Will Writing Solicitors

will writing solicitorsAre you looking for experienced will writing solicitors to assist you with distributing your estate as you intend? 

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Having a valid will is the only way to ensure that your possessions, property, and financial assets go to the people and causes you care about after you die.

If you die without a will – known as dying “intestate” – your family may have to go through the complicated and arduous process of probate. Without a will, someone will have to apply to administrate your estate – in itself a complex task – and will then be compelled to divide your assets according to the statutory rules of intestacy. These rigid rules dictate how your estate is distributed and can be extremely difficult to contest, meaning your estate may not go to the people you intend.

If you and your partner are not married, for example, then they have no automatic right to inherit anything you leave behind, even if you have children together or have been cohabiting for a long time.

Our expert will writing solicitors are highly experienced and can assist with distributing your estate as you intend, in a tax-efficient manner, irrespective of the size or complexity of your estate.

We act for clients in Amersham, Chesham, Holmer Green, Hazlemere, Widmer End, Great Kingshill, High Wycombe, Rickmansworth, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, Gerrards Cross and throughout Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.

If you are considering making a will or would like to update your existing will please call us on 0800 086 2929, email info@elitelawsolicitors.co.uk or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion with one of our expert will writing solicitors.

Steps To Making A Will

It is extremely important to have a valid and up to date will at all times. Fortunately, making a will is relatively simple, especially if you seek the help of a solicitor experienced in this area of law. The steps to making a will are:

  • Calculating the value of your estate, by drawing up a list of all of your assets as well as any debts
  • Deciding how you want to divide your estate, including whether you want to gift any specific possessions to certain people
  • Deciding whether you want to leave any donations to charities, educational institutions or other organisations
  • Choosing an executor who will be responsible for administrating your estate
  • Writing the will to include all of the above information
  • Signing the will in the presence of an independent witness

There are certain conditions that a will must meet for it to be valid. It must be written, signed, and witnessed; and it must state that it revokes any earlier versions. In addition, it is important that the will is clear and unambiguous.

When Should You Update Your Will?

At minimum you should review your will every five years, but in practice it is important to amend your will whenever you experience a significant life event. If you have a child or grandchild, move to a new house or add new assets to your estate, you should change your will to reflect this.

Small amendments to your will can be made with supplementary documents called “codicils”, which must also be signed and witnessed. For larger changes, you should cancel your old will and create a new one.

Cost-Effective Will Writing Solicitors

Our team of private client solicitors are experts in will writing. Regardless of the size or complexity of your estate, we can work with colleagues from across our firm to ensure that your will is clear and valid, and distributes your estate as you intend and in a tax-efficient way.

Our services are cost-effective and competitive, and we will always give you a clear indication of our charges. We are happy to provide one-off advice at certain points of the legal process or on particular areas of concern as they arise.

An experienced will writing solicitor will have an initial consultation with you, free of charge, to discuss your situation in more detail. Once we understand your circumstances better, we can provide you with a clearer understanding of how we can help you.  We will also provide you with a price quotation and a choice of funding methods at the outset.

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Client Reviews

“I wanted to have a new Will written up and Meg was recommended to me so I duly contacted Meg. I was pleased with the initial consultation with her where she took time to diligently understand my desired intentions and subsequently supplied me with a draft Will for review. She explained the use and purpose of the legal terms used in the Will. Overall I was very satisfied with the outcome.” 

“I used Elite Law (Meg Wilton), to draw up my will, which was done with no fuss or bother. Would recommend them.”

“Simply superb, professionally treated by Meg Wilton and at a reasonable cost.”

“None of your snooty lawyer stuff, down to earth, approachable and reasonably priced legal advice.”

Make A Free Enquiry

Our enquiry lines are open 24 hours a day, every day of the year.

Call 0800 086 2929, email info@elitelawsolicitors.co.uk or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form to arrange a free, no-obligation discussion and let one of our experienced will writing solicitors explain your legal rights and options.

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“I wanted to have a new Will written up and Meg was recommended to me so I duly contacted Meg. I was pleased with the initial consultation with her where she took time to diligently understand my desired intentions and subsequently supplied me with a draft Will for review. She explained the use and purpose of the legal terms used in the Will. Overall I was very satisfied with the outcome.”

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