Wills Solicitors in Sidcup, Bexley and Kent
Making a will gives you the opportunity to decide who will deal with your money and assets and who will inherit on your death. If no will has been made, then the law dictates where your money and property will pass under what is as the ‘Intestacy Rules’. The Intestacy Rules may benefit family members in a way not wanted and in some situations the state could become the beneficiary of all that you own.
Whether or not it is your first, coming to talk to us about a will is also a chance to discuss whether inheritance tax is likely to be payable after you have died and what steps you may be able to take during your lifetime to reduce this tax. Also, you may want to protect your money and property for your beneficiaries. You may be worried about possible future care fees or you may have children from a previous relationship. Sometimes a ‘Trust’ can be included in your will to protect money and property after you have died.
It is always very important to make a will after you have been married or have entered into a civil partnership. Marriage or Civil Partnership automatically cancels any previous will you have made. Also, being divorced or ending a civil partnership will have an effect on the terms of any previous will you have made.
We will always discuss all the different issues arising when making a will in a clear way allowing our clients to make informed decisions on how best to express their wishes.
Our services include:-
- Taking instructions for wills in person;
- Attending in person to the will signing formalities;
- Discussing the impact of any Inheritance Tax and advising of any steps that can be taken to reduce inheritance tax; and
- Discussing what steps can be taken to preserve money and property; and
- Advising on special needs for disabled or vulnerable beneficiaries.