There are many reasons to make a will. To ensure the people in your life benefit in the way you want, to provide financial security, for general tax planning, to specify guardianship of your children, or to let your loved ones know your funeral preferences.
Why should I make a will?
Whatever stage of life you are at, making a will is something to consider - it can help prevent any nasty surprises for your family after you’ve gone.
Making a will is more important than you may realise. Although many people assume that their possessions will automatically go to their spouse, partner or children, this is not always the case. Marriage, divorce, children, jointly owned property, the early death of a family member and death in service benefits can all alter who your estate goes to on your death. Cohabitation with a partner counts for nothing when it comes to the distribution of your estate. If you die without a will (known as dying ‘intestate’), your estate will be divided according to the intestacy rules – and the people you would like to benefit may not do so as these rules do not necessarily take complex modern family relationships into consideration. We can put your mind at ease by talking you through your options with different will schemes on offer to suit different needs.
Ask us about our Routine Will Writing Fixed Fee Scheme (fees shown are inclusive of VAT):
- Single Will £100 plus VAT
- Mirror Wills £150 plus VAT (suitable for couples who want to deal with their estates in the same way)
We participate in Charity Will Writing Month every November. During this time we don’t charge for our Routine Will Writing service but ask that you make a donation to charity. See www.willaid.org.uk for more details.
We’re also part of the National Free Wills Network. This is a free will writing service offered by many charities (such as Oxfam and Marie Curie Cancer Care) to their donors. Contact your favourite charity for more details.
The best way to find out how we can help you is to talk to one of our team.
Call us today on 01302 327257 or use our enquiry form and we’ll get back to you.
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