Towns Needham Solicitors - Manchester's Leading Will Writers
The importance of making a will cannot be overemphasised no matter how large or small your estate is. A Will sets out your instructions and wishes as to how your property and assets are to be distributed after your death. If you die without a Will legislation dictates who will inherit your estate. By making a Will you can ensure that your estate passes to the beneficiaries you had intended. At the same time, any Inheritance Tax that might affect your estate can be addressed and tax planning measures discussed to avoid or limit Inheritance Tax on your death.
At Towns Needham Solicitors we work efficiently to ensure that the process of making a Will is easily understandable from beginning to end. We will liaise with you throughout the Will making the process to ensure that your wishes are fully addressed. In appropriate circumstances, we can visit you in your own home, care home or hospital.
We offer to store the completed original Will in our wills safe indefinitely for safekeeping and we do not charge for this service.
Once your Will has been completed you can enjoy peace of mind that your wishes will be carried out when the time comes.
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Frequently asked questions about Wills?
The cost of a will varies starting from £180, we also offer a free Will service through the Cancer Research Free will service (* please note conditions apply).
Some companies offer a free Will service but you must check for any hidden charges. Also, all Wills are not the same, a poorly written Will that does not cover your unique personal circumstances can cost you more in the long run.
Making a Will is vital if you want to be certain that your wishes are met after you die. A Will is the only way to make sure your money, property, possessions and investments (known as your estate) go to the people and causes that you care about. If you and your partner aren't married or in a civil partnership, your partner won't have a right to inherit if you don't have a Will.
You can use an online service to create a Will. But we believe it is best to consult an expert that guides you through your personal circumstances. A poorly written Will can create problems and prove costly at a later date
You do not need a lawyer to make a Will. However, our Will and Probate Solicitors provide expert guidance minimising any taxes ensuring you pass on as much of your estate to your loved ones as possible. Our solicitors guide you through all the considerations such as property, investments, money, personal items, family matters etc.
Assets to include in a Will are properties you may own, cars, jewellery, art and other physical items owned. Investments such as shares, bonds and bank accounts.
You should review your Will every five years and after any major change in your life such as a new grandchild or moving house. Never make alterations on the original document.
If you are making a minor amendment to your Will, you can add a supplement, known as a codicil. This must be signed and witnessed in the same way as the Will, although the witnesses don’t have to be the same as the original ones.
If anything substantial needs to be changed, you should make a new Will and cancel your old one.
If you wish to update your Will speak to one of our experts at Towns Needham Solicitors today on 0161 832 3721.
If you marry, remarry or enter a civil partnership, this cancels a previously existing Will. Divorce doesn’t automatically invalidate a Will made during the marriage but does exclude your ex-spouse or civil partner from benefitting if they are mentioned in the Will. Arrange a new Will if you marry, separate or divorce.
A person who dies without leaving a Will is called an intestate person. Your estate may not go to the people you want. Only married or civil partners and some other close relatives can inherit under the rules of intestacy.
If you are not married your estate does not automatically go to your spouse or partner. Without a Will, it will go to blood relatives. If you remarry your old Will becomes invalid and you will need to make a new Will.
There are special rules for how your estate will be distributed these are called intestacy rules.
Towns Needham Solicitors in Manchester are proud to receive the Cancer Research UK Silver Award.
As a member of the Cancer Research UK (CRUK) Free Will Service we have helped to raise over £650,000 in pledges and gifts.
To find out more about leaving a legacy gift and Cancer Research UK’s free will service visit Cancer Research Free Will Service.
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