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Making a Will is an easy and cost-effective way of ensuring that your loved ones are taken care of long into the future.
A legally binding Will makes sure that your money, possessions and property end up with the people you want to benefit. If you don’t make a Will, then the law says who will inherit your estate, and it may not necessarily be the people you would expect:
For example, if you live with your partner but you are not married, they won’t automatically inherit anything from you and they might have to go to Court to ask for a share of your estate.
Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other people who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family. In particular, if one of your beneficiaries has a disability or is vulnerable it is vital to take specialist advice to ensure that they don’t lose the right to claim means tested benefits or statutory services as a result of their inheritance.
Why should you use us?
We are specialists in writing Wills, and our dedicated team has over 40 years’ combined experience. We also have considerable experience of administering estates and running trusts and this means that we draft Wills based on ‘real-life’ understanding of how they operate in practice. Our expertise as professional attorneys and deputies mean that we keep abreast of developments in health and social care law, benefits, tax and the other complex issues that affect people with disabilities and their families.
As you would expect, the team are all qualified lawyers and we boast full members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, the Law Society Private Client Section and Solicitors for the Elderly.
Our work is regulated by the SRA and we carry comprehensive indemnity cover. Most importantly however we believe in making the process of writing your Will both easy and cost-effective:
We will agree a fixed fee for our work and are proud to take part in the Cerebra scheme which entitles Cerebra voucher holders to a substantial discount on the cost of preparing a suitable Will or Trust for a disabled child.
Included in our costs is secure storage of your Will and we are happy to discuss acting as professional executors and trustees if required.