- Will Writing
- Amending your Will
- Powers of Attorney
- Probate and Administration of Estates
- Contested Wills
Wills and Probate
More than half of UK adults have yet to make a Will, according to a poll by charity Barnado’s. The proportion rises to 74% of cohabiting couples.
If you don’t make a Will, your estate will be divided according to the laws of intestacy i.e. rules laid down by Parliament. Under the intestacy rules, for example, and contrary to popular belief, spouses may not inherit the other’s estate and cohabitees have no rights of inheritance whatsoever – the “common law spouse” is a myth.
By making a Will you can:
- ensure that your estate passes to your chosen beneficiaries
- chose your executors and trustees
- chose guardians for your children
- set up trusts for children or those with a disability
- mitigate your liability to Inheritance Tax and residential care fees
Don’t risk the financial security of your loved ones by attempting to write your Will yourself or by instructing one of the many unqualified will writing companies which advertise in the press. Instruct the professionals. We charge only £175 plus VAT for a single Will (£225 plus VAT for mirror Wills for couples) which includes secure storage of the original.
We offer a full range of private client services, many on a fixed fee basis.