We all want the most from life and wish our loved ones to benefit from our hard earned efforts. The simple process of making a Will can ensure this, yet a large number of us fail to do this. It’s never too early to make a Will, especially if you have children and want to ensure they are provided for.
Through our Will Planning service we can show you the most advantageous ways to ensure your home and savings go to those you wish to benefit. There is not a “one size fits all” approach and our panel of experienced Solicitors will can guide you through the Will planning process to find the solution that suits you best.
THE BENEFITS OF MAKING A WILL:-
- You decide how your family, friends and charities benefit
- You decide who will collect in your assets and distribute them in accordance with your wishes
- You decide who will be the guardians of your children until they are adults
- You decide who will look after your children’s money until they are adults
- You decide on your funeral arrangements
IF YOU DO NOT MAKE A WILL:-
- Your assets will be distributed according to strict rules based upon legal and blood relationships
- Your spouse may not receive the whole of your estate
- Your unmarried partner will not receive any part of your estate
- If you are separated but not divorced your spouse will be regarded as your next of kin
- Step Children and other Step relations will not inherit
- Your spouse may have to sell the family home to satisfy the entitlement your family members would receive under the Intestacy Rules
WHAT WE WILL NEED TO KNOW:-
- Who you wish to be the executors of your will – the people who will sort everything out
- If you are married or single
- If you have children, their ages and who you would like to look after them after you have gone
- The value and location of your assets
- How you wish your assets to be distributed
If you have any questions about making a relevant and valid Will then please contact us.
As families’ circumstances and your wishes may change over time, even if you already have a Will, it is important to review it regularly. Our solicitors are happy to help with any review and also to ensure that your Will works together with any trusts and powers of attorney you have in place.
If you are ready to make a Will now please contact us and one of our panel of experienced Solicitors will call you back to take all the details for your Will or to arrange a meeting.