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Making a Will is something that many of us put off for as long as possible. We may not want to think about a time when we are no longer around or we’re just too busy with our daily lives to get our personal and legal affairs in order.
However, if you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident, harmed due to medical negligence or has been diagnosed with a serious work-related illness, such as an asbestos-related disease, it’s a good idea to put plans into place to ensure your paperwork is up-to-date and organised.
A properly drafted Will gives you complete peace of mind knowing that those you love are protected in the event of your death and avoids any unnecessary difficulties for those you leave behind.
Our specialist Wills, trusts and estate planning team will ensure that when you die, your final wishes will be respected and are carried out in a way that is as tax efficient as possible.
We can help you:
- Minimise the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of property or financial assets you leave behind
- Appoint legal guardians for your children if they are minors
- Make provisions for any children you have from previous relationships to ensure they receive a share of your estate
- Name trusted people as executors to sort out your affairs when you die
- Ensure that gifts of personal items are given to the right people
- Set up Trusts
- Leave donations to charities close to your heart
It is important to make a Will whatever your situation, because if you die without a Will, the law will divide your estate according to what is known as the rules of ‘intestacy’. These rules are very strict and may mean that the people you would want to benefit from any inheritance, might not get anything.
Our expert team takes a friendly, proactive approach and our Wills advice and preparation service is easy to use and tailored to your needs.
In addition to helping you make a Will and storing it for you, we can also help you make a Lasting Power of Attorney to give someone close to you the authority to make important decisions on your behalf should you lose mental capacity in the future. Click here to read more about Lasting Power of Attorney.
We can also act as executors for you or a family member’s Will to ensure the estate is administered properly and all your financial matters are in good working order. In addition, we have years of experience acting as professional trustees to help manage funds held in trust and manage the expectations of beneficiaries.
No matter how complex your situation – from large serious personal injury compensation funds to property overseas – our expert Wills, trusts and estate planning team is dedicated to carrying out your final wishes.
We can advise on the best way to achieve your goals in the most tax efficient way, tailoring your Will to take account of your own personal circumstances and family situation.
Click here to download our information sheet on making a Will.
To find out more about our Wills advice and preparation services or to make an appointment to see us, call Freephone 0800 884 0777 or complete our form.