We cannot stress the importance of Will writing enough. Many people will put off Will writing thinking it is not something that needs to be done until old age. Sadly this is not always the case. Having a Will in place ensures that even if in the most tragic of circumstances, your loved ones are cared for and looked after.
A survey of more than 2,000 people by Royal London in 2017 revealed three in five adults have not written a Will. The shortfall is even more pronounced amount co-habiting couples, with three-quarters admitting they do not have a Will.
The possessions you cherish and wealth you have built up by working so hard over the years should be left to those people you love the most; those who have made the biggest difference in your life.
Without a Will, you are leaving such an important decision to chance. Our specialist, friendly solicitors provide a Will writing service which ensures your exact wishes become a reality.
Without a Will in place, you risk:
There are many people who now offer Will writing services even though they are not qualified legal advisors. Use a solicitor to prepare your Will instead and make sure it is legally binding. The cost is often similar, but the peace of mind will be priceless. Don’t leave anything to chance!
When someone dies, in order to deal with their Estate (e.g., obtain access to their Bank Accounts, sell assets such as their house, cash in life assurance polices, sell shares and distribute their estate to those who are entitled), someone will need to go through the process of obtaining a “Grant of Representation” or as it is commonly known “Probate”. This can be a difficult and time consuming process if handled incorrectly especially given the declarations that have to be given to the Probate Court and the HM Revenue & Customs and the penalties if those declarations are wrong. Whether or not Tax has to be paid, certain detailed and complicated Tax forms have to be completed as well as the main application to the Probate Registry.
There can be so many questions such as:
We can help you with these questions and guide you through what is often the maze of applying for Probate and dealing with an Estate and its Administration.
We are here to help you.
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"Thank you very much for the work carried out in respect of the Estate. I would recommend JMD Law to others seeking legal assistance."
Mrs Symmonds, January 2016