But if you die without making a will, the intestacy rules apply in an arbitrary manner. The only certain way to ensure that your spouse, partner or relative inherits what you intend is by making a will.
A will is a document that allows you to pass on your possessions to benefit others, giving you control over what happens to your money, possessions and property after you die.
At present, the intestacy rules do not recognise co-habitees who are unmarried and not in a civil partnership. If you live with your partner and have children with your partner, or from a previous relationship, and die without making a will, your partner will not automatically inherit any of your estate, it would instead go to your children. Both your partner and your children will have to get different legal representation in order to fight for a share in the estate.We are committed to excellence. We understand that lawyers exist mainly for life's less pleasant moments, and we care about giving you an efficient and effective service that will not add to the stress.
You can have the power to decide where your assets go after your death. However, if you die without a valid will, statutory rules will apply that may see your assets pass to people you did not intend for. Almost all wills are straightforward and inexpensive to prepare. But, if you do not use a reputable and qualified practitioner, you can have unintended consequences as a badly drafted will may lead to difficulties for your loved ones after you pass away.
We offer free initial assessment so you can have an initial chat with no obligation and a promise of no hidden costs. We offer flexible solutions depending on your specific case, for instance, the inclusion of a trust within the will, which you can find out more in our trusts section.
You will be impressed by our expertise and all of our helpful friendly people. We make a point of seeing that our lawyers keep up to date with changes in the law, and that all of our staff get the training they need to give you the service you deserve.
Many wills are straightforward and simple to prepare. However, others are more complex and subject to unique personal circumstances that will need to be taken into account. These circumstances include: second marriages, children from previous relationships, health care and disability needs of surviving family members, or overseas connections such as spouses from different jurisdictions and the ownership of holiday homes abroad.
At Amphlett Lissimore, our lawyers have in-depth knowledge in all areas of civil law and can help you find a suitable will for you and your family. Our friendly solicitors will put you at ease, explaining everything clearly with no legal jargon.
Whether you have any other queries about our services, please contact our lifetime planning team on 0208 771 5254.