What we offer.
I am happy to see you at your home or office anytime between 9:00am & 9:00pm, 7 DAYS A WEEK! We will arrange a time that is suitable for you. We also offer Skype calls if that is more suitable. With over 30 years in the Will Writing Industry you can rest assured we are fully qualified & insured to deal with your requirements in a sensitive and professional manner. We also offer you advice and recommendations should your requirements be more complicated, & offer a no obligation service making your needs our priority
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Why do I need a will?
Wouldn't everything go to my husband/wife /children etc automatically?
This is a common misconception and dependant on the size of your estate. There are set rules which will be applied to determine who inherits and how much, if you do not make a Will. So, what happens if I don’t make a Will? This is called having "died Intestate". There are specific rules of intestacy which set out who will inherit and by how much. If you do not leave a valid Will, this may not be what you would have wished, and in the worst case scenarios, where relatives cannot be traced, your assets will be taken by the Crown.
Who we are
Our team, led by David Hall, who himself has over 30 years experience in providing caring and professional Will Writing services across the UK, are dedicated to providing you with the best service possible. David and the team have been dealing with families for generations, which is testament to the care and dilligence provided by Will Writing Services UK.
You're in trusted hands
Will Writing Services UK is linked to one of the country’s biggest independent Will & Financial Planning Companies. In house they have 4 x solicitors, 1 x Barrister, 1 x License Conveyancer (for transfer of property), 12 x members of staff, and all Directors are full members of STEPS. We also have £2.5 million PI insurance cover, guaranteeing you the coverage you need.
We are more than happy to arrange a basic Will, in a none rushed manner, and we never ever try to "up-sell you” with other services at extra cost unlike some Will writing services.
Our pricing is very competitive across the UK and our service is friendly and professional.
We are available 7 days a week form 9:00am to 9:00pm! Distance is no object as we am more than happy to come to you.
Basic Single Will
Without a Will - You cannot be sure those you would wish to benefit will actually do so. Your spouse / civil partner, children will not automatically inherit ALL of your estate. “Common Law” partners may not receive anything. Minor children could be taken into care whilst Guardians are appointed. There could be lengthy delays for your beneficiaries and disputes.
Why do I need a Will? The vast majority of people put off making a Will for a variety of reasons, either believing that the people they would wish to inherit will automatically do so, or because they don’t think it is relevant to them at this particular time. The reality is that you can put off making a Will until it is too late and this poses all sorts of problems for the people left behind and could mean that some or all of your inheritance either goes to the wrong person or to the state
A Mirror Will, is very similar as a single basic will, in that it would detail, who gets what, plus whom shall be responsible to administrate your estate on deaths.
It is normally assumed that if a couple have EXACTLY the same requests & have the same executors & beneficiary’s then a Mirror would be ideal. If however you have very different requests and your Estate is complicated, then it is advisable to have two single Wills.
The idea of a trust is nothing new, if fact they have been round since the Medieval times, when Knights went off to war, and returned making sure their lands & wealth were still in tack. And not paying the Kings Taxes.
It is always a good idea when making a Will to think about a trust all so, a trust to prevent the family having to deal with most of Probate , it is also possible to help the property from being used to help funds, for bankruptcy, divorce, plus any future care you may need should you fall ill.
However, there is nothing particularly mysterious or overly difficult to understand about a trust or a trust fund, nor do you have to be a member of the Rockefeller clan or the Gates family, to set up and benefit from a trust.
A trust is a legal vehicle that greatly expands your options when it comes to managing your assets, whether you’re trying to shield your wealth from taxes or pass it on to your children. “A trust,” according to Fidelity Investments, “is a fiduciary arrangement that allows a third party, or trustee, to hold assets on behalf of a beneficiary or beneficiaries.”
And far from being the preserve of the monied elite, trusts are increasingly used by families from a range of economic backgrounds, not just the extremely wealthy.
Think about house prices, pension pots, insurance policies, stock shares, etc.
Working with us you can create a trust to minimize taxes, protect assets and spare your children from having to go through the probate court process in order to divide up your assets after you die.
