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What Is A Will?
A Will is a legal document which states what happens in regards to your money, property and possessions after you die, and therefore any small errors are open to interpretation which can cause problems.
Will Writing Service
Making a legal Will ensures that your decisions regarding your money, property and possessions are carried out after you die, therefore writing a Will is one of the most important things you will ever do.
You must ensure your Will is up to date, especially if you have children that are under the age of 18, if you are unmarried, contemplating marriage or are/are becoming divorced, own joint property or have specific plans for your funeral.
Our Will writing service is quick, discreet and cost effective.
Why Should You Have A Will?
Without a Will any surviving spouse may not necessarily inherit your estate, the same goes for unmarried partners – where there is no automatic entitlement; and with any children you have, they could have difficulty receiving their inheritance without a Will.
Intestacy rules come into effect when a person dies. Intestate simply means somebody who’s died without a legal Will been written. These rules can be harsh on already grieving loved ones.
Why Choose Michael Lewin Solicitors?
We have an experienced Will and Estates team who can provide straightforward and clear advice in the writing of your Will.
They will help you write your will so that your family or other benefactors are looked after upon death.
Decisions You Have To Make
Choosing your Executors is one of the first decisions you face when writing a Will. Executors are the people responsible for carrying out the instructions of your Will after you die. You must choose someone who is going to be able to handle the pressure and this can be a demanding role. This also includes naming a substitute Executor, especially if the primary Executor is your spouse or partner.
You must also consider who the legal Guardian to any children under the age of 18 will be.
If a trust has been set up as part of your Will you must name the Trustees as they will be managing the money and/or property until this is passed on to the beneficiaries.
Possessions can also be left as specific legacies when you make your Will. An example here is a jewellery piece that has been handed down through generations of your family being left to another family member. These, along with any money you wish to donate to charity must be written into your Will.
If you are named as an Executor of a will then you may need to apply for a grant of probate which is issued by a section of the court known as the probate registry. A grant of probate is an official document which Executors may need to have the ability to administer the estate.