Making a Will ensures that all your estate is shared according to your wishes. All of your belongings are your ‘estate’ including a house, savings, shares, investments, and jewellery.
Stanley House Solicitors prides itself on its professional Will writing service. We understand that all clients have different requirements depending on their personal circumstances and the value of their estates therefore we offer options to suit all needs. Whether you want a low cost fixed rate Will or you would like a more complex Will drafted by one of our professionals we have the right service for you.
In the United Kingdom, it is recommended that everyone who attains the age of 18 makes a Will, however it is even more important if you have children, you own a property or you have insurance policies. As without a Will, the person’s next of kin (spouse, civil partner or children) needs to apply for a grant of representation, this could prove to be a lengthy process of determining what should happen.
If you die without a valid Will, you do not have a say in what happens to your estate. Instead, the Rules of Intestate will apply and your assets will be divided in a pre-determined way, this may not be to people who you wished to benefit. It also may not be carried out in the most tax-efficient way.
Ultimately, the law then has the final say on who inherits the estate, including any belongings. Each year the Treasury takes approximately £60 million from people who died intestate simply because many of us choose to put it off. This money should have gone to family members and loved ones.
If you live with someone, even if you are married, are in a civil partnership or have step-children, they may not automatically inherit your estate. Therefore it is vital that you make a Will to protect your loved ones.
At Stanley House Solicitors, our legal professionals will draft your Last Will and Testament to ensure that it meets all of your needs; we can assist you with all of your concerns and address your queries to ensure that your assets go exactly where you wish them to go providing you complete piece of mind.
If you attempt to make your own Will without legal assistance, you may make mistakes or lack of clarity, this could mean that your Will is invalid therefore, it is important that you get a professionally trained solicitor to create your Will. This makes it easier for those you leave behind and ensures your wishes are valid and complied with.
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