Making a Will
At some point, we are all going to die. When that happens it is better if you have left a Will.
Purely Probate Solicitors specialise in writing Wills, from the simple to the complex. We can give you expert help and guidance so that your estate is left as you choose.
Without a Will, your assets pass to your relatives in the order set by the intestacy rules. These are not always appropriate. For example, your partner receives nothing if you are not married, even if you have children together. If you are married the amount your spouse will receive is capped and may not be enough.
Parents with children under 18 can appoint guardians in their Will.
- explain how inheritance tax is calculated, and advise what can be done to avoid paying it;
- reduce the risk of the Will being challenged after your death;
- discuss care home fees and the potential benefit of Protective Property Trust Wills;
- write your Will so your assets are left in trust if any of your beneficiaries should not receive their inheritance outright.
Arguably everyone over the age of 18 should make a Will, but certainly, when you have a partner and children, it is absolutely vital.
Start by completing our Will Request Form and completing the questionnaire. We will then ring you. We may advise a meeting or sometimes it is possible to take instructions over the phone. In either case, we will agree on a price with you.
To give your executors instructions who particular items should be given to, please use our Personal Effects Form here.
What does a Will cost?
We will ask you a few questions to understand the complexity of your will. For a single Will, we charge from £300, and for a couple from £450, plus VAT. We will agree on our pricing with you before we start the work.
Do I need to use a Solicitor to make a Will?
Your Will is an incredibly important document. Although you won’t know the impact of a poorly drawn-up or invalid Will your loved ones will, and it will be them who have to clear up the mess. The cost and heartache involved will massively outweigh the modest cost and time it will take to get your Will drawn up by a qualified, specialist solicitor. And as our clients regularly testify, the process of making your Will can be surprisingly enjoyable and cathartic.