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by on Apr.20, 2018, under Legal Services

During times of shock and grief at the loss of a loved one who has passed away, generally the last thing that family members and friends need to worry or think about is physically sorting out the affairs of their beloved. It is always at times like these when emotions are high, that “life administration” is the hardest thing to deal with. Leaving your affairs in order is one final gifts that you can give to your family, making a difficult time a little easier for them.

If this is your intention for when you pass away, you will need the services of a reputable legal firm to place your belonging s in probate.  If you have a Will, your executor applies for a grant of probate which then ensures that they are responsible for the administration of your estate and affairs, as well as ensuring that you estate is being administered according to your wishes and that the right people are dealing with your affairs.

A grant of Probate will need to be applied for by an Executor or administrator and it is a legal document. The document confirms who the executor of your estate is and that they have the authority to deal with your assets, on your passing. This includes your money, any property that you may have and your general belongings. The Executor uses the grant as proof that they have the right to access your funds, assist with any and all finances that need to be dealt with and then subsequently distribute the finances and assets as you have set out in your Will, to those who are meant to receive them.

At the offices of Lodge Brothers Legal Services, we offer theses probate services to all of our clients.

Contact Probate Twickenham, Probate Feltham and Probate Ashford for all legal services in your area.

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Is your Will up to date?

by on Feb.14, 2018, under Funeral Services, Probate Attorney

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Lodge Brothers have been assisting the community with funerals for over 230 years offering a professional and personal service that their clients have come to rely on. Lodge Brothers legal arm of the business has helped hundreds of families with accessible, affordable legal advice in relation to Probate, Wills Twickenham and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

They have a highly qualified, strong legal team whom collectively have many years of experience in all aspect of Probate, Wills Ashford and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

MEET SOPHIE ANDREWS – DIRECTOR

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Sophie joined Lodge Brothers as Head of Legal Services in 2016 to develop and set up its legal services business. Lodge Brothers Legal Services is a separate company, which has been granted a licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing Lodge Brothers Legal Services to provide professional Legal Services to its clients through its own legal team.

Sophie grew up in Surrey and studied law at University College London and the College of Law in Guildford qualifying as a Solicitor in 1997. Having trained at a leading Private Client Firm, Charles Russell, Sophie has specialised in Wills, Probate and Powers of Attorney and now has many years of experience in these areas. She is an affiliate member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and holds the Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (passing with a distinction). Sophie lives in Surrey with her husband and three children.

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN UP TO DATE WILL?

Only 30% of people in this country have made a Will. This is because we do not like thinking about death and we are unaware of the importance of having a professionally drafted Will. Once a person overcomes their fears and makes a Will they find that it is a positive step that gives them great peace of mind. They are reassured that their affairs are in order.

If you die without a Will you die “intestate” meaning the intestacy laws set out which of your family members inherit and the amount. Your spouse will not necessarily inherit all of your estate and if you are unmarried your Partner will not inherit anything.

A legally valid Will, carefully prepared by a qualified expert Solicitor, will ensure that:

you provide for your loved ones in the way you wish;

you choose the Executors who will administer your estate;

you choose the Guardians for your minor children; and

you can take steps to reduce the Inheritance Tax payable.

You can also choose to appoint Lodge Brothers Legal Services as the Executors of your Will. We will ensure that your estate is dealt with promptly and efficiently so that your loved ones do not have the responsibility but do receive their inheritance as quickly as possible.

Fixed fee for a single Will starting from £325 +VAT (£390 inc. VAT).

Fixed fee for mirror Wills starting from £500 +VAT (£600 inc. VAT).

All our fees are fixed and agreed in advance.

Our professional services offer peace of mind to you and your family.

If you don’t have an up to date will click here Wills Feltham and Lodge Brothers Legal Services will assist you.

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Plan ahead with a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan

by on Dec.11, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services, Probate Attorney

LODGE BROTHERS PROBATE ATTORNEY SERVICES

Lodge Brothers Legal Services offer 3 levels of service to suit your requirements.

Fixed Fee from £250 (£300 inc. VAT):

  • Executors prepare all probate forms;
  • Executors make a personal application to the probate registry;
  • We will check the forms are completed correctly; and
  • Responsibility for the application remains with Executors.

