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Will Writing Service: What you need to know about Wills

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What is a will?

A will is much more than just a document. It is the reassurance that after you pass away your family and those you care about will be catered for. A will sets forth your wishes regarding the distribution of your property and the care of any minor children. If you die without a will, those wishes may not be followed. Dying intestate may have tax consequences, a properly prepared will can minimize tax liability. Our will writing service can ensure that your wishes are carried out at a fixed fee.

To find out more about what happens if you die intestate see our Wills page

Will Writing Services – Free Will Review

We are currently offering free will reviews. This is an opportunity to sit down with an experienced will writer who will talk you through the process. We only charge a fee when you instruct us to begin writing your will. Therefore, there is no harm in obtaining free advice from us at the beginning. We can even visit you at home if that is more suitable for you. Our team have extensive experience and are happy to assist you. If you decide you would like us to draft your will, we will ensure that your estate is shared in the manner you wish.

Will Writing and Estate Planning What we can help with?

As part of our will writing services, we also help with estate planning. Here are some examples of what we can help with:

  1. If a child has a disability and it would not be helpful for them to inherit outright
  2. If an adult child has an impending divorce or bankruptcy and it would not be appropriate for them to inherit in the near future
  3. If a client intends to marry but wants to protect their assets for their own children from a previous relationship
  4. If a client wants to provide for their partner with whom they are cohabiting but does not want them to inherit outright
  5. If a client wants to protect their assets and inheritance from the risk of care home fees
  6. If a client wants to reduce Inheritance Tax risks
  7. If a client wants their business to continue trading after their death and make provision for their business

Will Writing – Make an appointment today call 01228 739 907 or use the form below

Did you know?

It is likely unless there is a clause within your will stating otherwise, that your will may be ineffective or partially in force in these situations:

  • When you get married
  • If you are later divorced
  • After the creation of a later will or codicil
  • Damage to your will so that it is illegible

This is why we suggest that you have your will regularly be reviewed and amended if necessary. We can tailor your will to suit your specific needs now and in the future. It is surprising how many people, even celebrities, forget to leave a will. Sadly, this leads to complex disputes regarding their estates. Our will writing ensures there are no doubts.

Cohabiting and not having a Will.

This Morning covered the risks of cohabiting and not having a will in place.

see the video below.

Celebrities who died without a will

Well known musician Prince, sadly died in 2016, leaving behind a huge estate (estimated at $300 million) and no will. Since his death, the courts are still sorting out his estate. There are so many other celebrities who died without a will, from Amy Winehouse to Kurt Cobain to Bob Marley. Family members of Marley were still filing suits against each other 30 years after his death. Our will writing service ensures executors have clear instructions on how your estate will be distributed. We will also investigate tax implications when drafting your will.

Don’t leave it too late. Speak to a member of our will writing team today.

01228 739 907

Visit our Wills, Estates and Probate page

Will Writing services – Home Visits

We can also offer home visits in the surrounding areas of our offices. We cover Blackpool, Cumbria, Including; Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal, Workington and Whitehaven Central Lancs, Northeast and Yorkshire. If you would like to book a home visit please use the form below or call us on 01228 739 907

Will Writing Service – Book a Home Visit

On another note…

Statistics show that one person develops dementia every three minutes in the UK, and relatives without a Lasting Power of Attorney would not be unable to walk into a bank to access that person’s money, even if it is for their care. See our article on LPA’s here

You can also see our article on contesting a will here.