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We always take time to fully understand your circumstances, wishes, and priorities to ensure that your Will achieves what you wish to happen to your money, possessions, and property when you die.
In this way, your Will provides peace of mind. If you do not leave a Will, the law decides what should happen – and this might not be in line with your wishes.
A well-drafted Will can also help to relieve your loved ones of much of the administrative burden and the need to make difficult decisions.
You can achieve a lot with your Will. It can:
- say how and to whom your assets are distributed;
- make specific gifts to people and charities;
- appoint guardians for your children;
- state who is entitled to act as your executors;
- speed up the process for administering your estate and therefore save legal costs;
- minimise the amount of Inheritance Tax payable;
- disinherit people who might otherwise be entitled to a share of your assets if you die without making a Will;
- reduce the prospect of legal challenges;
- set out your wishes for your funeral, which families often find very helpful when making the necessary arrangements.
“Sarah responded very quickly to my enquiry and my new Will was drafted, signed and witnessed within days. Very happy with the service.” R.R, October 2020
Updating your Will
If you already have a Will, does it still reflect your wishes? If there are just small changes you wish to make, instead of writing a whole new Will, you may be able to use a document called a codicil.
Periodically reviewing your Will also means we can assess whether any subsequent changes in the law have affected your plans.