There are numerous reasons why people haven’t made a will but without one the following issues can arise:
- Who will look after my children? My parents? A sibling? Social Services?
- Who will administer (deal with) my estate once I’ve gone? Someone I don’t know or trust? Someone capable of doing so?
- Who will inherit my wealth? How much could the state take?
A will addresses all of the above.
It ensures that your children are looked after by people you choose and not someone unknown to you or them.
It guarantees that the people you want to inherit do inherit. Your spouse/partner, children and other rightful beneficiaries will receive what you wish and this can also be protected.
Regardless of what your future holds, breaks ups/ divorce and third-party claims, can all be planned for and—in some cases—unnecessary Inheritance Tax can be reduced and managed.
So whether you haven’t got a will, are reviewing an existing one or your circumstances have changed, you need advice. Without professional guidance, much of your hard-earned money might end up in the wrong hands or be lost completely.
Taking professional advice on the drafting of your will and updating/reviewing it regularly is the only way to make sure your wishes are adhered to.
Our process is that we will first get to know you (or reacquaint ourselves) either by video call, telephone or a face-to-face appointment in person. This means us understanding your wealth, family and who you want to inherit. We then provide you with all the information you need to make informed decisions before proceeding and parting with any money.
Everyone’s affairs can be quite different and so we will provide advice tailored to your wishes and circumstances. This could (and usually does) include supplementary documents or services too but never involves a hard sell. As above, we want you to make a decision from being in an informed position.
We are members of the Society of Will Writers and our director is an Affiliate Member of STEP; so you’re in safe hands. We also hold a professional £2.5m of indemnity insurance so are insured—as anyone should be—to undertake this kind of work.
No obligation advice and a promise
Our promise is to let you decide at your own pace and treat your family like we would our own