How many times have you sat at home and said to yourself I really must make a Will? Making a Will is the only certain way to ensure that your spouse, partner and/or children inherit what you want. If you die without having made a Will, the intestacy rules apply. In some cases this may lead to your spouse having to share your estate with relatives e.g. brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles.
Further, at present the intestacy rules do not recognise unmarried couples. If you live with your partner and you die without having made a Will, your partner will not automatically inherit any of your estate. The estate will pass to your surviving family i.e. children, parents, brothers and sisters.
It is therefore important you make a Will so you decide to whom you want to leave your estate to. The Will can include details about burial, cremation, leaving property, money to loved ones, jewellery and chattels.
Very importantly you can state whom you would want to care for your children under the age of eighteen years if your partner/spouse and you pass away. This is important as without such a provision your wishes and feelings may not be known.
Here at Advantage Solicitors we can help. All it takes is one meeting for us to take your instructions about what you want to put in your Will, us drafting it, sending it to you to approve and then signing it.
It really does not take very long and it is probably cheaper than you think. A qualified Solicitor will draft your Will for £150 plus VAT and if there are two of you e.g. husband and wife the cost is £250 plus VAT. These are fixed fees, you pay one price and that’s it.
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