Wills & Probate
Over 70% of the population do not have a current accurate Will. Don't be one of them - if you are, you risk dying intestate (i.e. without saying who should inherit your property) and leaving a very uncertain future for your family, friends and business partners.
Our specialist Wills solicitors strongly advise that you make a Will, review it regularly, particularly if your circumstances change and consider taking out a Lasting Power of Attorney. It costs less than you think - we offer value for money fixed fees for simple Wills.
Our Wills & Probate team understands how to protect you, your assets and your family. We can provide peace of mind by making sure that you have made sensible provision through a legally valid and carefully drafted Will and Lasting Power of Attorney.
We have been helping individual clients to manage their family affairs and advising them on all aspects of Wills, trusts and related matters for many years. Our clients come from all walks of life and each has the personal attention of one of our Wills & Probate team - someone who will give them expert advice, no matter how sensitive the problem may be.
Why do I need a Will?
If you do not make a Will:
- Your family could be involved in unnecessary costs and delay
- You will have no control over what happens to your property
- Disagreements may arise between how your property is split between your family
- You may not have made enough financial provision for your spouse
- Your family home may have to be sold to distribute the assets unless you make the position clear to the contrary
- There might be more tax to pay
- You could leave your business partners unprotected resulting in a forced business sale
- If you are co-habiting without having married then your partner will have no automatic right to any part of your estate
- Those you care for are provided for
- You decide who deals with your estate (known as the executor)
- You choose someone to look after your young children
- You minimise tax payable on your death
- You remember family and friends by leaving them particular gifts
- You avoid disputes over your property from first and second families
- You make proper provision for your co-habitee if you are unmarried
- You provide a smooth handover of your business