Will Solicitors In London
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin
Unfortunately death is a certainty and there is no way that it can be avoided. With the help of our Will solicitors in London, we can help to ensure that your Will is in place for when the time inevitably comes.
Do you know, with certainty, what will happen to your assets should you pass away without making a Will? Most people assume that their entire estate will pass to their surviving spouse/partner and if there is no spouse/partner, then to their children. The Intestacy rules provide an outline of what happens to your assets when you die and are quite archaic in their nature. They do not take into account second marriages, unmarried or co-habiting couples. This means that the following people have no automatic right to inherit where someone dies without leaving a Will:
- Unmarried Partners
- Lesbian Or Gay Partners Not Married Nor In A Civil Partnership
- Relations By Marriage
- Close Friends
Worse still, if there are no surviving relatives who can inherit under the rules of Intestacy? Distant family members or the estate passes to the Crown.
Without a Will in place, you could cause your family hardship, worry and even costly legal bills if there is any confusion or disagreement after your death.
If someone makes a Will, but it is not legally valid, the rules of intestacy will also apply as if you had not made a Will in the first place. We will ensure that if you leave a Will, it will be valid and your nearest and dearest are looked after in accordance with your wishes.
No one is too young to have a will, if you have assets that can be passed to someone on your death you should have a will, our expert Will solicitors in London can assist you.
We will discuss with you your assets and wishes and the best way to achieve your goals and ensure your loved ones are provided for in a tax efficient manner. Our detailed questionnaire is designed to focus on discussing the matters that are needed to assist us in advising you.
At Preuveneers, we can also store your original Will in a secured offsite, fire proof safe for a one off charge of £40 plus VAT including registration on the Certainty Database. Alternatively, you can take your original Will with you.
If you already have a Will it is important that your Will is valid and up-to-date. Did you make a Will some time ago and now your situation has changed? Our Will solicitors in London can help you ensure you’re your Will is still valid and reflects your current social situation.
Our years of experience as Will solicitors in London means that we are able to advise you on the steps you need to take and answer any queries you may have surrounding your Will.
How Can Our Will Solicitors In London Help?
Our expert Will solicitors in London can assist you with all your requirements and ensure that you have considered a number of factors, such as:
- Who gets your assets if you have no Will
- Arrangements for couples who live together
- Provisions for the children of un-married couples
- Tax efficient Wills: inheritance tax and tax planning
- How trust funds may help
- The role of the executor
- The concept of a “living Will”
Our basic charges for discussing your requirements with our Will solicitors in London, drafting and preparing your Will start from £180.00 + VAT and similar Wills for couples start from £295.00 + VAT for both Wills. More detailed or complex Wills that involve tax or estate planning issues are chargeable at an hourly rate, details of which can be provided on request.
Our expert Will solicitors in London are also accredited Solicitors for the Elderly practitioners and are able to provide well guided advice to more vulnerable clients. Home visits are available on request.
For more information about how our Will solicitors in London can help, please contact us on 020 8646 4885 or email for a questionnaire to firstname.lastname@example.org.