Give your loved ones peace of mind

Our wills and probate team helps you plan for the future, so you can do the best by your family should the worst happen.
We have phone appointments available for those who need them.

You may think making a will is complicated and expensive, but for the majority of us, this is not the case. For expert legal advice call our wills & probate experts at Taylor&Emmet on 0114 218 4054 or contact us online.

A will is an expression of your wishes, which takes effect when you die. If you do not make a will, you die ‘intestate’ which means the law decides who receives your assets. If you are living with someone, but you are not married, the intestacy rules will not recognise your relationship.



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Will writing service

Whether you want to make a will, or you need to deal with the affairs of a loved one, our compassionate and experienced solicitors can support you through every stage of the process.

We pride ourselves in providing a service that is both professional and personal, and find that most of our clients prefer to meet face to face when discussing these sensitive matters. Appointments outside of normal office hours and home visits are available, but we can also deal with most types of work by post, telephone and email if you prefer.

We charge fixed fees for many of our services and can usually give you a fixed quote straight away. In all other cases we are happy to conduct an initial meeting without obligation and after that meeting will provide a clear quote or estimate so you know what our charges will be before deciding whether or not to go ahead.

Drafting and updating wills

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If you have been appointed as an Executor or a close relative has died and you are the next of kin, dealing with someone’s Estate can be a daunting task.

Probate is the process of dealing with the Estate of someone who has died, which generally means gathering in all of their assets, settling debts, paying any taxes due and then distributing what is left in accordance with their Will. If the deceased person did not make a Will the Rules of Intestacy will apply and determine who is entitled to the Estate.

Probate is usually carried out by the person(s) appointed as Executor(s) in the Will or, if there is no Will, the deceased’s next of kin. If the deceased has left a Will the Executors appointed under the Will are able to administer the Estate and their authority is ratified by Court Order known as Grant of Probate. If the deceased died intestate (without a Will) then, before administration of the Estate can begin, a Court Order must be obtained which is known as Letters of Administration.

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We have legal experts near you

If you are interested in understanding how Taylor&Emmet can help you with wills, probate and estate disputes then please contact:

Richard King

Richard King

Head of Wills & Probate

Tel: 0114 218 4054

Email Richard

Office: Sheffield