Why do you need a will?
Having a will allows you to protect those close to you and ensures your wishes are followed after your death, preventing any disagreements about who takes what.
If you die without a will, “intestacy” will arise – this means the law decides what happens to your assets, and this can cause problems for your family and add to the costs of probate.
It doesn’t matter how small your estate is, you should have a will so your estate can be effectively and efficiently dealt with in accordance with your wishes.
It’s particularly important to make sure your will is updated when your status changes – after marriage, divorce or the birth of children.
- You have young children and want to provide for their care
- You have children from a previous marriage
- You are single with no children
- You are not married or in a civil partnership
- You are elderly and concerned about future care
- You want to minimise tax due from the estate
What can we do for you?
We provide a fixed-fee personal service and there are no complicated forms for you to complete.
We don’t offer an online service as we believe visiting you at home, at a time convenient to you, allows you time to discuss your wishes in detail.
We don’t add ourselves as Executor (unless we are asked) as we believe you should be free to choose who should undertake this important role.
We provide you a draft will for you to review in your own time, and ask further questions. Once you are happy, we deliver your final Will to you at home to witness and sign – making the process more efficient.
We can store your Will for you (at a small annual cost), but we don’t make this a service you must use.