WILLS & ESTATE
Altus Chambers is a well-established law firm in Barbados with extensive experience in handling wills and estate matters. Our team is committed to providing personalized legal services to our clients. Whether you are looking to draft a will or navigate the probate process, we have the knowledge and skill to guide you through the complexities of Succession law.
Altus Chambers provides comprehensive and personalized legal services to individuals and families to help them plan for the future. We also handle the administration of estates, advising executors and administrators on their legal duties and responsibilities, managing the transfer of assets to beneficiaries, and resolving disputes that may arise during the probate process.
Additionally, our legal team specializes in helping clients implement strategies to minimize tax liabilities and protect their assets from creditors. We pride ourselves on being responsive and attentive to our clients’ needs, providing clear legal advice and guidance to ensure that their estates are handled in accordance with their wishes.
Our legal team helps clients to understand their legal rights and obligations pertaining to estate planning and will preparation. Our lawyers provide advice on minimizing tax implications and estate administration costs. Altus Chambers can also assist in drafting trusts and powers of attorney.
Altus Chambers also helps clients navigate through the probate process, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and that estates are distributed efficiently and effectively. Throughout the entire process, Altus Chambers Barbados maintains client confidentiality and ensures that the client’s wishes are always respected.
Altus Chambers handles probate and letters of administration. This involves the distribution of assets and debts of a deceased person according to their will or the Succession Act of Barbados. Our lawyers guide clients through estate matters, providing information on the legal requirements for obtaining probate or letters of administration. and helping them navigate the paperwork and court procedures.
To obtain probate under the Barbados Succession Act, the executor of the will must provide certain documents, including the death certificate and the original will if available. An application supported by an affidavit of the executor, supported by Affidavit, must also be filed. Additionally, notice of the application must be given to the beneficiaries and the public. For letters of administration, the administrator of the estate must provide similar documents, along with a completed inventory of the deceased’s assets. Overall, we assist clients by ensuring that their legal obligations are met and their rights protected throughout the entire probate process.
Altus Chambers provides a range of legal services to clients in contentious estate matters. These include will disputes, trust disputes, claims under the Succession Act, disputes regarding the validity of wills, and breach of trust claims. Our team works closely with clients throughout every stage of the dispute resolution process, providing clear and straightforward advice and keeping clients fully informed of progress throughout. The ethos of Altus Chambers is to put the client first. By working closely with clients and providing proactive and pragmatic advice, we are able to achieve favourable outcomes in even the most challenging of disputes.