An up to date and formal will is essential for everyone, no matter the
value of your estate. Whilst it is not easy to contemplate your passing, you
can take steps now to ensure that your affairs are put in place in accordance
with your wishes.
It is important to make a will, particularly if the
following applies to you:
- Should you and your partner not be be married or in a civil partnership, your assets will not necessarily go to your partner in the event of your passing;
- Should you have children under the age of 18, then you can appoint a trusted person to be their guardian in your will;
- You may wish to leave something for family members and friends who would not benefit under the Intestacy Rules. Similarly, your will is the ideal document to provide for the vulnerable, infirm or charities close to your heart;
- Your will can confirm to those administering your estate your specific funeral wishes so that there is no ambiguity when it comes to such a personal choice;
- A professionally drafted will and advice from a legal expert can help minimise liability for Inheritance Tax after your death.
This is not an exhaustive list. We are more than happy to discuss any
queries or concerns you may have with regards to your individual circumstances
and how your estate will be administered should the worst happen.
There are many advantages to making a will. In setting down your desires
in a legal document, you can ensure peace of mind in knowing that your
assets and belongings will go to the loved ones and good causes that you
desire. If you die without leaving a valid will, your assets are distributed in
accordance with the Intestacy Rules which may not necessarily coincide with
your own wishes.
Planning ahead with the assistance of our specialist staff can help
minimise the possibility of confusion and the likelihood of a successful claim
to your estate.
Should you already have a will and are thinking of making any changes,
we can advise and assist with any amendments you wish to put in place.
Making a will is by no means a time consuming or costly process. Our friendly
and sensitive staff will listen to your wishes, advise on Inheritance Tax
issues and draft your will to meet your individual needs. It is our aim to
provide you with an attentive and professional service in the important step of
the making of your will.
Please do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or by email to email@example.com to arrange a free appointment to discuss your wishes.