Understanding Estate Planning - Why Is It Important for Your Will?

Estate planning is the process of arranging for the management and distribution of your assets and wealth during your lifetime and after your death. The process involves making important decisions about who will inherit your property, who will manage your affairs if you become incapacitated and how your healthcare and financial matters will be handled if you are unable to make decisions for yourself.

Estate planning typically involves the creation of legal documents such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and advance directives - our specialists at Culver Law are equipped to help you manage each of these, helping you make the most informed decisions for you and your family.

By seeking expert advice, you can discuss and decide on the important aspects of the Will in order to protect your beneficiaries and avoid family disputes in the future. Such aspects can include who to appoint as executors and how your assets will be distributed on your death.

How Can Culver Law Help?

Our staff at Culver Law are vastly experienced in assisting families who require guidance on any issues regarding the creation of a Will, including estate planning. We take the planning of estate and asset distribution very seriously, ensuring your wealth is protected and managed correctly.

We see great importance in understanding the needs of our clients by discussing family dynamics, financial situations and estate planning goals. We listen carefully to the concerns of our clients and realise their objectives in order to develop a personalised estate plan that meets their needs.

Our legal experts support our clients through the following:

Estate Planning for High-Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI)

Estate planning for high-net-worth individuals involves specialised strategies to address their unique financial circumstances, wealth preservation goals and potential tax liabilities. HNWIs typically have significant assets that require careful management and protection, as well as complex family dynamics and succession considerations.

Culver Law has a great deal of experience in assisting HNWIs to navigate complex financial needs, creating a comprehensive plan tailored to preserve financial health. If you have significant wealth in assets and estate, we can help you through tax planning strategies, international considerations, business succession planning, asset protection and more.

Why Choose Culver Law?

  • Expertise in estate planning - especially those dealing with large, complex or difficult assets and estates.

    Our solicitors are friendly and approachable and aim to build meaningful, long-term relationships with our clients so that we can support them throughout their lives.

  • British Sign Language (BSL) support is available for clients who are deaf or hard of hearing.

  • Home visits can be arranged if those are more convenient (costs for time and travel can be provided in advance)

  • Offices in London and Cambridge allow you to have face-to-face meetings with our team at a location near you.

Michael Culver

Michael Culver

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Michael is a vastly experienced Solicitor specialising in Wills, estate administration, tax, wills/probate disputes and is also a professional deputy and Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) with the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Strongly believing in lifelong learning, Michael is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a dementia friends champion with the Alzheimer's Society and a member of the Association of Contentious Trusts and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS).

Since 2008 Michael has been a member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers and in January 2018 became a director before taking over as chairman in June 2020. The Association of Lifetime Lawyers is an independent members organisation of lawyers in England and Wales that specialises in late-life law and law for the vulnerable.

Michael is also the chair of the vulnerable banking group. A coalition of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, STEP, the Law Society, the Professional Deputies Forum and Estate Search whose aim is to improve banking standards for vulnerable people.

Michael is often selected to act as an independent executor of disputed estates and also regularly acts as a litigation friend for those lacking in, or with limited, capacity whenever a dispute arises requiring their involvement.

Amy Wallhead

Amy Wallhead

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Amy joined Culver Law as a partner in March 2023. She advises on all aspects of non-contentious Private Client work including Wills, Trusts, Estate Planning and Probate. Amy specialises in advising older and vulnerable clients.

Do You Need Help With Planning For Your Estate?

Don’t put it off. We understand the importance of getting the estate planning process right and protecting your family's wealth for the future. However, we also understand it’s a discussion many of us will put off having.

Our team of solicitors are experts in identifying the right solutions for you and your family. We make the process easy so that you can focus on more exciting things. So get the ball rolling and contact us today.

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