Why should you make a Will?
A Will is probably one of the most important documents that you will ever sign. If not, it should be! Everything that you have worked for and built up during your lifetime will be disposed of in line with your Will after your death.
You would never dream of using a rogue builder to work on your house or leave it to fall into disrepair so why would you cut corners with everything that you own by not using a solicitor to create your Will? We often hear reasons why people don’t have a Will such as, “I’m tempting fate”,“I’m too young”and “I’ve got nothing to leave”.
In response to those reasons we would say that having a Will is sensible especially if you have a family. You’re never too young to have a Will and it is prudent to have something in place should anything happen to you.
You have something to leave in a Will as soon as you take out an insurance policy, own a car, house, pension or have savings in the bank. Creating a Will can make sure that your assets are protected and reassure you that they will be passed on to the people and charities you choose when you die.
How can our Wills and Wealth Planning team help you?
When creating a Will it is important to make sure that not only are all your assets included but that specialist advice is taken, where needed, to cover any inhertiance tax or individual circumstances such as the provision of care for children and seniors, or family businesses.
When creating your Will, you will meet with your dedicated solicitor who will advise you and draft your Will themselves, rather than pass it down to an unqualified person to deal with. We don’t just ask you what you want and write it down. Anybody (including you) could do that. We will take the time to look at your family and financial circumstances to find out what is important to you. Giving you the reassurance and confidence to know that every aspect of your life has been covered and will be reflected in your Will.
When it comes to the cost, we are open and transparent about our charges from our initial meeting to the drafting of your Will. We will also give you a choice as to how you wish to pay for your Will. To find out more about our prices, please read our Wills service provision and price list page;
Our specialist team have the internationally recognised Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) qualification and therefore have the technical knowledge and years of experience in this specific area of law to help you to find a bespoke solution to meet your individual needs. We are also member so the national organisation Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
For more information about our Wills and Wealth Planning service, please contact our specialist team via our contact form or call us on 0161 475 7676.
You can also view the typical process of making a Will in ourWills and Wealth Planning leaflet