Wills & estate planning
What happens if I die without making a Will? Will my family be taken care of? Surely my wife will get everything? Who will look after my children? Where will they live? Can my money be used to support them? Who looks after that money?
If you die without making a Will your assets become subject to “the laws of intestacy”, harsh and inflexible rules that take no account of your wishes, the needs of individuals or the obvious rights and wrongs of a family situation. Your relatives will have to both cope with your death and with the uncertainties and injustices of seeing your assets sent where you would not want them to go and decisions being made for you by others. A bad situation is made very much worse, and very often the family is left having to pay Inheritance Tax that could have been avoided with some simple planning.
A simple Will avoids these issues. It is not difficult to make a Will, but it does have to be done properly, to avoid costly arguments after your death about what you intended.
Instructions for Wills are taken by experienced lawyers who know exactly what questions to ask. They will advise you how best to achieve your intentions without undue complexity or uncertainty.
We usually give you a fixed price for a Will, once we have seen you and assessed the complexity of the job. If you have already made a Will you should review it every few years, as your family circumstances change. We are happy to help you to do this.
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