Fixed Fee from £750 (£900 inc. VAT) plus disbursements:

  • Executors responsible for registering death with all asset holders;
  • Executors establish the assets and liabilities at date of death; and
  • We will complete the probate papers, Inheritance tax forms and apply for the Grant of Probate.

Fixed Fee from £1,500 (£1,800 inc. VAT ) plus disbursements: This is our most complete service which will relieve you of the heavy burden of dealing with the estate when your thoughts are elsewhere.

  • It ensures that probate is obtained quickly and efficiently.
  • We will register the death certificate with the asset holders;
  • We will ascertain the date of death assets and liabilities of the estate; and
  • We will complete all the probate papers, Inheritance Tax forms and apply for the Grant of Probate.

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WILLS

Only 30% of people in this country have made a Will. This is because we do not like thinking about death and we are unaware of the importance of having a professionally drafted Will. Once a person overcomes their fears and makes a Will they find that it is a positive step that gives them great peace of mind. They are reassured that their affairs are in order.

If you die without a Will you die “intestate” meaning the intestacy laws set out which of your family members inherit and the amount. Your spouse will not necessarily inherit all of your estate and if you are unmarried your Partner will not inherit anything.

A legally valid Will, carefully prepared by a qualified expert Solicitor, will ensure that:

  • you provide for your loved ones in the way you wish;
  • you choose the Executors who will administer your estate;
  • you choose the Guardians for your minor children; and
  • you can take steps to reduce the Inheritance Tax payable.

You can also choose to appoint Lodge Brothers Legal Services as the Executors of your Will. We will ensure that your estate is dealt with promptly and efficiently so that your loved ones do not have the responsibility but do receive their inheritance as quickly as possible.

Fixed fee from £275 (£330 inc. VAT).
Our professional services offer peace of mind to you and your family.

FUNERAL DIRECTORS HAM

You can trust Lodge Brothers to guide you through every step of the journey. They take great pride in being able to offer a 24 hour service, 365 days a year, providing advice on what needs to be done and by whom. Lodge Brothers have a large selection of Funeral plans Ham and will assist with every step of the way ensuring you choose a plan to suit your needs.

With over 230 years of experience, they have encountered nearly every situation and everyone is an individual, and there are many options available to help you create a meaningful, memorable and personal funeral day that honours the deceased.

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Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way

by on Nov.17, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ham have a wide range of funeral plans as they know how important it is to plan ahead with Pre-Paid Funeral Plans Ham to ensure your family won’t face any extra cost or worries when the time comes – plus they will find comfort in the knowledge that you said goodbye in the way that you wanted.

A Funeral Plan from Lodge Brothers gives you:

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest-free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

PROBATE ATTORNEY

When a family member or loved one dies, dealing with estate administration is often the last thing on a person’s mind. We offer an efficient, professional and above all personal service to make your life easier at such a distressing time.

When a person dies leaving a valid Will, the appointed Executors need to apply for a Grant of Probate to administer the Deceased’s estate. If there is no Will, the laws of intestacy apply, and the law sets out which family member is entitled to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration and administer the estate.

The process of administering an estate is commonly known as probate and involves:

  1. ascertaining the value of the Deceased’s assets and liabilities;
  2. dealing with the Inland Revenue Inheritance Tax return;
  3. preparing the probate papers;
  4. applying to the Probate Registry for the Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration; and
  5. collecting in the assets of the estate and settling the liabilities once the Grant is received.

Probate will be required to sell or transfer a house, sell or transfer shares and in most cases to close bank accounts. The assistance required by the Executors will depend on the finances of the Deceased, the terms of the Will, the family circumstances and how much work the Executors are willing or able to do.

OUR PROBATE SERVICES

Lodge Brothers Legal Services offer 3 levels of service to suit your requirements.

Fixed Fee from £250 (£300 inc. VAT):

  1. Executors prepare all probate forms;
  2. Executors make a personal application to the probate registry;
  3. We will check the forms are completed correctly; and
  4. Responsibility for the application remains with Executors.

Fixed Fee from £750 (£900 inc. VAT) plus disbursements:

  1. Executors responsible for registering death with all asset holders;
  2. Executors establish the assets and liabilities at date of death; and
  3. We will complete the probate papers, Inheritance tax forms and apply for the Grant of Probate.

Fixed Fee from £1,500 (£1,800 inc. VAT ) plus disbursements: This is our most complete service which will relieve you of the heavy burden of dealing with the estate when your thoughts are elsewhere.

