Making a Will
Making a Will is perhaps one of the most important decisions you can make, whether that’s making a Will for the first time or reviewing and updating a previous Will.
Why you should make a Will
A Will is a legal document setting out what you would like to happen to your assets after your death. Our ‘Why make a Will‘ guide highlights things to think about.
What happens if you don’t have a Will?
Dying without a Will, intestacy, means that the state decides who gets what and this is unlikely to be what you would choose to happen. As family arrangements become more diverse this can increase the risk of claims being made against your estate which leads to delay and increased cost.
We guide you through the process of making a Will advising on each step. We work with your other advisors, such as accountants and independent financial advisors, to ensure your new Will complements existing financial arrangements.
A member of our experienced team will advise you on the Will most appropriate to your personal circumstances to ensure that your new Will meets your wishes to preserve your wealth.
Call our Private Client enquiry line on +44 (0)1733 887665 and we will put you in touch with a lawyer who can help. Or call one of our Private Client partners below.
Our clients include individuals, married couples and civil partners – in both the UK and abroad – and we regularly advise clients who have their own businesses as well as farmers and landowners.
In order to reduce the emotional stress associated with having to deal with such matters following bereavement, and to ensure that your affairs are handled in the way you would have wished, we stress that early planning is essential. Accidents and unforeseen illness and death in themselves can be disastrous; even more so when there is no will in place.
Regardless of your age, status or the size of your estate, we will be happy to discuss the most appropriate options, from a simple will to highly detailed trusts, and help you and your family achieve peace of mind for the future.
To find out more about how our private client team can help you, please get in touch with our key contacts listed below.
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