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Wills

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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.

We help you make decisions about the future with clarity and empathy

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.

This is where our team of Solicitors can help you

Read our Wills case studies here

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.

You will also want to decide who to appoint as your executor. In addition, you may wish to set up a trust as a means of effecting your wishes.
All of the above starts with a well-drafted Will.
Can I make a Will online? See the article here.

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.  

Practitioners are experts in their field, providing high-quality advice.

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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.

Why should you write a Will?

When having a Will can be particularly beneficial:

    You are living with a partner but are unmarried
    You share property
    You have had any recent life changes such as divorce
    You have children from a previous relationship

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:

    to decide what should happen to your estate in the event of your death
    a Will ensures that your assets go to the right place
     it helps to reduce stress at what is a difficult time for your family
     it can reduce inheritance tax on the assets you leave behind
    helps to maximise the value of your estate for your family
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