We understand there are many reasons why you might have decided to make or review your Will. This is why we listen carefully to your wishes and objectives to ensure your Wills meets these.
There are many factors that influence the decision to write a Will.
You might have experienced a major life change or event, such as a marriage, a property purchase, a separation, or other changes in your family circumstances meaning you need to review your Will arrangements. There may also be financial factors affecting this decision, such as a desire to save inheritance tax, or simply because you know that writing a Will is a responsible and sensible thing to do.
Regardless of the reasons, it is important that your Will is drafted by a specialist Solicitor who can make sure that the Will is valid, accurately reflects your wishes and, where necessary, provides protection against potential threats to the family wealth such as tax and divorce. This is where our team of Solicitors can assist you, providing the comfort of knowing that your wishes will be followed after your death.
For more information on writing a Will, or appointing a Lasting Power of Attorney, please contact us.
Ensure your wishes are carried out
We all want our wishes carried out after our death. There are many different and very personal matters to consider and the answers can have significant consequences for you and your family.
You can be reassured that what you want to happen does happen by setting your wishes out in your Will.
The matters that you will need to think about include who you will leave your assets and possessions to, and who will deal with your property and affairs after you die.
When is a good time to make a new Will?
The following events should prompt you to consider reviewing your Will:
● You have just got married● You have re-married and you have children from an earlier marriage● You have just bought a property● You have made a lot of money from selling a business or property
● You are living with a partner but are not married● You have a partner and are unmarried but own a property or run a business together● You have an illness that could impact your capacity to make decisions● You have high value assets (on-shore and/or off-shore) or a business.
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Tact, sensitivity and balancing interests from specialist advisors
We understand that there may be family circumstances which call for tact and sensitivity so that Will disputes are avoided so far as possible. We regularly help clients to balance the needs of different beneficiaries, for example where you have married again and have children from your first marriage.
Whatever your personal requirements, you can trust us to help you meet them.
When having a Will can be particularly beneficial:
Writing a Will can be a difficult task as no one wants to think about what happens when they are gone. You can write a Will at any age, and it is important to ensure your family, loved ones and any charitable causes you care about are supported. You don't have to have a large amount of money or assets in order to write a Will, but the main reasons can include: