Research suggests that more than two-thirds of people in the UK don't have a Will. Many people believe they are either too young to write a Will or that it's too expensive or they don't have enough money or property to make writing a Will worthwhile.
The truth is that dying without a Will can make what is already a difficult time a lot harder for your family. By writing a Will, you leave your loved ones clear instructions on your wishes, from who will receive specific items to the kind of funeral you would like. Wills can also be used for tax planning and to protect your assets for future generations and from being used to pay nursing home fees.
We can also help you to make changes to a Will, while giving you that peace of mind that your Will is safe, secure and kept up to date at all times.
Our solicitors have years of experience in writing Wills. All Wills are reviewed by one of our legal professionals, giving you reassurance that it is legally binding and accurate.
If you don't have a Will when you die, the law will decide how your estate is distributed. This is known as dying "intestate". Dying without a Will means you have no control over who inherits from you. Someone could receive a part or the whole of your estate who you would not wish to benefit. Your loved ones may also find it more time consuming and costly to deal with your estate. A Will is the only way of making your wishes known when you die.
There is no upper age limit for making a Will.
To make a Will you must be over the minimum age limit and have "testamentary capacity" - often referred to as "of sound mind". Simply put, this means you understand that you are making a Will and the effect that this may have on those who are dependent on you. It also means you must understand the extent of your assets and what you are leaving behind.