Peace of mind for all the family.
A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die. Without a Will the process can be more time consuming and stressful for them.
According to a YouGov survey, nearly two thirds of people don't have a Will even though this causes financial stress and extremely difficult decisions for loved ones.
Dying without a Will - Intestacy
Anyone dying without a valid Will dies 'Intestate'. This causes upset and stress for many families who then have to wait for years before they receive their entitled inheritances.
Important Note: Wills should always reflect current circumstances and be updated whenever significant changes occur. Examples include marriage or divorce, birth of children, moving house, cohabiting, leaving UK and many more.
It is also worth noting that Wills are negated by marriage but not by divorce.
Examples of challenges faced if no Will exists:
- Rules of Intestacy apply, thereby resulting in a special court making all decisions.
- Bank accounts, personal and business, can be frozen leading to financial hardship.
- Property disputes and evictions, especially between non-married couples.
- The Court of Protection will decide who should be legal Guardians to minors.
- Extra legal costs may become payable.
- Unnecessary tax becomes payable because of lack of planning.
- Long delays of Probate can be anticipated.
You can read some real-life, including celebrity, examples by clicking the below button. These examples demonstrate the difficulties some people have faced when a loved one passed away but did not have a Will.
What our service levels include.
Our initial free consultation with help us to identify which expert will be most suited to your needs.
Thereafter, the expert will have a full and detailed consultation with you to understand your needs. No matter how complex, they ensure that they write a Will which perfectly meets with your wishes.
We will ensure your Will is legally valid and that it:
- Says how your estate should be shared out when you die.
- Was made when you were able to make your own decisions and you weren’t put under pressure who to leave things to.
- Is signed and dated by you in the presence of two adult, independent witnesses*, and then signed by the two witnesses in your presence.
*The witnesses can’t be people who are going to inherit anything from you (or their husband/wife or civil partner.
Our experts are the best in their field; however, that does not mean that they come with a premium price tag.
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