Will Writing Services - Why should I make a Will?
It’s tough to think about planning for your passing, which is why many clients put off making a Will. However, our experience shows that deciding what happens to your assets after you’re gone can bring peace of mind while you’re still here.
Without a Will, your desired beneficiaries may not receive what you intend. The intestacy rules overlook stepchildren and unmarried partners, they can also potentially lead to more inheritance tax being paid.. Having a Will in place may also be especially crucial if you have young or disabled children, a disabled spouse, or an unmarried partner.
Ridley & Hall Will writing solicitors can help create a Will that meets your needs and offer guidance on estate-related taxes
Why choose Ridley & Hall Wills & Probate Team?
Inheritance Tax planning
Inheritance tax is currently charged at 40% and affects many UK families, including those with modest wealth. This is primarily due to the rise in property values over the last few years. It is estimated that millions of UK homeowners may now fall within the scope of this tax.
Proper inheritance tax planning could save your family thousands of pounds. But are you aware that there are ways of avoiding this? Ridley & Hall’s solicitors can provide you with an assessment of your potential tax liability upon death and discuss proper planning to mitigate any tax liability. If you want to address tax issues during your lifetime as well as in your will, we can connect you with an independent financial advisor who will be able to assist you.
Thomas GriceHead of Department,
Hannah PedleyAssociate Solicitor
Deborah KayeAssociate Solicitor
Ann SilverPersonal Assistant
Sophie AldridgeTrainee Solicitor
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you don’t make a Will, your assets will be divided according to set rules, which might not match what you actually want. This can cause issues, especially for modern families. These are known as the Intestacy Rules.
Using a solicitor ensures your Will is drafted correctly and worded correctly to make sure what you want to happen happens. This reduces errors, confusion and potential future disputes. They handle tricky details like taxes and at Ridley and Hall offer safe storage for your Will.
Currently in England and Wales there is no requirement to register a Will. Following the completion of your Will we will provide you with a copy of your Will, as well as the necessary details should you or your Executors need to contact us. Your Will is a private document and we would not release it or any details about without your approval or official documents.
Yes, but for complex situations, it’s best to get professional help. This guarantees your Will does what you want and helps your loved ones properly.
Ridley & Hall’s Wills solicitors make creating or updating a Will easy. We provide clear, legally sound advice, ensuring your wishes are followed. We also store your Will for free.