Making a Will
Everyone should make a Will. If you don't, the State will decide who gets your home, your savings and any other possessions when you die. Family, partners, relatives and friends will have no say in the matter and may lose benefits that they should be entitled to. A common misconception is that a surviving husband or wife will automatically inherit the whole estate. If there are children or other family members, this is not the case.
You may come across "do-it-yourself" Will kits. While they cover the basics of making a Will, they may not take important questions into account:
- Who will act as executor for your estate?
- What is the legal position for couples living together, but not married or in a civil partnership?
- How can you avoid paying unnecessary inheritance tax?
- What happens if there is a birth or death in the family?
- How would marriage, civil partnership or divorce affect your Will?
- Should you appoint a guardian for your children?
- What happens if a relative loses mental or physical capacity?
- What are the legal requirements for the signing of the Will?
Professional advice is essential. We can guide you through all the steps of making a Will and we will ensure that you take all relevant and important factors into consideration. Our aim is to ensure that your Will takes your wishes into account and gives your beneficiaries the best possible outcome.
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We can also offer free storage of your Will after it has been signed and registration of your will on the Certainty Will Register
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