Your will allows you to decide exactly what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. It can ensure you don’t pay more inheritance tax than you need to and that your loved ones are taken care of exactly as you would wish.
If you die without a will, the law ultimately will decide how your assets are distributed. If you’re unmarried and have lived with a partner for a number of years, the law may not automatically recognise them. Perhaps you have children or dependents that may not be able to care for themselves? Without a will in place there will be uncertainty as to who will provide for and look after them when you die. Not having a will could leave your dependents deprived at a time they are most vulnerable.
Do you need a will?
The answer is yes, especially if any of the below apply to you.
- Do you want to choose exactly how your assets are distributed?
- If you’re not married your partner will not inherit your estate automatically. Do you want to ensure this is not the case?
- Have you recently bought a new home?
- Are you recently married, widowed, divorced or separated?
- Have you recently started a family?
- Do you want to provide for your children, grandchildren or named guardians in the event of your death?
- Do you wish to choose a trusted executor to sort everything out after you are gone?
- Would you like to save inheritance tax?
- Do you wish to leave money to charity?
- Would you want to avoid family argument?
- Do you wish to save hassle, costs and have peace of mind?
GA Solicitors offers a fixed-price will writing service and our qualified team of experts will ensure you leave behind the legacy you wish. Call them today on 01752 203500 or email enquiries@GAsolicitors.com to put your affairs in order.
Many members of our wills, trusts and probate team are members of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and Solicitors for the Elderly. The team is also ranked in globally recognised legal directories, The Legal 500 and Chambers High Net Worth.