If you do NOT make a will the rules of intestacy will dictate what happens to your assets, regardless of the needs or feelings of your family and friends.
THE BENEFITS OF A WILL
- You decide who gets what and when
- You decide who will be your executors and trustees, to manage your estate; and you can appoint a guardian for your children
- You may be able to order things to save inheritance tax.
HOW WE CAN HELP
- Provide a professional, inexpensive, friendly and efficient service, tailored to your wishes and avoiding the problems, and consequent cost, of ‘home-made’wills
- Visiting you at your home, work-place or hospital
- Storing your will (and deeds) in our safe, free of charge.
The court’s authority to administer an estate, as per the terms of a will.
- Checking the validity and terms of the will
- Getting date of death values for assets and liabilities, and registering the death
- Preparing accounts for the Revenue (and calculating the tax due, if appropriate).
- Completing the application to the court
- Registering the grant of probate with all institutions
- Getting in the assets (by sale or transfer) and settling all liabilities
- Distributing the estate to beneficiaries, and preparing a final ‘estate account’
Being an executor can be time-consuming and complex. We can relieve the burden by undertaking as much, or as little, of the process as you want