Making a will is generally not on the top of most people’s ‘to-do’ list, explaining perhaps why only a third of us have one in place! However, if you die without making a Will, legally known as dying intestate, then the intestacy laws take effect and your assets may not end up with who you would expect or indeed, would want.
Talk to one of our highly experienced Private Client team and we will firstly ensure a full understanding of your family dynamics and financial circumstances. With this insight we will then offer tailored Will advice as to the type of Will – be it basic or more complicated – that meets your needs and does so in the most tax-efficient way.
Our aim, quite simply is to make sure that you have a properly drafted Will in place and with it, peace of mind knowing that on your death, your estate will pass to your intended beneficiaries.
We are proud of the relationships that we forge with our clients and attribute this success to an empathetic, personal and sensitive approach. This approach is one which we consider particularly important when we are talking to elderly or vulnerable people.
Such skills are partnered with a professional and efficient service, from our initial discussion (which can be at your home, if necessary), through to completion of the matter, when we will oversee the signing and witnessing of your Wills to make sure that the process is properly carried out, and finally, the no-cost secure storage of the Will.
We can also advise you on property protection trust wills – these are for people who jointly own a property and will help ensure you can protect the property inheritance of your beneficiaries.
National Will Register
What is more, we work in partnership with Certainty the National Will Register. This allows us to register your Will, which is included in our fee, as well as Will search and Will Management services.
Certainty the National Will Register provides you with added protection when dealing with Wills and probate. Will registration ensures that if beneficiaries and executors are unaware that a Will has been written, forget where it’s located or if a later Will was written to supersede the first, it can be easily found by conducting a Register Will Search.
If you are an Executor or Administrator you have the legal authority, responsibility and duty to distribute the deceased’s estate correctly and could be held financially responsible for any mistakes made through any breach of duty.
We recommend the use of Certainty Will search to prevent issues arising later in the process of distributing an estate during probate. It is important to identify whether a Will exists and who holds the most up-to-date version before any work is undertaken.
Contact Our Wills Solicitors
If you require Will services, then please get in touch with one of our highly experienced and friendly team. Our Will specialists will take the time to understand your individual circumstances and will provide you with tailored advice.
We have offices in Coventry, Warwick, Southam and Balsall Common and our solicitors work across the whole of the Coventry and Warwickshire region including Stratford upon Avon, Rugby, Nuneaton, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth as well as further afield.