Thinking about a Will can be emotional and confusing. Let us take that burden from you. We’ll not only make sure that the legal and financial issues are sorted, but also discuss with you a broad range of options and provide you with specialist advice to ensure that, by the end of the process, you’ll feel you’ve done what’s best for your loved ones.
We know that you are unique and that requires a Will that is tailored and personalised to your needs.
It’s a question we often get asked. The answer every time is, “Yes, Yes and Yes!" Here's why!
You never know what’s round the corner. We deal with too many families who are shocked to learn that their loved one’s wealth will not be passing to them, or that they will have to share that wealth with people who their loved one had fallen out with. This stress and heartache could all have been avoided had that loved one made a Will.
A Will makes sure that your wealth goes to the people that are important to you.
Don’t be so sure! If you’re not married to your partner (or have not entered into a civil partnership), your partner will not get any of your assets in your sole name, regardless of how long you’ve lived with them.
Even if you’re married (or in a civil partnership), this alone will not guarantee that your loved one will get everything you leave. It is often the case that other family members will be entitled to a share of your assets. Your loved one may even have to sell their home to pay taxes or to pay off relatives.
If you’re someone whose partner's just died – whether they've left a Will or not – you could be entitled to make a claim for financial provision.
We understand that, for some, thinking about a Will may remind them of sad times or, even, bring them face to face with problems in their family that they think just cannot be resolved. This can often be the case where people have children from previous relationships. (See Protecting Your Assets page). In fact, the process of writing a Will can often dispel family tensions by provoking family discussions about the future. It’s a good opportunity for everyone to air their views about what their expectations are and how they want to be provided for.
We can discuss with you a broad range of options when preparing your will, which will help to balance the interests and needs of everyone that’s important to you.
When you sit down and consider what you’re worth, you’ll often find that it’s more than you thought, especially if you have insurance polices that will pay out on your death. And a Will isn’t just about allocating your wealth to others. A Will also nominates a person to sort everything out that you leave – a very important job when you consider that they will probably have to secure property, safeguard monies, pay off any debts, deal with taxes and make sure that they share out your monies as you’ve stated in your Will. If you don't have a Will, there will not be anyone with authority to do any of this. Someone will instead have to apply to Court, a process which is time-consuming, expensive and puts a lot of stress on your loved ones.
A Will is an important document for everyone.