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Why make a Will?

Creating a will is an important and responsible step to ensure that your wishes are carried out after your passing. Here are some key reasons why you should make a will:

  1. Distribution of Assets: A will allows you to specify how you want your assets, such as property, money, and personal belongings, to be distributed among your beneficiaries.
  2. Guardianship for Minor Children: If you have minor children, a will enables you to appoint a guardian who will take care of them in the event of your death.
  3. Executor Appointment: You can name an executor in your will, someone you trust to carry out your wishes, handle your financial affairs, and distribute your assets.
  4. Avoiding Intestacy Laws: If you pass away without a will, your estate will be subject to intestacy laws, which may distribute your assets in a way that doesn’t align with your preferences.
  5. Funeral and Burial Preferences: A will allows you to specify your preferences for your funeral, burial, or cremation, easing the burden on your loved ones during a difficult time.
  6. Debts and Taxes: You can use your will to instruct how your debts and taxes should be handled after your death.
  7. Charitable Donations: If you have specific charities or causes that are important to you, a will allows you to make bequests or donations to them.
  8. Avoiding Family Disputes: Clearly outlining your wishes in a legally binding document can help prevent potential disputes amongst family members over the distribution of your assets.
  9. Business Succession Planning: If you own a business, a will can address the succession plan for your business, ensuring a smooth transition in ownership or management.
  10. Peace of Mind: Creating a will provides peace of mind, knowing that you have taken steps to plan for the future and that your wishes will be followed.

When creating a will, it’s advisable to seek the assistance of a legal professional to ensure that your will is valid and complies with relevant laws. Laws regarding wills can vary by jurisdiction, so consulting with a Solicitor can help you navigate the specific requirements in your area and create a document that accurately reflects your wishes.

Our Wills start from only £200.00 +vat for a single Will, then if you require a Trust, Guardianship clause or Special Instruction in your Will there is a small additional charge for these elements;This is the same way you would buy a car, you pay for the basic model and then add the extras if you want them.

On this basis, those folk who only need a simple Will are not paying the same price as someone with a complicated Will. It a much fairer way of doing business.

Will Storage

All of our Wills are stored in our fire proof safe for free, if registered with Certainty

All Will/s are registered with CERTAINTY, the Will registration scheme, this is included FREE with every standard Will prepared.

Certainty is a national Wills register is not only used by law firms but the public, Government agencies, charities and more. It is proven to reduce the risk of distributing an estate during probate on an assumed intestacy basis or when a Will or later Will may exist. To read more, click on their logo below.

At your appointment, you will be provided a cost for the preparation of your bespoke Will, which will remain fixed once you confirm your instructions. As some Wills are more complex than others the cost may be greater than £200.00 + VAT.

the £200.00 Will package is for clients visiting either of our offices and does not include home or place of work visits.

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