Protect your loved ones by making your Will

Enjoy the peace of mind of having a Will in place to your wishes.

Protect your family’s future with a Will

Set out how you want your loved ones to inherit your estate.

Minimise the risk of family disputes and potential stress.

Ensure your loved ones and pets are always in good hands.

Choose people you trust to be Executors of your Will.

The steps involved with making a Will

  • Book a free consultation with me. I will call you back to arrange a suitable time.
  • I will take you through the steps involved and the information that is required.
  • I will draw up your will and send this to you.
  • You sign the will alongside two witnesses to make it legally binding.

Top Questions about writing a Will

We probably understand that we should have a Will but the reality is that most of us don’t have one. It’s important to understand what will happen to our estate if we die without a Will (Dying Intestate) Making a Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your death.

It is important that your Will is professionally drafted. Having a Do It Yourself Will may not be valid, could be ambiguous and open to challenge.

You don’t suddenly wake up on a morning and think “I need to make my Will”. It’s a bit of an inert subject that most of us avoid or put it off either thinking “I am too young to be thinking about this” or “I will do it later “.  The reality is that we are all on the same journey we just don’t know when it will be our time to get off the journey.

A Will can help you appoint someone you trust (‘Executor/Trustee’) to look after your estate for the ultimate benefit of your beneficiaries, if you have Children then a Will can appoint guardians for your children. Another main factor of having a Will means you avoids the Rules of Intestacy.

When having a Will this will give your Executors the authority to deal with your estate which can include: Investments, Bank Accounts, Property and Probate.

If you don’t have a valid Will your property will pass according to The Laws of Intestacy. This may not be what you would have wished for but also it is likely that it will take longer to administer your estate and your beneficiaries may not be able to draw any money from your estate which can also lead to arguments and distress for your relatives.

If you are single

  • You might want your estate divided between relatives and friends and in the proportion that you want.

If you are Married

  • Don’t assume “my other half will get everything”. Brother and sisters and parents many have a claim.
  • Often your Children will have a right to part of your estate.
  • One thing you can be certain of is – there will be arguments and disputes at a time when the family will be coping with the loss of a loved one.

If you are a Parent

  • You should consider who you would like to look after your children when you have gone.
  • Particularly important in the case of one parent families or unmarried couples living together.
  • If no one knows what you would have wanted the Courts will decide upon the future of your children and this may not what you or your children would have wished.

Legally, you can. But it is not recommended. Even if you feel like you own relatively little and intend to make it very straightforward, you could miss important formalities by doing it alone.

A mirror Will is when a couple makes a Will together. The two Wills are identical, so when one partner dies, the other is left with their estate and vice versa. The couple does not have to be married or in a civil partnership for this, a mirror will can be arranged for an unmarried couple.

The cost is dependent on the type of Will you choose to write: a simple Will, complex Will, or specialist Will. Mirror Wills usually bring down the cost per person, so are worth looking into if you and your partner want the same things.

For our prices, please contact us.

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