It has never been more important to look at putting your affairs in order, and that includes preparing a Will.
How can Askews Legal help me?
We can assist you by selecting the type of Will most appropriate for your needs. This can range from simple Wills to more complex Wills, that may contain Trusts, providing powers to continue to run your business, make charitable gifts, protect the interests of an unmarried partner and afford parents of minors the opportunity to appoint guardians.
Why prepare a Will?
Preparing a Will enables you to decide how your assets are to be shared and who is in control of matters when you die. The Will if drawn up professionally will be valid, therefore offering you reassurance and peace of mind.
If a Will is not prepared then, your estate will be governed by a set of standard laws, known as the Intestacy Rules. These may not include your intended beneficiaries, including co-habiting partners who do not automatically inherit, like spouses and civil partners.
There are also limitations as to what spouses and civil partners can inherit under Intestacy Rules, if you have more than £270,000 and children.
There are so many pitfalls to not having a Will, so why make matters more arduous for your loved ones, when preparing a Will is so easy.
It could not be simpler to prepare a Will, an appointment will be arranged for you to discuss your requirements with your solicitor. For the appointment it would helpful if you bring along details of your assets and their value, the figures do not need to be exact, simply a general idea. We will also need details of your Executors and beneficiaries.
After the appointment, the Will shall be drafted and sent out to you for approval. Once approved you would have a further appointment with the solicitor to go through the Will, with the witnesses provided. Alternatively, the Will can be sent out to you for signing with full instructions as to how to execute the same correctly.
Unlike many other commercial firms we do not charge for storing Wills.