The importance of making a will is often overlooked. Only by making a will can you be sure that your money and your property passes on your death to the person who you want it receive it. Clear instruction in your Will may prevent family disagreement and may save tax. I can prepare your Will and advise on other matters which affect you and your family including administration of trust, family arrangements, powers of attorney, inheritance tax planning, insurance, caring for the elderly, sheltered and rest home accommodation and applications for grants of representation following a death in the family.
Why Make A Will?
In the absence of a Will the Law decides how much of your property goes to relatives.If you have no family the Government is the beneficiary. Making a will is a thoughtful way to care for you family and friends. The process is uncomplicated and inexpensive, yet insures that your possessions are disposed of as you would wish.
Questions & Answers
"We don't really have much"
All the more reason to make sure your possessions and assets are properly directed to those you love.
"I'm still to young to think about a Will"
No matter what age you are, making a Will brings a sense of security. And, you can change your Will at any time.
"But all our family know what our wishes are"
Unfortunately this does not constitute a legal agreement and the only way to ensure that your property goes as you would wish is by making a Will.
"How much will it cost?"
The majority of Wills are straight forward and the cost involved is relativly small. In addition a Will means that any taxes payable on your death will be kept to a minimum. Ask us for a quotation and we are sure you will find it costs less than you thought.
What Do You Need To Do?
We suggest that you make an appointment to see us now though it will be helpful for both you and ourselves for you to make a list of assests and there appropriate value, so we can advise you fully and to your advantage. Some examples of assets are:-
- Family Home
- Other Land or Property
- Stocks and Shares
- Bank Accounts
- Building Society Accounts
- National Savings
- Post Office Accounts
- Insurance Policies
- Furniture, antiques etc.
- Other personal items
- Value of your Business