With our knowledge and experience, we can guide you through every stage of your Will writing process. Discover the cost of writing a Will with John Fowlers and the importance of having one in place.
Is it essential to have a Will?
It is not essential to have a Will in place, however, a Will ensures your assets are handled correctly. A Will is a legally binding document which informs everyone what should happen to your money, possessions and property when you pass away - otherwise known as your ‘estate’.
Why use a solicitor to write your Will?
A personally written Will may not be sufficient because you do not have the necessary legal knowledge and expertise, resulting in words and phrases that don’t actually mean what you intended. This may result in bitter, lengthy and expensive litigation over your Will when your family would already be going through a traumatic time.
A solicitor has years of experience and will prepare a Will that reflects your wishes, saving your loved ones from the lengthy and unfortunate experience of litigation.
Reasons for writing a Will
First and foremost, a Will puts you in control. You decide who will benefit from your estate and what your loved ones are entitled to.
If you do not make a Will, intestacy rules will decide who benefits from your estate, which can produce results you would not have desired. The law of hierarchy also states who is able to handle your financial affairs after death, and can lead to problems if that person is not suitable.
There are many different reasons for writing a Will, but they are down to individual circumstances including:
- Ensure your children are provided for financially
- You are worried about inheritance tax
- Your personal circumstances change
- You have specific funeral wishes
- Safeguard your family home
The cost of making a Will with John Fowlers
Making a Will with John Fowlers does not have to be expensive with a basic Will costing from as little as £125 + VAT.