A will is a legal document that states how you would like your assets to be distributed after you die. If you don’t have a will then your estate will be distributed in accordance with the rules of intestacy. If no beneficiaries can be found then your estate will belong to the Crown.
You may not think that you have enough money to leave in a will, but changes to pension legislation and increasing house prices can mean you have more to leave than you think. Some people use a will as a confirmation that they want particular assets, such as cars or jewellery, to belong to specific people.
Type of will and execution
Your will can be as simple or as complicated as you like. However, the execution (the way the will is signed and witnessed) is extremely important and can result in a will being invalid.
Wills for couples – Our will solicitors can discuss whether a matching, mirror or mutual will is most appropriate for your family circumstances.
Recently separated – We can advise on how to change your will, and put you in touch with our family department for further advice.
Deeds of variation – A Deed of Variation can also be referred to as an Instrument of Variation, a Family Arrangement, a Deed of Surrender, or a Deed of Assignment. It enables beneficiaries of a deceased’s estate to alter the distribution of that estate, or relinquish a bequest from an estate by changing the deceased’s will.
Waldron & Schofield has the knowledge and experience to ensure you get it right when making a will. We understand the importance of this document, and our team can offer the guidance you need to see you through the process. The services we provide include:
- A written will personalised for your individual circumstances
- Advice on the implications of Inheritance Tax
- Will trusts, if required
- Registration with Certainty
- Free storage of your will
- A quality product using our 30 years’ experience in this area at a competitive price
Get in touch
If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 01706 624 029, or fill in the online contact form.