Making a Will
Many people wrongly believe that they don’t need a Will because their property and possessions will automatically pass to their spouse, civil partner, partner or next of kin - but if you die without making a Will your property and possessions will be distributed according to Government intestacy rules and these may not properly provide for your loved ones.
Making a Will allows you and not the State to say how your property and possessions are to be shared out and to ensure that any family members that are in need of care are properly provided for. It also relieves those that you leave behind from unnecessary stress at a time of great emotional upset.
If you are not married or in a civil partnership your partner will not inherit automatically - making a Will ensures that proper provision is made for them.
If you have children you should make a Will so that arrangements are in place for their care should both parents die before they are of age.
Your Will also provides an opportunity to set out any wishes you may have as to your funeral arrangements.
A Will speeds up the administration of your estate avoiding any unnecessary distress for your relatives and dependents that may result from delays in drawing money from your estate.
We prepare Wills for clients with simple and more complex estates.
For clients whose affairs are straightforward we offer a fixed price Will writing service
For clients with higher value estates we provide a full estate planning service working with your accountant and financial advisers to give effect to your wishes and to minimise the tax burden to your estate.
Our solicitors are members of the the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners - recognised experts in their field.
Its easy to put off making your Will but the unexpected can happen at any age and you owe it to your loved ones to make sure that you have made proper provision for them and to relieve them of the unnecessary burden should you die without a Will.
Its important to review your Will every few years to reflect any changes in your assets or your family circumstances as well as to reflect changes in the law or taxation. We will be happy to review your current Will with you and to recommend any changes that are necessary
As well as offering a Will writing service we also provide a executorship and estate administration services.