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Why should you instruct a solicitor to draft your Will?

Drafting a Will is a task that many people put off, often because it involves reflecting on their own mortality. However, to ensure that your wishes are carried out after you are gone and to make the process as easy as possible for your family it is essential to create a legally valid and accurate Will.

While many consider drafting a Will themselves or instructing a Will Writing Company there are compelling reasons why you should consider instructing a solicitor to write your will and assist you in this crucial endeavor.

4 reasons you should use a solicitor to write your will

1. Legal Expertise and Knowledge

By instructing a solicitor firm you are ensuring that your Will complies with all relevant laws and regulations. They possess in-depth knowledge in regard to the complexities and intricacies of a Will and can tailor your Will to your needs and preferences.

2. Face to Face appointments

We offer face-to-face appointments which provide a secure, private and confidential environment which enhances trust, communication and the overall quality of service.

3. Free Will Storage

We offer a complimentary Will storage service, along with the option to register your Will with the National Will Register. This ensures the safekeeping of your important legal documents as well as providing peace of mind that your Will is secure and easily accessible when required.

4. Estate Planning

Solicitor Firms can help structure your Will to take advantage of available tax exemptions and deductions, ultimately preserving more of your estate for the beneficiaries named in your Will.

Speak to our Will Writing Solicitors today

At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors, you can be assured of the high degree of skill and care required to give you peace of mind. If you would like to obtain more information or schedule an appointment to discuss your situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us on 0191 2503200 or email probate@browells.co.uk.

All initial 30 minute consultations are free of charge.

Does marriage or divorce have an effect on your Will?

It is essential to consult with a solicitor or legal professional when a significant life event occurs to ensure your Will accurately reflects your wishes. Both the creation and ending of a marriage or civil partnership can have a serious effect on your Will.

The effect of Marriage & Civil Partnerships on your Will

In England and Wales, when someone marries or enters into a civil partnership, their Will is automatically revoked unless a specific clause is included to prevent the revocation. This means that if the individual does not make a new Will before they die the rules of intestacy will apply and the deceased’s estate may not be distributed as they wished.

The effect of ending a Marriage or Civil Partnership on your Will

Divorce or the dissolution or annulment of a marriage or civil partnership does not revoke a Will. However, your ex-spouse/ civil partner is treated as if they had pre-deceased you. This could mean your estate is not distributed in accordance with your wishes or invalidate any appointment of executors or trustees should you want your ex-spouse/civil partner to remain acting for the benefit of any children you have together.

Discuss your Will with Browell Smith & Co

If you would like to obtain more information or schedule an appointment to discuss your situation, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. You can contact us on 0191 2503200 or email probate@browells.co.uk

All initial 30 minute consultations are free of charge.

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