Wills and Trust
Our expert Wills Lawyers in Lagos have hands-on experience in drafting Wills, revising Wills, contesting Wills, processing Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, Estate Planning and preparing Estate Tax.
A carefully planned future is not only about investing diligently and spending prudently, it includes making a solid uncontestable plan to transfer acquired wealth successfully to loved ones. Making a Will is one great opportunity for transferring wealth successfully to loved ones. It is equally of importance that the estate and tax of a person is carefully planned during his life so that the wealth intended to be transferred is carefully planned for. Our expert Wills lawyers in Lagos assist our clients in developing personal estate plans that achieve their objectives for transferring their wealth successfully to their desired family members. As part of our estate planning review, we advise on alternatives to Wills such as Revocable Living Trusts or General Powers of Attorney which are useful instruments to have in place in case of incapacity.
- Drafting Wills
- Revising Wills
- Contesting Wills
- Grant of Probate
- Probate controversy
- Letter of Administration
- Transfer of title to land and developed properties
- Transmission of shares, securities and other assets
- Administration of trusts
- Estate planning
- Revocable or Irrevocable Trusts
- Power of Attorney
- Estate / Estate income tax returns
- Trust income tax returns
- Gift tax returns.
- Settlement Agreements
- Court ordered Mediation or Arbitration
When a person dies, if there is a Will, we assist the executors to obtain Grant of Probate to distribute the Estate according to the Will, and where there is no will, we assist the personal representative to obtain Letter of Administration necessary for the family to administer the deceased’s Estate. As part of this service, we can assist in transferring title to real estate through Deed of Assent, or transmit title to shares, securities and other assets. We also work with trustees to administer trusts. We work to ensure unity among family members during the probate and administrative phase of estate planning.
Due to our continuous engagement and expertise in Probate & Estate Administration, we are highly skilled in preparing estate tax returns, estate income tax returns, trust income tax returns and gift tax returns.
Our lawyers have been involved in representing clients in Will Contests and other Estate & Trust Disputes. We represent clients either as fiduciaries or beneficiaries in trust and estate disputes, and we carry out in-depth analysis of estate accounts as well as management of assets when required.
Where it is alleged that a deceased person was not competent to make a Will or was unduly influenced to sign a Will and parties chose to contest the Will, we deploy our experience to attack or defend the Will depending on our client’s stand. We work to convince parties to settle matters amicably and in a manner that is favorable to all parties involved. Where parties fail to settle, we are experienced litigators who persuasively present arguments in court in support of our client’s position.
In all given cases, we always carefully analyze all the facts given to us and we provide candid counsel to our clients regarding the strength of their case. As a result, we have a high success rate of favorable settlements and favorable court outcomes.
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