Professional Will Writing Service
A will is one of the most important legal documents you will ever produce, and is the only way to ensure that your wishes are carried out and your estate is divided in the way that you choose.
Will writing is about
- protecting your assets
- protecting your children
- protecting your property
- protecting everything that is important to you
What happens if you do not make a will
If you were to die without having a valid will in place, you are almost gambling that your final wishes are going to the correct place.
In this situation, your estate will be distributed under the rules of intestacy. The rules of intestacy are a predefined set of rules that govern how your estate will be shared out.
For example, you could be in a relationship but you are not married or in a civil partnership. If your partner were to pass away, you can’t inherit under the rules of intestacy.
Any children of the person who passed away would inherit the estate.
If there are no surviving relatives who can inherit under the rules of intestacy, the estate passes to the Crown.
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The will writing process
When you have decided who the executor of your will is going to be and how you would like your estate to be distributed, it is time to start the will writing process.
We will send you a questionnaire in advance of your appointment with us. It will contain some key questions to consider. For example, any pensions you may have, the balance of your mortgage (if applicable) and any particular wishes that you would like to include in your will.
During our appointment, which will generally last for approximately one hour, we will discuss this questionnaire with you and answer any questions you may have. We will then complete the form with you, ensuring that we are capturing your wishes exactly as you would like them to be.
After this appointment, we will take away all the documentation and, normally within 14 days, we will send you a draft will. You can then review this draft and make sure there are no anomalies. You can also include anything that you may have thought of following our initial appointment.
When you have confirmed your will, we will send you all the documentation via email. Your will can then be printed out and signed by you.
We can store your completed will securely, if you would like us to. Contact us for more details.
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