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Making a Will is an important part of Estate Planning and ensures that your estate is distributed according to your wishes. By making a Will, you are leaving clear instructions about how you would like your estate passed on after your death. If you do not leave a Will then your estate will be subject to the rules of intestacy, which could mean that the wealth you’ve created over your life ends up benefiting unintended individuals.
Here at True Bearing, our in-house Legal Services team has a wealth of experience helping individuals to write their Last Will and Testament whilst also providing expert advice on inheritance issues.
To start writing a Will, or if you have any questions on the process, then get in touch with us today for a free, no-obligation chat to discuss your circumstances. Fill out our contact form to request a call back at your convenience, or call us on 01257 260011.
Why is it important to have a Will?
By making a Will, you are leaving clear instructions about how you would like your estate distributed after your death. This avoids issues arising like your assets being distributed to the wrong people or family members arguing about how you would have liked your possessions to be shared out.
Alongside this, having a Will in place can also help to minimise Inheritance Tax through the utilisation of trusts and charitable gifts.
If you do not have a Will or if the Will is not legally valid, then the government will divide your estate according to the rules of intestacy. The rules are very rigid and mean that your estate could end up not being divided as you should wish. The rules do not allow for modern family relationships, such as unmarried couples or stepchildren. Avoiding intestacy is easy, a problem that can be solved by making a Will and keeping it up to date whenever your circumstances change.
Why choose True Bearing for Wills advice?
At True Bearing, we offer easy-to-understand advice on making a Will that avoids confusing legal jargon, and our Will writing service is quick and easy. Our focus is to keep your finances safe and secure, whilst delivering a service that is truly centered on people.
We have an in-house legal team who are fully trained and experienced in advising our clients about making a Will. Diane Bush, Helen Baldwin and Mark Peary of True Bearing Legal Services offer a bespoke, personal service to clients looking for advice on all aspects of making a Will.
All advice given as part of our Will writing service is tailored to you and your circumstances. Our legal intermediaries cover the whole North West including Lancashire, Cheshire, Merseyside, and Cumbria, so we will have one in your area. We are experienced in dealing with complex Wills whilst being able to provide advice in an easy to understand way.
We have a number of accolades that we have earned through our commitment to delivering excellence for our clients over the years. We are also ranked among the top 15% of Independent Financial Advisory firms in the UK by qualifications, according to the CII.
What can I leave in my Will?
A Will is a legal document that outlines how your estate should be distributed. Your estate consists of any assets you have, and so you can leave the following within your Will:
- Property that you own
- Intellectual property
- Valuable items, for example, jewellery
- Your business
- Intangible assets, for example, bonds
- Pension funds
How much does it cost to make a Will?
The cost involved in making a Will is dependent on whether you need a simple, complex or specialist Will. This means that the cost of making a Will really depends upon the individual’s unique needs and circumstances.
If you want to know how much it will cost to make a Will then get in touch with our team today for a free, no-obligation chat and they can discuss your needs and provide you with a clearer cost. If you are considering writing a Will yourself, then it is still worth speaking to one of our experienced legal intermediaries on what this process will involve.
The initial appointment with the Legal Intermediary will be at our expense and can take place either in the comfort of your own home, online through Microsoft Teams or in our office in Chorley. We believe in transparency, so our fees will always be communicated to you before going ahead.
How long will it take to write a Will?
The length of time it takes to write a Will really depends upon the circumstances of your situation and how well prepared you are, as well as the type of Will that you require.
Can you change an existing Will?
As part of our Wills service, we are able to help you change or update an existing Will. A codicil is the legal term that describes the addition or modification to an existing Will. Whether you want to make a small change or require a more substantial modification then we are on hand to help you do this.
Our Legal Intermediaries are also able to review your existing Will to ensure that it is structured in the best way possible and is legally valid. If you would like to make a change to your Will or have a review of your Will, then get in touch with our team today.
Why do I need a Will if I am married?
Many people think that if they are married and do not have a Will, then everything will simply pass to their spouse/civil partner. Unfortunately, this is not always the case and depends on the value of the estate. By making a Will you can ensure your wishes are carried out after your death and that you avoid further hassle and heartache for those left behind.
Contact Us today
Find out more about our Will Writing Service and get in touch with us today for expert advice around making a Will. We will arrange a no-obligation introductory meeting at our expense to discuss your current circumstances so that we can advise you on the best way to proceed with your will.
True Bearing Legal Services is a trading name of True Bearing Ltd. True Bearing is an independent Financial Advisory Firm, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Will Writing or Legal Services advice.