Associate Solicitor, Victoria Norman, explains why is Will is so important in her video below.

In addition, why not watch Sarah Inman's video, where she explains how she helps clients.

In a study by the Legal Services Board, one in four wills failed their official assessment - meaning they were either completely invalid or didn’t properly reflect what the person wanted to happen. Whether you’re creating a will for the first time, or updating an existing version, getting the right person to prepare your will is absolutely vital.

You may have complex financial planning requirements, or perhaps you simply want to ensure that your family is provided for

If you are a business owner, we would also strongly recommend you consider Succession Planning.  In other words, what would happen to your business if something should happen to you? How would it affect your co-directors, shareholders or employees? Whatever your requirements, you need to have complete peace of mind that your will is legally valid and that your wishes will be followed.  

You may also wish to consider Lasting Powers of Attorney to provide protection should an accident or ill health prevent you from making decisions in the future and visit our Estate Administration, Trusts and Barnardo's Will Scheme pages.

At QualitySolicitors Bradbury Roberts & Raby, based in Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, all our clients’ Wills are individually prepared by our Wills experts and Associate Solicitors, Victoria Norman and Sarah Inman. They are highly experienced in guiding customers on their options and providing friendly and sympathetic advice.  They can create a bespoke solution that is tailored to suit your individual needs.

Our Free Initial Assessment can provide you with an initial and basic assessment of your legal requirements, at no cost to you, which would last no more than 10 minutes and for Wills & Probate matters is dealt with over the phone. It's the perfect way to have a no obligation chat with a legal expert in complete confidence. Similarly, our Clear Price Guarantee means that we'll give you a full breakdown of costs in advance so there are no nasty surprises when you receive your bill. Call us today on 01724 854 000 – and start getting on with the rest of your life!

Wills Video in Scunthorpe - Victoria Norman explains

 

Tailor Your Will - it can include, but is not limited to, any of the issues below...

  • Set out any funeral wishes.
  • Choose who you’d like to appoint to make sure your will is followed.

  • You decide who gets what – leave personal possessions or money to family, friends or charity.

  • Giving a gift to someone just for their lifetime – such as your house.

  • The protection of gifts to ensure they go to your children of a previous relationship.

  • Issues concerning step-children or a second marriage.

  • Appoint a guardian to take responsibility for children under 18.
  • Decide at what age any children should benefit such as 18 or 21.

  • Provision for the on-going care for someone with a disability or who needs protection.

  • Reducing the risk of your property being used for the cost of care.

  • Reducing the risk of your will being challenged or a family dispute (perhaps with medical evidence or a statement).

  • Excluding someone who would otherwise expect to be included.

  • Dealing with complex business or asset structures.

  • Please note: If you have children, the family home may have to be sold rather than be left for your husband or wife or civil partner to live in. This can happen under the intestacy rules if your home is part of your estate and with other assets is worth more than £250,000 (after mortgage). They will only get £250,000 plus half of the balance and your children will receive the other half. This may force a sale of your home.
  • Detailed advice on using your will to minimise the inheritance tax payable.
  • Capital gains tax planning.
  • Structuring of your estate and its eventual distribution to maximise what is left to the people you choose – often saving thousands of pounds.

  • Tax issues relating to your business or agricultural property.

  •  Protecting property from passing outside your family due to divorce, remarriage or bankruptcy.

  • Free signing service at our offices to ensure your will is valid.

  • Free lifetime secure storage.

 

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA)

Having one or both types of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) will give you the reassurance that your wishes will be respected if you were unable to make decisions for yourself due to illness or accident. It can be as important as having a will.

You choose who to appoint (without an LPA the court will appoint an official to take over to make crucial decisions for you – your partner or family do not have this automatic right):

  • Property and financial affairs LPA: how your money is spent, running your bank accounts, investments and even selling your property.
  • Health and welfare LPA: where you live and who you see. Also what you eat and the medical treatment you receive.

 

Free Initial Assessment

  • Free Initial Assessment from your local QualitySolicitors when you’re thinking about making a will – we’ll give you expert help to work out what type of will is best for your circumstances.
  • Free will health check, if you already have a will – we offer to review it to make sure it covers your needs and requirements.
  • Receive a clear fixed price, with a guarantee of no hidden costs.