If you have decided that it is the time to write your will, you will need to review your options about which way you would like to make it. You can either write the will yourself or you can have us write it for you.

Many people have the misconception that writing a will is a as simple of naming their beneficiaries and listing who should get what. However, you can run into issues later down the line when you write your own will.

DIY Wills

  • Your estate may be complex, and without specific planning, inheritance tax could be payable on your death, which could have been avoided.
  • Certain gifts could fail. For example, if a beneficiary of your will is also a witness, they cannot inherit under you will.
  • Your estate could be challenged. If you were to exclude a loved one from your estate, it could rise to a challenge of your will upon your death.
  • If you fail/forget to appoint a guardian for your children under 18, if you were to pass away, it will force them into care.

What we can do for you

  • Consider the size of your estate, by asking for a list of all your assets and liabilities so we can offer estate planning advice to reduce inheritance tax.
  • Consider your family circumstances.
  • Offer advice if you wish to exclude someone from your will, and the risks of doing this.
  • Discuss various trusts to protect your estate/beneficiaries.
  • Assess your mental capacity.
  • Consider any risks of undue influence.

By using us to write your will, you can save a lot of stress and give your family peace of mind. We will consider everything and offer bespoke advice to ensure that your wishes are met after you pass away.

If you would like to find out more, do not hesitate to get in touch. You can speak to us on the phone, by email, social media, or even face-to-face if you wish to do so. You can find our details on our contact page!