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WHY YOU SHOULD MAKE A WILL

If you want to be sure your wishes will be met after you die, then a will is vital. Here are 6 reasons why it's important to make a will.
1. Reassurance+

A will is the only way to make sure your savings and possessions (your estate) go to the people and causes that you care about.

2. Avoiding disputes between relatives+

Disputes over wills can cause arguments among family members and may even need a solicitor to resolve them. Leaving a will should remove any doubt about who you want to leave your estate to.

Close relatives and dependants may still be able to make a claim on your estate, but a solicitor can advise you on how likely this is and the best way to prevent it.

3. Looking after your loved ones+

Although it’s hard for loved ones to talk about death, talking about your will can save everyone a lot of worry. Deciding who you want to leave your possessions to (your beneficiaries) can help you make sure they go to the people you intended.

4. Protecting your assets for future generations+

A will can ensure that assets are kept within the family and are passed on down the generations.

5. Saving on Inheritance Tax+

With a carefully-planned will, you can also cut the Inheritance Tax bill on your estate after your death.

For example, Inheritance Tax isn’t normally paid on anything you leave to a spouse or civil partner who has their permanent home in the UK. Inheritance Tax is only payable if your estate is worth more than a certain amount

6. Your funeral+

You can specify how and where you would like this to take place.

Uniquely in the area , through the support of the country’s leading children’s charity, Barnados we provide a free will writing service for the over 55’s. You will be seen by a lawyer who specializes in Will drafting and who can offer you advice on planning for your old age, all we ask ios that you consider leaving a legacy to Barnados in your will.

For the under 55’s where making a will is equally as important , to protect your children we offer competitive fixed price wills.

Please contact me by telephone by calling 01912 836 413 or via the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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