We offer a professional Will writing service, giving you and your family peace of mind

We offer a professional Will writing service, giving you and your family peace of mind

What is a will?

A Will is a crucial legal document allowing you to specify what is to happen to your estate (property, money, investments, possessions) on your death. It also enables you to appoint a Guardian to look after any minor children on your death. In your Will you can:-

  • Appoint people you trust to carry out the terms of your Will, these are known as ‘Executors’
  • Appoint people you trust to look after your minor children, these are known as ‘Guardians’
  • Make specific plans for your funeral
  • Leave specific items and/or sums of money to certain people or Charities, known as ‘beneficiaries’
  • You can also create a Trust in your Will to help protect wealth for future generations, and to help protect vulnerable or disabled beneficiaries
  • Exclude persons who you do not wish to benefit upon your death.

Ensure your estate is managed in the most tax efficient way. Inheritance tax liability can be a major surprise.
If you are in a relationship then you can make ‘Mirror Wills’ which are essentially identical Wills.

WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A WILL?

So many people delay in making a Will as it is difficult and upsetting to contemplate ones own death and arrangements for the future. However, if you die without a Will everything you have worked hard for may be distributed in accordance with strict legal rules rather than your wishes. In certain cases your estate could pass to the state!

If you are in a relationship but are not married, your assets may pass to your parents or your siblings, rather than your partner.

Another crucial consideration is who will look after your children when you die. It is vital you plan ahead.

If you die in England and Wales with no Will and no living family members, then all your possessions will pass to the State.

By making a Will you can specify your wishes.
If your estate is over the tax threshold, which is currently £325,000.00 for a single person, then you should plan ahead to avoid paying more Inheritance Tax than is necessary.

If you already have a Will in place then it is advisable to review it every few years and always after there is a significant event such as a death, birth or a decision to form or end a marriage or UK Civil Partnership.

<h1>WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE A WILL?</h1>
<p>So many people delay in making a Will as it is difficult and upsetting to contemplate ones own death and arrangements for the future. However, if you die without a Will everything you have worked hard for may be distributed in accordance with strict legal rules rather than your wishes. In certain cases your estate could pass to the state!</p>
<p>If you are in a relationship but are not married, your assets may pass to your parents or your siblings, rather than your partner.</p>
<p>Another crucial consideration is who will look after your children when you die. It is vital you plan ahead.</p>
<p>If you die in England and Wales with no Will and no living family members, then all your possessions will pass to the State.</p>
<p>By making a Will you can specify your wishes.<br />
If your estate is over the tax threshold, which is currently £325,000.00 for a single person, then you should plan ahead to avoid paying more Inheritance Tax than is necessary.</p>
<p>If you already have a Will in place then it is advisable to review it every few years and always after there is a significant event such as a death, birth or a decision to form or end a marriage or UK Civil Partnership.</p>

INTESTACY RULES

When a person dies, without leaving a valid Will, their property must be distributed according to the strict and inflexible rules of Intestacy. In addition, when someone dies leaving a Will that disposes some, but not all of their estate, the rules of Intestacy will apply. The rules of Intestacy will be relevant to the extent of the property that can not be distributed by the Will.

In respect to the rules of Intestacy, please note the following: –

  • A husband, wife or civil partner must survive the deceased by 28 days if they are to be classified as beneficiary.
  • A partner who is not married or in a civil partnership with the deceased at the time of their death has no automatic right to inherit.
  • Legally adopted sons and daughters are classified as the deceased’s children, however stepchildren cannot inherit under the Intestacy rules.

WHAT WE OFFER

WILL WRITING SERVICE

A professional Will writing service and we offer free storage in respect of your Will or any other important documents, e.g. deeds to your property.

REGULATION

We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and have rules to adhere to unlike many Will Writing Services found online.

ACCESSIBILITY

If you are unable to attend our Office, we can visit you at your home, Care Home, Hospital, Hospice or anywhere else you may be living or staying. Our Office has wheelchair access to the rear of the building.

REMEMBER A CHARITY

We support Remember A Charity. A registered charity that represents 200 UK charities and works closely with partners in the legal sector, government and private sector to raise awareness of gifts in Wills.

WHAT RECENT CLIENTS HAVE SAID ABOUT OUR SERVICE –
 
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