A Will is a legal document in which you state what you would like to happen to your property, money and possessions.
Most people know what a Will is and how important it is to make one. Most people agree that they need one but not everyone knows why they should make one without delay.
Many assume, quite wrongly, that all their property will automatically pass to their spouse or partner.
If you haven't made a Will yet then on your death you will have died intestate. This can be as painful as it sounds for your loved ones who may suffer financial hardship and distress at a time when they least need it, whilst your affairs are sorted out.
If you do make a Will then the legal process in dealing with your affairs will be easier (and therefore less expensive), and much less painful at a time when your loved ones will need all the help that they can get.
If you haven't made a Will yet then you will have no control over who will inherit what you own. If you die without a Will who inherits what depends on which of your relatives is alive at the time of your death and how large your estate is. Spouses may not receive everything and charities, friends and unmarried partners will receive nothing.
If you do make a Will then you can name the beneficiaries (including charities and friends if you so wish) and you will know with certainty who will inherit from your efforts.
If you haven't made a Will yet and you are a parent of young children then you will have no control over who looks after them should anything happen to you. In such circumstances, the courts will appoint someone on your behalf - someone that you may not have chosen.
If you do make a Will then you can appoint guardians of your choice who will look after your children until they reach the age of eighteen.
If you haven't made a Will yet then your family may have to employ professionals to sort out the mess that you leave behind. Their charges could mean that they become significant beneficiaries of your estate.
If you do make a Will your family will have clear directions on how to deal with your affairs and may not need to employ (and pay) professionals.
Making a Will is not painful or life-threatening. It does not require you to list all your possessions. It is never too early, but all too often left too late.
Local Service - Discuss your personal wishes in the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Peace of Mind - Put an end to the uncertainty. Give your family and loved ones the security that they both need and deserve, safe in the knowledge that you have written a legally valid Will.
A Professional Service - Take advantage of a Company that specialises in writing Wills for people just like you.
Value of Money - There is a fixed fee for the writing of your Will (quoted to you in advance) with no hidden costs and we don't ask for any money until we have completed your Will. Our fees start at just £125.00 for a single person's standard Will or £200 for a couple's pair of standard Wills. Please contact us for a full price list.
Real People - We understand how difficult the thought of making a Will can be so we offer friendly guidance and advice delivered in plain English. We give you as much time and attention as you require to make the whole process simple, straightforward and painless.
(Fees quoted are valid from the 1st January 2020 to 31 December 2020)