WDS Associates was founded in 1991 and incorporated in 1996. In 2005, WDS Associates Legal Services Ltd was incorporated, being a successor of WDS Associates. We have now been trading for over 25 year and drafted over 300,000 documents.
WDS Associates are now a major legal services company operating across the whole of England and Wales. The company was one of the first companies to offer a fixed 1% fee for probate services to the general public. We are specialists in end of life financial advice, as well as being highly experienced in all manner of requirements, and estate of all sizes.
The company provides a bespoke Will Writing Service of the highest standard to the Public, IFA’s, Accountants and many other Professional bodies. The company also specialises in Trusts, Power of Attorney, Severance of Tenancy and other associated legal documents, with a full support team based at our operations centre in Bristol.
A Power of Attorney (LPA) is a document that appoints someone (‘an attorney’) to help manage your property, money and financial affairs. Your attorney will be able to help you make decisions or make decisions on your behalf.
A trust is a legal arrangement where you give cash, property or investments to someone else so they can look after them for the benefit of a third person.
A trust can be a great way to cut the tax you’ll pay on your inheritance.
Your will lets you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death.
If you make a will you can also make sure you don’t pay more Inheritance Tax than you need to.
It’s not easy to think about planning for a funeral but taking a little time now can give you great peace of mind, ensuring that you can have the funeral you want without placing a burden on your loved ones.
When someone dies, you’ll need to get the legal right to deal with their property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’).
Following their death you may need to get a Grant of Probate. This is an official document giving you the right to deal with a deceased person’s estate.
Inheritance Tax is a tax on the estate of someone who’s died.
While only a small percentage of estates are large enough to incur Inheritance Tax, you mustn’t forget to factor this tax into your plans when you make your will.