Making a Will provides peace of mind for the future. A Will is a legally binding document which states how your loved ones should be taken care of after you die. A trust can help protect the value of assets you own.
If you die without a Will or your Will is invalid and out of date, there is no guarantee your possessions will pass to close family members and this can cause a great deal of stress and financial difficulty for those left behind.
We understand how important it is to safeguard assets that you or your family may rely on in future. Our highly experienced and understanding solicitors will take the time to listen to your needs and then provide a tailored Will to suit your own personal circumstances.
Just had children Safeguard your children’s future and ensure they benefit from your estate after you die. Through your will you can create tax efficient arrangements to protect your assets for future generations. You can also appoint guardians for your children should you die before your children reach the age of 18.
Recently got married or entered a civil partnership Determine how your money, property and possessions might be left to your partner. You can appoint your partner as executor of your will, so they have the legal authority to ensure your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes. Any previous wills made become invalid after marriage or a civil partnership, unless specifically made in contemplation of that marriage, so it is important to make a new will.
Just got divorced A will may be partially or wholly revoked if you divorce. If you are considering divorce or have become divorced, it is very important you make a will or take professional advice on preparing a new will. Naturally, you may wish to re-consider how your assets are distributed after you die.
Recently re-married If you re-marry, any previous will you have made is revoked, so we recommend a new will is written. You can set-out how you wish your assets to be divided taking into account your new partner and children from different relationships. Where a widow or widower remarries, wills can be drawn-up which make inheritance tax savings.
Had a death in the family The death of a loved one can often prompt you to think about making a will if you don’t already have one. You may have found probate much more complicated or contentious because a family member died without a will. Or you may need to update a will made many years ago which may no-longer be valid. You may also want to make provision for someone else to make decisions on your behalf should you become too ill or frail yourself.
Just become a grandparent Remember grandchildren through your will with a legacy to support them in future life. Decide when, and in what circumstances they will inherit the gift. By updating your will, you can re-apportion how your estate should be divided to take account of grandchildren.
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