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Helping make writing a Will is easy
Having an up-to-date, well -drawn up Will, means that your estate will be distributed in accordance with your wishes and that you can protect your family’s future by the procedures you have put in to place. If you have not put a Will in place before you die, your estate will be subject to the law of intestacy. This is where the law decides on how your estate is passed on, meaning that your wishes may not be carried out as you had intended. Furthermore, your loved ones could be subjected to a lengthy and costly procedure, adding more upset and financial difficulty at an already distressing time.
Our Wills and Estate planning solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to provide a personal and tailored service, guiding you on a range of inheritance and estate planning matters including:
- Drafting a Will
- Advising on Trusts and Estate planning
- Advising on inheritance tax planning
- Contesting a Will and Wills Disputes
To speak to one of our expert Wills and Estate planning Solicitors you can call us on 0207 095 5700 or make an enquiry.
Why is it important to write a Will?
- You can choose how your estate is distributed and to whom.
- Without a Will, your estate will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – by the laws of intestacy. This means that your estate could be distributed in a way that you would not have wanted it to.
- Without a Will, if you have a long-term partner but are not married, he or she could receive nothing under the laws of intestacy.
- If you are in the process of a divorce, but it has not been finalised, without a Will, your estranged husband or wife could legally make a claim on your estate.
- Having a well -drafted Will in place, with the advice of an expert, can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that may be payable on any money or property that is left to beneficiaries.
- If you have children or other people who depend on you, writing a Will is especially important to protect your family, by appointing guardians for example.
- You can choose executors - The executor is in charge of making sure all your requests are carried out.
- You can express your wishes concerning personal matters, such as funeral arrangements for example.
- Wills can be amended as life circumstances change.
Headed up by Aneesa Bhunjun, our specialist Wills and probate team possess a wealth of knowledge and experience and can advise you on all aspects of succession planning, finding the right solution for you in a sensitive and tailored approach, guiding you through the process every step of the way.
We can also provide expert advice on Lasting Power of Attorney and applications to the court of Protection.
Whatever your questions are about Wills, trusts, taxes or probate, our leading Wills experts are here to assist you.
Contact our Wills and Estate Planning Lawyers in Brixton
To speak to our experienced Wills and Estate Planning legal team in Brixton you can call us on 0207 095 5700 or make an enquiry. Your enquiry will be dealt with in complete confidence and you can be sure of our complete discretion at all times.
Our other Legal Services
We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a complete legal service, covering all the legal matters that you may require. When seeking advice regarding estate planning and protection, we realise there may be other matters you would like to discuss with us, and should you require it, we will ensure you get all the advice and guidance you need concerning other legal matters including Lasting Power of Attorney, Probate Services, property law, Immigration and family law.