Let’s face it – no-one lives forever, so your Will could be the most important document you ever get drawn up.
Without a Will the Intestacy Rules take over, setting out the compulsory order in which your blood relatives benefit from your estate.
The Intestacy Rules rarely achieve what you want, not least because they:
require children to inherit at 18, regardless of their circumstances
do not factor in remarriage or stepchildren
do not provide for partners and cohabitees (there is no such thing as a “common law” spouse!)
offer no protection for vulnerable beneficiaries
ignore the complexities of running a business; and
assume you want your relatives to benefit….
By contrast, having a properly drafted Will means that you can:
retain control of how your assets are distributed
appoint the guardians for minor children
safeguard a child’s inheritance – even if your partner or spouse remarries after your death
protect vulnerable beneficiaries
provide for an unmarried partner
streamline business succession and maintain continuity
maximise any available Inheritance Tax exemptions and reliefs
make gifts to favourites charities
choose which family members benefit – and how!
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During the consultation Tim will provide detailed advice about the relevant legal issues and your options, so that you can then decide what will be the best solution for you.
Preparing your documents
Once you have made your decision, we aim to send you the first drafts of your documents within 36 hours of receiving your initial instructions.
Signature & storage
Once the draft documents are approved, we will prepare the final versions and make arrangements for you to sign them. We can also arrange free, secure storage of your signed documents with a reputable firm of solicitors.
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I was in a hurry to write a Will and Thomas Bartram acted on it immediately, extremely sensitively and explained all options very clearly. I did not feel in the least pressurised or rushed and soon felt completely reassured that I was in the right hands to secure my peace of mind. I thoroughly recommend Thomas Bartram and would not hesitate to return for further services.
Exceptional service. I was worried I wouldn’t understand the legal jargon but Tim explained everything clearly. I feel very relieved that my affairs are now all in order. He completed my Will and the health and financial Lasting Powers of Attorney. I would definitely recommend Tim.
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