.

With barely a third of our country-men and women have prepared themselves by writing a Will for themselves, this leaves a gargantuan number of over two thirds of our country who are currently without a personal Will. Your Will is your final chance to communicate to your family and loved ones regarding how you wish to be buried, who you wish your belongings and estate to be split among and who should receive the material items of your estate. Legal Services Guildford handles these details with reverence and compassion and is mindful that the expense of a funeral is often the last thing we wish to think about as we go about our daily lives. With this in mind, Legal Services Weybridge offers the process of administering an estate, otherwise known as probate, at a fixed rate which is agreed in advance and tailor-makes the service and the cost thereof, to your specific needs. Whether your requirement is to have us ensure that your paperwork is correctly completed, or whether you wish to hand the entire probate process over to us to manage, Lodge Brothers Legal Service will always ensure that your legal needs and emotional well-being wishes, are met with compassion and empathy, at all times.

Should you wish to appoint Lodge Brothers Legal Services division with the Lasting Power of Attorney, in the event that life goes by, you find yourself in the situation where, with no fault of your own, you may become unable or even unwilling, to make decisions for yourself, due to the loss of your mental capacity, your rights can be protected on an on-going basis. Our Legal Services division can assist with the preparation of such documents as well as the registration thereof.

Safeguard your future with Lodge Brothers Legal Services.

15Feb/180

Lodge Brothers Legal Services

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Lodge Brothers have been assisting the community with funerals for over 230 years offering a professional and personal service that their clients have come to rely on. Lodge Brothers legal arm of the business has helped hundreds of families with accessible, affordable legal advice in relation to Probate, Wills Twickenham and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

They have a highly qualified, strong legal team whom collectively have many years of experience in all aspect of Probate, Wills Ashford and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

MEET SOPHIE ANDREWS – DIRECTOR

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Sophie joined Lodge Brothers as Head of Legal Services in 2016 to develop and set up its legal services business. Lodge Brothers Legal Services is a separate company, which has been granted a licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing Lodge Brothers Legal Services to provide professional Legal Services to its clients through its own legal team.

Sophie grew up in Surrey and studied law at University College London and the College of Law in Guildford qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. Having trained at a leading Private Client Firm, Charles Russell, Sophie has specialised in Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney and now has many years of experience in these areas. She is an affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (passing with a distinction). Sophie lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN UP TO DATE WILL?

Only 30% of people in this country have made a Will. This is because we do not like thinking about death and we are unaware of the importance of having a professionally drafted Will. Once a person overcomes their fears and makes a Will they find that it is a positive step that gives them great peace of mind. They are reassured that their affairs are in order.

If you die without a Will you die “intestate” meaning the intestacy laws set out which of your family members inherit and the amount. Your spouse will not necessarily inherit all of your estate and if you are unmarried your Partner will not inherit anything.

A legally valid Will, carefully prepared by a qualified expert Solicitor, will ensure that:

you provide for your loved ones in the way you wish;

you choose the Executors who will administer your estate;

you choose the Guardians for your minor children; and

you can take steps to reduce the Inheritance Tax payable.

You can also choose to appoint Lodge Brothers Legal Services as the Executors of your Will. We will ensure that your estate is dealt with promptly and efficiently so that your loved ones do not have the responsibility but do receive their inheritance as quickly as possible.

Fixed fee for a single Will starting from £325 +VAT (£390 inc. VAT).

Fixed fee for mirror Wills starting from £500 +VAT (£600 inc. VAT).

All our fees are fixed and agreed in advance.

Our professional services offer peace of mind to you and your family.

If you don’t have an up to date will click here Wills Feltham and Lodge Brothers Legal Services will assist you.