A trust can also be you and others, enabling to control not only to whom your assets will be disbursed, but also how the money will be paid out and when — a crucial point if the beneficiary is a child or a family member whose ability to properly handle money is questionable.
LPA. Last power of Attorney
A lasting power of attorney (LPA) is a legal document that lets you (the ‘donor’) appoint one or more people (known as ‘attorneys’) to help you make decisions or to make decisions on your behalf.
This gives you more control over what happens to you if you have an accident or an illness and cannot make your own decisions (you ‘lack mental capacity’).
You must be 18 or over and have mental capacity (the ability to make your own decisions) when you make your LPA.
LPA are now divided into two separate forms one is to look after HEALTH & WELFARE and the other is PROPERTY & FINANCIAL, they can be taken individually or at the same time.
Advance Decision/Living Will
Only while you have full mental compacity can you order An advance decision (sometimes known as an advance decision to refuse treatment, an ADRT, or a living will) is a decision you can make now to refuse a specific type of treatment at some time in the future.
It lets your family, carers and health professionals know your wishes about refusing treatment if you're unable to make or communicate those decisions yourself.
The treatments you're deciding to refuse must all be named in the advance decision.
You may want to refuse a treatment in some situations, but not others. If this is the case, you need to be clear about all the circumstances in which you want to refuse this treatment.
If you have young children,(under18) then you need within your Will details of guardians to look after them should you die, if you do not decided the Courts shall, and in that time Social Services will take care of them, until the Courts have reached its decision. Always think about the age, health & finances of the Guardian. And you must ask them first.
Any person that has died and has assets over £5,000, need probate. So what is it? Applying for the legal right to deal with someone’s property, money and possessions (their ‘estate’) when they die is called ‘applying for probate’.
- If the person left a will, you’ll get a ‘grant of probate’.
- If the person did not leave a will, you’ll get ‘letters of administration’.
- You apply for both in the same way
- You may not need probate if the person who died:
- had jointly owned land, property, shares or money - these will automatically pass to the surviving owners
- only had savings or premium bonds
Contact each asset holder (for example a bank or mortgage company) to find out if you’ll need probate to get access to their assets. Every organisation has its own rules. It can a long-winded process, & daunting, which is why some Executors come to us for help.
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Instalment payments are available. Lock into today’s prices and save yourself or others money.
We use one of the biggest Funeral Plan company in the Country, happy to send you information, so you can have you wishes granted and plan for that day.
Storage of Documents
AS with any legal or Insurance documents is no good if you or others cannot find it, due to fire, flood, robbery, or lost (misplaced) which is why we always recommend taking advantage of Head office secured vault, not just for your Will:
But Trusts, House Deeds, Stock & share certificates, Insurance & Assurance policy’s, Bank account details, ie sort codes, a/c numbers how many accounts, Retirements plans, Pension details, Funeral Payment plan, Birth certifies, Safe deposit boxes, Loans you may have granted, Partnership papers, etc. For a very small sum each year, you can have peace of mind.
Business Assets Plan
If you are a sole trader of a business, be it Trade, Farming, or Commerce etc then you will need a trusted person who could take control and carry on, generating an income for them, but also your family due to you untimely death. This needs to be in your Will.
If you have disable dependent, child or adult, it is so important, to consider a special Trust, as it is no good them receiving a large sum of wealth, and they maybe, unable to control or deal with it. This is a specialist field which I am happy to discuss.
Try our free Planner & Inheritance Sheet
Take advantage of our Planner & Inheritance sheet, so if you have children from a previous relationship, Need to set up a Trust for any off children, Want to guarded against, loss of assets via, Bankruptcy , Ex-partner, Care home fees, Protecting your partner for not getting all that you wanted them to have, then the process is easy.
Simply complete the single one sheet form, send it back and our Legal team shall analyse it and forward you the advice & recommendations with the prices. You do not need to act on the advice or take up the recommendations it is just another service we provide free of charge.
Simply send your email address on the contact sheet.