A firm which specialises in will writing and estate planning has continued its expansion by opening a new office in Lynn.
Inheritance Legal Services, a family-run business, has this week opened in its fifth branch office at 118 London Road. It already has offices in Ely, Cambridge, Saffron Walden and Kettering.
The firm, which will be creating new jobs in Lynn, prides itself on offering a fresh approach to legal services and a low cost fixed fee service which includes home visits either during the day or in the evening. It also offers appointments on Saturdays.
Managing director Mark Taylor, who is the father of KL.FM presenter Ryan Taylor, said: “We are making legal services more affordable and easier to understand. We do this by offering a free estate review, reducing the jargon, producing plain English wills and having fixed low cost fees for our service. We specialise in estate planning and all our legal documents are produced by qualified solicitors.”
Estate planning involves assessing the family make up and the wider situation, reviewing the total value of all assets making up the estate and putting safeguards into place often via protective trusts.
These trusts preserve the assets during someone’s lifetime, ensuring they are still in the estate at death, and can benefit a family and others in the future.
The business also sets out wills for people who want to ensure their wishes are met and assets passed on to their chosen beneficiaries after death. Without a will, this may not happen and can cause lengthy delays in the distribution of the estate.
Said Mr Mark Taylor: “With today’s modern living it is not uncommon for people to have extended families, second marriages, partnerships and a mix of other arrangements. Many families also have various business interests and all these arrangements need careful consideration to ensure specific wishes are met at death.
“If you are not married but live with your partner, neither of you have any rights to each other’s personal assets and in fact, under the intestacy rules, their assets would go to their family.”
Inheritance Legal Services will also give advice on a Lasting Power of Attorney, a document which appoints someone to act for a person who is unable to manage financial affairs or health and welfare.
For further information on the services available, contact Mr Mark Taylor on 01553 860123.