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By Your Side From Friends Legal - Wills, Executry, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Afterlife Services

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Friends Legal are By Your Side when you need us most. We provide as much or as little guidance as you need, and if we don’t think you need legal help, we will tell you. Our services range from just a Helping Hand to full Estate Administration. We offer transparent and fair pricing with no hidden fees, no hourly rates and no percentages. Without the legal jargon. Our friendly team of experts are passionate about working alongside you through every stage of this emotional process we’re on your side.

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Full Estate Administration

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After your loved one has died, the last thing many want to think about is distributing their assets. At this time of loss, Friends Legal can step in to take away that stress, dealing with the Courts and all the administrative tasks involved in winding up an estate.

£1800

Setting Up A Trust

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A Trust is a way of managing your assets either while you are alive, or after death. Trusts are often used to protect assets and assist vulnerable beneficiaries, and as such are commonly set up in Wills so that assets are properly managed.

£600

Power of Attorney

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We are all used to making our own decisions. But what happens if you become unable to make decisions for yourself? Nobody plans for poor health or a serious accident to strike, that’s why no matter your age it’s vital to grant Power of Attorney.

£150

Write Your Will

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Planning for the future not only ensures everyone is provided for, it gives your loved ones one less thing to worry about after you’re gone. Our Will packages are cost effective, flexible and a simple Will can be complete in 5 working days.

£95

Helping Hand

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If you want to administer a loved one's small estate yourself, we can offer you a Helping Hand with advice, paperwork and guidance.

£250

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Afterlife Legal Services

When someone you love dies, your grieving process begins. Alongside the huge emotional impact of a death, there are the administrative burdens to deal with too. At Friends Legal, we can offer practical and legal advice to help you through this time.

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Creating A Trust

A Trust is a way of managing your assets either while you are alive, or after death. Trusts are often used to protect assets and assist vulnerable beneficiaries, and as such are commonly set up in Wills so that assets are properly managed.

Get Started

Power of Attorney

We are all used to making our own decisions. But what happens if you become unable to make decisions for yourself? Nobody plans for poor health or a serious accident to strike, that’s why no matter your age it’s vital to grant Power of Attorney.

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Making A Will

Planning for the future not only ensures everyone is provided for, it gives your loved ones one less thing to worry about after you’re gone. Our Will packages are cost effective, flexible and a simple Will can be complete in 5 working days.

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Get A Helping Hand

If you want to administer a loved one's small estate yourself, we can offer you a Helping Hand with advice, paperwork and guidance.

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Let Us Guide You

Friends Legal are passionate about supporting you through life's difficulties. When losing a loved one it can be hard to know where to start. Our Guides explore what steps you need to take to deal with this distressing time.

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At Friends Legal, we’re by your side to offer advice and support during the toughest of times. Through life, you love and provide for your family and friends, and we make sure that you can continue to do so after your death.  Our expert and friendly team can help you put in place the legal documents you need to secure your family’s future after you have gone. From Wills and Power of Attorneys to advice on the best Trust to set up to protect your dependants we’ll make sure that everything precious to you is covered. Our built-in three-yearly Will review means that your plans change with you, protecting you – and those you love – through all stages in life.

We know that death isn’t an easy topic to think about or discuss, but planning what to do with your possessions after you die not only ensures everyone is provided for, but it gives your loved ones one less thing to worry about after you’re gone. 

Our team is always happy to talk through all the options – so why not get in contact.

By Your Side Services

Our Wills, Power of Attorney, Executry and Trust services are tailored to your needs and are provided to you at a fixed price. Our extensive guides and FAQs offer advice and support to help you decide why it is never too early to plan for Afterlife services and clarify how you might like to do that. Our services offer a simple way to gain peace of mind no matter which stage you are at on life’s journey. 

The difference is clear, every step of the way.

Our team will help you decide what option is right for you and won’t make a difficult time any more confusing or expensive than it needs to be. We offer transparent and fair pricing with no hidden fees. Our accessible, friendly team of experts are passionate about working alongside you through every stage of life. 

Contact Us

For more information about our By Your Side services, please contact our team, who will be able to recommend the best product for you and your loved ones. We provide a wide variety of ways to contact the team and our opening hours span more than the usual 9-5 – so you can get in touch at a time and in a way that suits you. 

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We are happy to be guided by you and we understand the importance of having a number of ways you can contact us. We can offer all our services virtually, or over the phone, as well as in-person. It has become increasingly necessary to offer a way of supporting our clients through a channel that suits them. To support this, we have a number of channels you can contact us through and we are happy to adapt to your needs.

Our Promise To You

You are able to contact us by phone: Monday – Thursday from 9am-8pm. As well as Saturday from 9am-1pm. We aim to return telephone calls within 4 working hours, but calls will be responded to on the same day we receive them wherever possible. All emails and forms will be responded to within 1 working day. You'll be assigned a dedicated member of the team, who you can communicate with directly.

Call Us

Call 0333 3580 583 for the By Your side team or 0141 442 0610 for the Personal Injury team, 9am-8pm Mon-Thur, 9am-5pm Fri and 9am-1pm Sat

Email Us

You can email us directly at byyourside@friends-legal.co.uk or using any contact form on our website to get your query to the right team.  

Social Media

You can connect with us socially by following our accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Youtube

Video Calling

We are happy to help you virtually through video conferencing services, like Zoom. Call us to set up an appointment.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I need a Power of Attorney?

Power Of Attorney

There are various situations in which a Power of Attorney can be useful.

POA can cover circumstances in which you are involved in a serious accident, or become seriously ill, and either find it difficult or are no longer able to deal with your own affairs. Your Power of Attorney can remain in place indefinitely until specifically...

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Who should be a Trustee for my Trust?

Trusts

You can choose almost anyone to be Trustee when setting up a Trust, including yourself, but we would not recommend that you act as Trustee on your own.

It is important to choose people you trust as they will be responsible for managing the Trust and will have several duties to follow, including: To act in the best interests of Beneficiaries;To devote time to Trust affairs. We would generally recommend at...

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Why set up a Trust?

Trusts

There are a variety of reasons why you may wish to consider setting up a Trust, such as:

Protecting assets;Assisting vulnerable beneficiaries;A Personal Injury claim resulting in compensation.

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What is a Trust?

Trusts

A Trust involves three groups of people:

The “Truster” – this is the person who is setting up the Trust;The “Trustees”- these are the people who are responsible for administering the Trust for the benefit of the Beneficiaries;The “Beneficiaries” – these are the people who are entitled to benefit fr...

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What To Consider When Setting Up A Power Of Attorney

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A Power of Attorney is a written document which specifies who you want to act as your Attorney, what powers your Attorney should have, and when the powers should take effect.
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Guide To Being An Attorney

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So you have now been appointed to act as an Attorney. This short guide sets out what the first steps are to acting as an Attorney, and your duties.
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How Do I Distribute An Estate?

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Where there is a Will, the assets are distributed by an Executor according to the deceased's wishes.
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How Do I Obtain Confirmation in Scotland?

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Confirmation is the equivalent of probate in England and Wales and consists of a legal document from the Court that grants power to the Executor to deal with your assets.
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