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Preparing your will

Although it is possible to write a will by yourself, it is advisable to use a solicitor as there are various legal formalities you need to follow to make sure that your will is valid. You may also need legal advice for more complicated matters. My brief Solicitors can also advise you about how Inheritance Tax affects you. We can be able to visit you in your own home, care home or hospital for a reasonably small cost depending on where you live. The cost of writing a will can vary between solicitors and will depend on how complicated your affairs may be. My brief Solicitors work closely with a specialist firm of accountants to fully advise you on the financial implications of your will to maximise the return to you. Remember do not delay , Ring us today.  

What should be included in your will

Before you write your will or consult a solicitor, it's a good idea to think about what you want included in your will. You should consider: how much money and what property and possessions you have who you want to benefit from your will who should look after any children under 18 years of age who is going to sort out your estate and carry out your wishes after your death - that is your executor An executor is the person responsible with passing on your estate. You can appoint an executor by naming them in your will. The courts can also appoint other people to be responsible for doing this job.  

Where to keep your will safe

Once you've made your will, it is important to keep it in a safe place and tell your executor, close friend or relative where it is. If a solicitor makes your will, they will normally keep the original and send you a copy. You can ask for the original if you wish to hold it.  

Why it's important to make a will

A will sets out who is to benefit from your property and possessions (your estate) after your death. There are many good reasons to make a will: you can decide how your assets are shared - if you don't have a will, the law says who gets what if you're an unmarried couple (whether or not it's a same-sex relationship), you can make sure your partner is provided for if you're divorced, you can decide whether to leave anything to your former partner you can make sure you don't pay more Inheritance Tax than necessary  

Keeping your will up-to-date

You should review your will every five years and after any major change in your life - such as getting separated, married or divorced, having a child or moving house. Any change must be by 'codicil' (an addition, amendment or supplement to a will) or by making a new will.  

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