Will Writing Solicitors
Research suggests that more than two-thirds of people in the UK don’t have a Will. Many people believe they are either too young to write a Will or that it’s too expensive or they don’t have enough money or property to make writing a Will worthwhile.
The truth is that dying without a Will can make what is already a difficult time a lot harder for your family. By writing a Will, you leave your loved ones clear instructions on your wishes, from who will receive specific items to the kind of funeral you would like. Wills can also be used for tax planning and to protect your assets for future generations and from being used to pay nursing home fees.
We can also help you to make changes to a Will, while giving you that peace of mind that your Will is safe, secure and kept up to date at all times. Find out more about our Wills Assured package.
Our solicitors have years of experience in writing Wills and the tax planning that is sometimes needed. All Wills are reviewed by one of our legal professionals, giving you reassurance that it is legally binding and accurate.
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Your Questions Answered
Many of our clients have similar concerns and questions making a Will. We’ve used our years of experience to answer many of the common queries.
The Will Writing Process
If you've never made a Will before and you're not sure what's involved, follow our simple step-by-step guide.
Our Wills Assured package offers the peace of mind of knowing that your wishes will be carried out effectively and professionally when you're no longer around.
Make A Will Online
Write your Will online for just £145 for a single Will or £195 for “mirror Wills” if you and your partner have very similar wishes.
Make A Will By Post
Complete your Will by post at your leisure. £175 for a single will or £260 for “mirror Wills” if you and your partner have very similar wishes.
Make An Appointment
For reassurance or more complex advice, meet with one of our experts to discuss your Will. We will assess your needs and be upfront about costs. “Mirror Wills” are an option if you and your partner have very similar wishes.
Why You Should Make A Will
There are certain events in our lives that often cause people to start thinking about their future and writing a Will. These include getting married, having a child, separating from your partner or being diagnosed with a serious illness.
There are many good reasons why you should make a Will, including:
- You can make sure that your loved ones receive all of the money or property you want them to receive.
- You may be able to reduce the amount of inheritance tax paid.
- You can appoint a guardian to care for your children if they were orphaned.
- You can give particular items or keepsakes of sentimental or financial value to named people.
- You can donate money to charity.
- You can make sure that your children inherit from you even if your surviving spouse re-marries.
- You can provide for a disabled person in a way that will not affect their benefits and will not put them at risk of being taken advantage of by dishonest people.
- If you are living with someone but are not married, you can make sure they are able to stay in your house if you died and receive whatever inheritance you want them to have.
In this video, Gillian Coverley from our Wills team talks about why it's important to write a Will and make plans for the future.
What Happens If You Don’t Have A Will
If you die without a Will, your estate will be dealt with under the rules of intestacy. Depending on the value of your estate, this could mean your partner suffers financially and doesn’t receive everything even though they are your next of kin.
It’s particularly important to make a Will if you are living with your partner but you are not married. There is no such thing as a “common law wife/husband”, so your estate could go to another family member and your partner could be forced out of their home.
You should also ensure that you make a Will if you have children as you can plan for the child’s future and nominate a guardian to care for them.
IM Freedom Legal
IM Freedom Legal offers a range of legal services – including Wills – with certainty of pricing to save you time and keep costs to a minimum.
The products are delivered by specialists in their field and there are no hidden costs. Our aim is to help you understand and access the services you need, and budget accordingly.
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