Will Making Solicitors
Have you made a Will or have you recently reviewed and updated your Will if you already have one? It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you have any assets you should have a legally binding Will so that your loved ones are taken care of and your wishes are followed when you pass away or if you become unable to manage your own affairs.
Making a will can be a complex process and we will be able to ensure that you have total peace of mind. Many married people or co habiting couples think that if they die intestate i.e. without a Will, then their partner will automatically inherit everything. This is not always the case and it could be that children or even other members of the family could have a claim against the deceased’s estate.
There are so many things you need to think about when you are writing or updating your Will. What would happen to your children if they are under the age of 18? You must appoint Guardians to look after them in the event of your death. Circumstances such as divorce, cohabiting and re-marriage and any related arrangements regarding children may also affect the appointment of who becomes their Guardians.
If you get divorced you may want to remove all mention of your ex-spouse, but unless the Will is properly drawn up it can cancel your Will altogether. Marriage or re-marriage will revoke your Will unless it has been written to include that particular marriage.
You will also want to minimise any Inheritance tax liability and we can advise you on all aspects of estate administration. You don’t want all your hard-earned money ending up going to the tax man. Your Will can also implement ways of ensuring that, if you need residential care in the future, money is protected for your children and it doesn’t all go on nursing home fees.
We’ve got a very experienced specialist team who will be both sympathetic and pragmatic, advising you on every aspect of often complex and emotionally charged areas. We understand that you want your loved ones to be provided for in the event of your death or incapacity and that you also don’t want to add to their considerable distress if your affairs aren’t in order.