  1. It ensures that probate is obtained quickly and efficiently.
  2. We will register the death certificate with the asset holders;
  3. We will ascertain the date of death assets and liabilities of the estate; and
  4. We will complete all the probate papers, Inheritance Tax forms and apply for the Grant of Probate.
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What are the Benefits of a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan?

by on Oct.17, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services

Pre-planning allows you to plan your funeral or cremation service ahead of time thus alleviating the financial pressure and emotional strain on your family and friends at the time of loss and grief. By planning ahead your family will not occur any additional expenses as you pay for the funeral before your passing. By securing your funeral plan you pay at TODAY’S prices, saving money in the long run.

Pre-planning a funeral gives an opportunity for you to get important information either from your loved one or if you are planning your own funeral for you to tell your loved ones exactly how you wish to be remembered. Choose your favourite hymns, floral tributes, memorials to ensure your last wishes are granted. By conveying your personal wishes or customs will alleviate the family of the pressure of deciding how you would like to be remembered.

Give your loved ones the gift of knowing that they are fulfilling your wishes and finding comfort in the knowledge that you said goodbye in the way that you wanted.

Funeral plans from Lodge Brothers gives you:

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest-free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Lodge Brothers pre-paid funeral plans throughout the UK including funeral plans Ham

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Protect against the Rising cost of funerals with a Funeral Plan

by on Sep.20, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services

Death is not something we like to focus on, however, Lodge Brothers funeral plans Guildford understand the importance of funeral plans and look at the advantages of being prepared for death.

Lodge Brothers family owned business for over 200 years know all too well how important family is and the importance of not adding extra financial pressure on them at a time when they are grieving the most. Ensure your funeral expenses covered and your final wishes are undertaken with a variety of funeral plans Ascot from Lodge Brothers.

Protect your family against the financial burden of funeral expenses in the event of the death of a loved one so your family can focus on a new way of life, without having to worry about any financial burdens.

There are many advantages to pre-planning your funeral: –

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest-free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Lodge Brothers dedicated staff have helped thousands of clients plan their own funeral so that your loved one is remembered with a fitting memorial. Choose from your favourite hymns, floral arrangements, coffin, and headstones.

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Contact Lodge Brothers funeral plans Walton today!

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Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way

by on Aug.17, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services

Protect your loved ones with a pre-paid funeral plan…

Lodge Brothers assist their clients to embrace the end of life process by celebrating memories and personalise the end of life.

Planning for the inevitable with one of several funeral plans Ealing will secure your wishes and lift a burden from your friends and family. When the time comes and your family is feeling overwhelmed with emotional and legal tasks, they will have your final wishes at their fingertips making the entire process much more bearable.

Lodge brothers offer a step-by-step guide to everything you need to do at the time of a loss. You will never feel alone as their dedicated staff will be by your side, helping you through the painful process.

A Funeral Plan from Lodge Brothers gives you:

ü  Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices

ü  Peace of mind for you and your loved ones

ü  Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way

ü  Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger

ü  Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions

ü  Monthly payment option – interest-free available

ü  All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes.

Leve your family with less to worry about with one of Lodge Brothers funeral plans Esher.

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Lodge Brothers Family You Can Turn To In time of Grief

by on Apr.11, 2017, under Funeral Planning, Funeral Services

Lodge Brothers are not just funeral directors they are a team of passionate individuals who do so much for the community ensuring they embrace every occasion with enthusiasm and passion. Look at some of the Easter celebrations that have been taking place within the many Lodge Brother branches throughout the UK.

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Libby Fitzgerald, our funeral arranger at Ruislip branch has bought some wonderful colours to her Easter window display to brighten up the branch!

EASTER COLOURING COMPETITION AT LODGE BROTHERS WALTON

Our Walton branch is running an Easter colouring competition for children under 5 and children under 12. The branches great location in Walton High Street and proximity to local schools should help this competition capture some children’s imagination!

So please come in and collect a poster to colour from our branch arranger Ann….Easter Eggs to the Winners!!

Closing date for submissions is Wednesday 12th April.

EASTER TREATS IN ASHFORD

Quentin Edgington, District Manager Group Support and PR, was delighted to provide and help distribute Hot Cross Buns to Ashford House nursing home.  The residents and staff said, the buns were delicious and great way to start celebrating Easter.

