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No one likes to think about making a Will or what will happen when they die. It's estimated that approximately 66% of people in Britain die without having made a valid Will, or even having any sort of Will at all. Writing a Will does not invite your demise, although this is how it is often perceived.

While putting off making a Will is easy, to go through the act of making a Will is also relatively simple and ensures your family avoids unnecessary legal and financial problems which could prevail from not having a valid Will in place. Not having a Will is called "intestacy”.

Before beginning to make your Will there are a number of issues to be looked at and important decisions to be considered. We hope you will find the following information useful.

  • Only about 33% of people in England and Wales have a valid will.
  • A Will means you decide who gets what after your death.
  • A Will is the opportunity to make sure that family treasure remains in the family.
  • Die without a Will (Intestate) and the law decides for you.
  • Leave a lasting memory and make a gift to charity in your Will.
  • You should review your existing Will at least every 5 years.
  • You can use your Will to appoint Guardians of your choice to look after your children under 18.
  • Marriage or contracting a Civil Partnership automatically revokes any existing Will.
  • Without a Will your spouse or civil partner may only be entitled to £250,000 from your estate.
  • Protect step-children by making a will.
  • Co-habiting but unmarried couples have no inheritance rights - if you aren't married or registered civil partners, you won't automatically get a share of your partner's estate if they die without making a will. Your only option is to make a claim under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975.
  • Divorced? Your ex could still inherit your property if you die before the final decree.
  • Do you own a property jointly with another person? Hold it as joint tenants and on your death it will pass to the survivor, not your estate.
  • Want to leave your organs to charity? Make sure you say so in your Will.
  • Your Will can stipulate how you would like your remains to be disposed of.

It is possible to write your own Will, but we wouldn’t recommend taking this approach without advice. Many things should be considered when writing a Will and even a small mistake could result in the Will being invalid. Taking the advice of a specialist when making your Will ensures that all the necessary legal formalities are observed and that your Will has legal validity. Expert advice on Will-making can also help you minimise the portion of your estate which could attract Inheritance Tax on your death, and protect your assets from being sold to pay for long term care. Bloodline planning can also ensure your assets reach your children, grandchildren and other relatives, rather than ending up in the wrong hands.

Once we understand how your estate is to be managed we will be able to give you a quotation for completing your documents. If you decide to go ahead we will then produce your documents, and send them to you for you to sign and return to us at your convenience.

Your Will, as well as other important documents, can be stored in our secure storage facility for safe keeping until they are needed.

It really is that simple to make a Will

Remember it's never too early to make a will. Just don’t leave it too late.

What to do next? Click here for expert advice, and then relax.

GTT Make a Will are experts at taking care of families.

If you are considering making a Will, wish to make an appointment, or require
telephone advice please complete the form on our home page and click ‘Submit’.
Do it now to obtain specialist Estate Planning advice.

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Failure to leave a Will leaves too much to chance. Make a Will now and protect your loved ones from the intestacy laws. Even if you already have a Will in place, take this opportunity to review it;
an out-of-date Will can be worse than no Will at all.

Please complete the form here and click ‘Submit’ or telephone free 01275 847371. Do it now to obtain specialist Estate Planning advice.

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