Will Writing & Estate Planning

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Planning for the future is so important, and making a Will is one of the things that we probably all have on our ‘To Do’ list, and if you’ve already written your Will, it might be that you’ve been intending to review or update it for some time too.

It’s important to have an up to date Will in place, and it’s recommended that we review our Wills at least every 5 yrs or after significant changes in our lives.

If we don’t write a Will we die intestate, leaving all the decisions as to who inherits when we die up to the authorities. It’s the Rules of Intestacy dating back to 1925 that decides who inherits when we die without a Will, and can mean someone you hadn’t intended to benefit does in fact inherit, or someone you wanted to benefit ends up with nothing.

Our Wills cost only £125 for a single or joint (mirror) Wills

Included in the fee is;

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Free initial Telephone Consultation;

with one of our Estate Planning Consultants.

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Advice on Estate Planning;

which is for everybody, not just the wealthy. Making sure your wishes are followed whilst minimising the amount of tax due on your estate after your death.

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Advice on appointing Executors;

which will give you the peace of mind that you have chosen someone whom you trust to act as executor and ensure that your wishes are carried out.

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Advice on leaving specific gifts or money to friends, family or charity;

if you wish you can decide who should receive particular items that have a sentimental value, and provide for friends or charities or other organisations who would not benefit if you died without a will.

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A professionally written fully bonded Will

(or Wills)

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Home visit;

A professional consultation in the comfort of your own home at a time convenient to you, daytime or evening.

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Advice on Protecting Assets for future generations;

A well structured Will can ensure that assets are kept within the family and are passed on down the generations.

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Advice on appointing Guardians;

where you will appoint guardians to have parental responsibility of your dependants or children who are under the age of 18 at the time of your death.

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Advice on dividing the Residuary Estate;

help prevent disputes within the family by making your wishes clear.

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Advice on Funeral wishes

with one of our Estate Planning Consultants.

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A copy of the Will

(or Wills)

What happens if you don’t make a Will?

  • Research has highlighted that almost everyone makes the wrong assumption over who would benefit if they died without a Will.
  • Most married people assume their spouse ‘automatically’ inherits everything they own, with or without a Will. This is not true.
  • Most unmarried couples also assume that they have the same legal rights to inherit as a married couple. This is not true either.
  • Most married couples in their second marriage also assume any children from their previous marriage will always inherit when they die. This is not true either.
  • Unmarried couples have no guaranteed rights to inherit at all, and married couples can only ensure guaranteed inheritance of their entire estate from each other if there is a Will.
  • Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss making a Will.

Contact Us today to arrange your FREE no obligation telephone consultation with one of our Estate Planning Consultants