Your will is your assurance that your assets and belongings will be taken care of by people you trust, and that your property, money and possessions pass to the people you want to inherit them.
At Greenways Law, we make it easy for you to prepare your will. We remove the legal jargon and replace it with clear explanations of how the process works.
Making a Will
A Will is a tool to set out what you would like to happen to your estate when you pass away. A common misconception people have is that if they don’t have a will everything will pass to their partner or that the family will be able to decide for themselves what happens. This is not true. If you do not make a Will, you are classed as intestate and the law will dictate who will benefit from your estate and this may include family members to whom you might not want to leave your money.
What does it cost to make a Will?
Our costs start from £150+VAT for a straightforward will, if your will is more complicated because you require a trust then the cost for this kind of will starts from £200 + VAT. We offer a free no obligation appointment to discuss your situation and let you know what it would cost if your situation was more complicated than the usual will.
Why make a Will?
If you make a Will you get to choose who you want to sort out your estate for you, your Executors and you also get to choose who benefits and to what amount. Making a Will gives you certainty and peace of mind that your family, friends or charities are provided for to the extent that you choose. A Will allows you to consider the following:-
- Appointing Guardians for children
- Setting out funeral wishes
- Make provision for an unmarried partner
- Leave gifts of specific items such as Jewellery, sums of money or gifts to charities
- Make provision for complex family structures either by making provision for children from a previous marriage or including step children from a new marriage.
- Consider any estate planning either because of Inheritance Tax Planning or future care fees.
- Make provision for someone with learning difficulties or a vulnerable adult by way of a trust to prevent the interruption of a care package and to ensure financial support in managing their inheritance
- You may wish to exclude a family member who you do not wish to inherit or who does not wish to inherit for tax or care fee purposes.
If you would like a free no obligation appointment to discuss your circumstances please contact Jane Flaherty on 01637 872361 (Newquay) 02038612000 (London) or email firstname.lastname@example.org in the first instance and an appointment will be made for you to discuss your situation.