Meet Trusts & Probate Solicitor Claire Clarke

You can never predict what the future holds - however you can plan for both the best and the worst circumstances that may arise…Claire Clarke - Wills, Trusts and Probate Solicitor

I provide legal advice and guidance around protecting your estate and assets as you get older as well as managing changes that can happen in your family life.

In the Trusts and Probate department I advise on the creation of trusts, the preparation of wills as well as probate applications and the administration of estates. I look at all aspects of safeguarding your future which includes areas such as inheritance planning, later life planning and the granting of Lasting Powers of Attorney where you can appoint a trusted people to make decisions on your behalf.

Many people think it is just about creating a will but it is much more. It is still surprising how many people have not made the time to draw up a will with a Solicitor – there are many misconceptions about the intestacy rules that apply when there is no will – especially in these days of blended and extended families and even more so with those who own and run a business.

Legal planning is an easy responsibility to put off until another day, but I find that these concerns weigh heavily, not only on elderly clients, but on their families who also want to protect them.

There is a sense of relief when clients know they have made provision for the future. Some families feel it is a difficult subject to broach, but it actually takes a lot of thought and consideration and shows how much people care.

I understand the concerns of my clients and treat every case with care and sensitivity – I do a valuable job for many people, and I get a great sense of satisfaction from being able to help in this way. 

To discuss any aspect of will preparation, your estate or any trust or probate matter please call Claire Clarke on 01733 295 557 or email claire.clarke@hegarty.co.uk.

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