PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES AND YOUR ASSETS
Wills, trusts and probate solicitors in Belfast
Everyone has the right to decide what happens with their property once they have died. Whether you are looking to write a Will or are named as the executor of a loved one’s estate, Mackenzie & Dorman have decades of experience in providing legal support and advice.
Because few things are more important than planning for the future.
At Mackenzie & Dorman, we are experienced in the drafting of Wills and trusts. We also provide expert legal advice on such matters as inheritance tax and estate planning, which will ensure that your beneficiaries receive as much of your estate as possible after you die.
We can also advise on how best to provide for your dependants and vulnerable beneficiaries. To begin planning for the future, speak to our team today.
Four key areas of our
Wills, trusts and probate service are:
Probate / estate administration
The administration of estates is a large part of our practice and it really matters to us that the process of dealing with someone’s affairs after their death is handled in a competent and sensitive manner. As well as being very experienced and able to deal with complex cases, the members of our Probate department are genuinely kind and sympathetic to the needs of clients at a difficult and distressing time.
Setting up Will trusts
We provide legal support in the setting up of a variety of trusts. These may include Life Interest Trusts (giving someone an asset such as a property and allowing that asset to pass to other beneficiaries after the initial beneficiary dies); Discretionary Trusts (allowing the trustee to decide on how the trust income should be spent); and Trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries.
A clear, well-drafted Will is the best means of ensuring that your property, assets and savings pass to those you wish to benefit from them. Failing to prepare a legally compliant Will can create all sorts of problems for your relatives and dependants after your passing, something you will want to avoid during what will be a difficult time for them. So please do contact us, sooner rather than later, to request our Will-writing service.
Inheritance Tax planning
There are a variety of ways you can reduce the size of your taxable estate during your lifetime, minimising the amount your beneficiaries will have to pay.
Gifts, trusts and, of course, writing a Will are all components of effective inheritance tax planning. Speak to Mackenzie & Dorman today.