Making a Will

 

Making a will and getting it right is essential to ensure there are no
disputes further down the road that could lead to disputes or legal issues.

What is a will?

A will is a legal document that leaves clear instructions for the people who will inherit your estate after you die. 

It details how you want your money and possessions to be distributed, funeral arrangements, and for parents, vital considerations such as who should raise your children.

Sometimes referred to as the ‘last will and testament’, wills are legally-binding documents that need to be properly prepared. Errors in a will can invalidate them, which can have serious implications for the people you leave behind. Having professional help when writing a will significantly reduce the risk of mistakes.

As many as 60 per cent British citizens don’t have wills. Dying without one means your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy, and some of the people you wanted to inherit your possessions may lose as a result.

As many as 60% of British
Citizens do not have wills. In this day and age that is shocking.

Interested in making a will or seeking advice?

 

If you are interested in making a will or have unanswered questions or would like some friendly advice – why not contact the making-a-will.co.uk team to see how we could help. We can provide impartial advice, guidance as well as quotations for personalised will writing.

Using a Will Writing Service

Whether you opt for an online will writing service or a DIY will approach, the need to seek advice will depend
on the will and complexities within. 

With so much at stake, using an off the shelf packagemight not suit everyone.

If for example a will is not clear on beneficiaries or assets it could lead to complications at a late date. This in turn could lead to further requirements for legal intervention. The last thing anyone wants to deal with after the passing
of a loved one is costly litigation to resolve a dispute.

Interested in making a will or seeking advice?

 

If you are interested in making a will or would like some friendly advice, contact the making-a-will.co.uk team to see how we could help. We can provide impartial advice, guidance as well as quotations for personalised will writing.

 

 

The Benefits of a Solicitor over Online Will Writing Services?

 

Using a will writing service provided by a solicitor will give peace of mind and security for the future. Something that might save a few pounds now could cost much more in the future.

The key benefit is regulation. Solicitor level services are regulated, meaning there is protection for you in the event anything goes wrong.

Wills can be drafted / reviewed / written to legally qualified standards.

Your will can also be stored safely, meaning that there will always be a copy available for any eventuality.

 

True Peace of Mind for What Truly Matters

 

Using an online will writing service that is not solicitor backed means you may not be protected if things go wrong. Using our service, you can benefit from the fact that we are a part of the federation of will writers and a legally regulated solicitor’s firm.

 

 

Writing a will – what your will should include

 

Your will can include almost any instruction however, there are key requirements for a will including:

Your will should set out who you want to benefit (beneficiaries)

Your will should highlight any allocation of responsibility for minors (children under 18)

Your will should state who your executor will be (who will deal with your estate after passing)

You will should clarify who is the next beneficiary if a beneficiary dies before you

 

When you should seek legal advice

Legal advice can be sought at any time prior or during the creation / review of the will. It is recommended by the UK Government to seek advice when you share a property with a partner who you are NOT married to, when you want to leave behind money for a dependent, when you have family members who might want to make a claim on your will or if you have assets outside of the UK.

Wills can also be used to set out what happens in relation to executors, your business and other interests you may have from investments to stocks.

 

It is advisable to seek legal advice for the formation and approval/storage of a will to ensure it is water tight and to help minimise any chances of complications after your passing.

There are also other matters for consideration such as inheritance tax planning, gifting, schemes and more.

Making-a-will.co.uk are backed by our solicitor firm (Leslie Franks) and are regulated by the solicitor regulation authority. 

We provide complete peace of mind as well as legal advice.

 

Interested in making a will or seeking advice?

 

If you are interested in making a will or would like some friendly advice, why not contact the making-a-will.co.uk team to see how we could help. We can provide impartial advice, guidance as well as quotations for personalised will writing.

Keeping your will safe & giving you peace of mind

Having a will drafted and independently verified by the New Leaf Will Writers Federation is one way to gain peace of mind. Another is for the New Leaf Will Writers to store a copy of your will securely for safe keeping, giving you an additional layer of protection.

How We Can Help

Some of the key things we can help with include

Full Will Writing

From start to finish we can provide full will writing services to create and draft a will to meet your needs.

Executors & Trustees

We can advise you on appointing an executor, trustee as well as the process that follows after passing.

Guardians

Should anything happen to you, a guardian can be appointed to take care of your dependents under the age of 18.

Inheritance Tax Planning

Sound guidance on the distribution of assets, IHT and future tax planning to reduce liability where possible.

Will Amendments

Changed your mind? Change of circumstances? We can assist with all will amendment enquiries.

Will Storage

Wlls can be stored with NEW LEAF for just £7, the storage location is a fully secured facility monitored by CCTV 24 hours a day.

Making A Will

Let’s get started. If you haven’t got a will, or, maybe you have a will that you are unsure of, get in contact with us today. We offer a personalised, friendly will writing service as well as will reviews backed by the New Leaf Will Writers Federation.

We offer our clients peace of mind.

So you can get on with what truly matters.

 

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19 Greenwood Place,
London
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0800 488 0682

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