Single and Mirror Wills
Ensure that your hard-earned wealth is distributed on your death in accordance with your wishes.
Whatever the future may hold, it is important to ensure that children and/or other chosen beneficiaries will inherit the wealth you have worked so hard to create. But without professional guidance, much of your money might end up in the wrong hands or be lost completely!
If you die intestate (without having made a Will) the State decides what happens to your wealth. This may well leave your loved ones in a costly, uncertain and stressful position at the worst possible time.
Planning the ultimate distribution of your estate, protecting your assets by making a Will and when relevant, setting up a trust are some of the most important things that you will ever do. By preserving your wealth and putting your affairs in order you will make a significant difference for those people who matter to you the most.
There are many threats to personal wealth and the family home. Complicated or broken family relationships can create the biggest challenge; dealing now with the ultimate difficulties could only make the outcome worse. By addressing them now we put ourselves in control of how our wealth is ultimately distributed and give ourselves the peace of mind which comes with knowing that we have done our best for those we care for most.
Guardianship for Children
Making a Will is the only way to nominate Guardians for your children if you should die before they reach the age of 18 – otherwise the Courts would have the final say. If you are an unmarried father you will not automatically become the Guardian of your natural children on the death of their mother, so you will either need to be named as their Guardian in their mother’s Will, or apply for Parental Responsibility at a local County Court.
Will for Life Scheme
Future updates and changes
Our estate planning services are arranged for you for a fixed price and therefore no further costs other than OPG* and LR** fees are involved. If however at a later date you wish to amend your Will or any other document this is arranged for a small charge to issue the documentation. Any further cost involved will always be confirmed before we commence work. Our usual cost to re-draft and print your Will is from only £25.
This cost may also apply if you damage, mislay or wish to amend any of your documents once they have been engrossed and issued to you.
* fee to register Lasting Power of Attorney
* fee to register Settlement
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