Wills and Tax Planning

It is all too easy to put things off, often we leave things too late. Can you believe that over 70% of the UK population does not have a current Will that is an accurate reflection of their financial circumstances and the personal choices at the time of their death? It is not the case that if a spouse dies the estate automatically passes to the survivor.

Making a Will creates certainty, reduces worry and gives you peace of mind knowing exactly how your money, property and possessions will be dealt with after your death. However, if you fail to make a Will, there is a danger that your wishes may not be carried out, loved ones may not be provided for in the way you would like and the Inland Revenue could benefit more than you would wish.

A Will guides those who are left behind and saves worry and heartache at a time of great emotional stress. Making a Will is also usually the first step to take in structuring your affairs in order to minimise your liability for Inheritance Tax.

Your Will should be updated whenever your financial or personal circumstances significantly change, if you enter into a civil partnership, get married, have children or even move home. We can also advise on Living Wills (see our Lifetime Planning section).

We at Willett & Co Solicitors are experienced in dealing with all aspects of estate planning and management. We can discuss your wishes and make sure you understand all the issues that may have an influence on what you want to achieve.

We understand how hard people work throughout their life and we want your life's hard work to be passed on in the way that you wish.

Our Wills & Tax Planning Services include:

  • Gifts to members of your family
  • Issues in Wills such as; Guardianship, Adoption and Divorce- including contact and residence issues relating to children
  • Obtaining Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Preparation of Wills, Trusts and Deeds
  • Living Wills
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Reviewing and amending Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Elderly Client Service

In addition to our Will service, we can offer tax planning, see our Lifetime Planning section for more details.

If you would like more information on making a will, please contact us using the Contact Us link or Tel: 01284 701323 or by e-mail to: law@willettsolicitors.com.

If you would like to make a Will, our costs are available by request. Our Will Questionnaire is available for completion by clicking on the link below and then returning it to our office either by e-mail, fax, post or in person.

Download the Wills Questionnaire