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Lodge Brothers will assist with planning ahead with a Pre-Paid funeral plans Windsor will ensure your family won’t face any extra cost or worries when the time comes – plus they will find comfort in the knowledge that you said goodbye in the way that you wanted.

Lodge Brothers Funeral plans Ruislip gives you:

  • Protection against the rising cost of funerals – secure your plan at TODAY’s prices
  • Peace of mind for you and your loved ones
  • Personalise your funeral – Say “goodbye” YOUR way
  • Personal and Professional service from a fully trained Funeral Arranger
  • Guaranteed acceptance – No age or health restrictions
  • Monthly payment option – interest-free available
  • All funds held in a secure TRUST FUND ready to be paid when the time comes

Click here for more information on funeral plans Woking

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Lodge Brothers professional & personal service of the highest quality

by on Nov.07, 2016, under Funeral Services, Personal

Meet Michael, Chris, Janet, Beverley, Robert and Andrew the seventh generation of Lodge family funeral directors.

WHY CHOOSE LODGE BROTHERS?

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Cobham understand that organising a funeral at a time of grief of a loved one can be extremely daunting and often overwhelming especially if you find yourselves having to make difficult decisions. They provide a downloadable Funeral Guide to give you an outline of actions required by family, friends, executors and others when arranging a funeral. If you prefer a home visit Lodge Brothers can arrange a Funeral Arranger to visit you at home to discuss the arrangements.

Lodge Brothers have been serving the community for over 230 years and will guide you through every step of the journey. They take great pride in being able to offer a 24 hour service, 365 days a year, providing advice on what needs to be done and by whom.

Lodge Brothers funeral directors Ashford understand that everyone is individual and will help you create a meaning and memorable way to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.

Lodge Brothers ensure all funeral services and memorials are conducted with great dignity and in a caring and efficient manner. They pride themselves in having empathetic and professional staff to assist with all aspects of funeral arranging.

TYPES OF FUNERALS LODGE BROTHERS OFFER

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Lodge Brothers offer services to all communities, regardless of race or religious beliefs. A Humanist or Civil Celebrant can be arranged to officiate a non-religious ceremony, and a committal without any form of remembrance can also be arranged.

Most funerals are either burials or cremations and are based on what is termed as a ‘traditional’ funeral, but there are many variations. The staff­ will be happy to discuss your personal requirements, off­ering advice on tailoring the funeral accordingly:

Burial

Cremation

Woodland burials

Religious

Non-religious

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Lodge Brothers the family you can turn to…

by on Oct.05, 2016, under Funeral Services

“All our branches take an active role in local community events, supporting many charities and raising funds for local causes. Read our news stories here.”

Lodge Bothers go over and above for their community, read about the recent installation of a beautifully fitting monument for the heroes of World Wars.

FUNERAL DIRECTORS ENGLEFIELD GREEN WAR MEMORIAL UNVEILED IN SPECIAL CEREMONY

Nearly three years ago, Englefield Green resident John Scott, commented to friends that the village’s fallen heroes of the World Wars and of conflicts around the world had not been properly recognised. He set about fundraising, so that a monument could be provided to acknowledge the role played by the 205 servicemen.

Last month the beautiful memorial you see in the photograph was unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey during a special ceremony. The monument, which comprises seven granite columns featuring the names of the servicemen from the village, was engraving and installed by the skilled staff of Lodge Brothers Memorial department.

Mr Scott had ventured into the Englefield branch of Lodge Brothers and met with Area Manager, Richard Leachman and the then Arranger, Susan Areington to discuss his vision. This was subsequently shared with Mr Chris Lodge, one of the Directors of the Company, and the result (after much deliberation and hard work) was seen for the first time by an invited audience of one hundred people.

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Some more news from the Lodge Brothers family of funeral directors

RUISLIP FUNERAL SERVICE RAISES FUNDS FOR MICHAEL SOBEL HOUSE

Funeral Directors Ruislip branch arranger Libby Fitzgerald recently took part in the ‘Ladies of The Night’ sponsored walk on behalf of the Michael Sobel House.

Last week, District Manager Martin Shaw and Libby visited the hospice to present the cheque for the monies that Libby raised.

Libby was overjoyed to hear that she was in their Top 10 of individual fund raisers for the event!

Well done Libby!

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Find out what other Lodge Brother branches have been doing recently within their community click here

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