General Wills Advice

Writing a will is a crucial step in planning for the future and ensuring that your wishes are carried out as you intend.

What you Need to Know

Will writing is a process that requires attention to detail and sensitivity. 

Our dedicated team is here to provide you with the necessary guidance and expertise to navigate through this important task successfully. Whether you have complex assets or specific wishes, we are committed to ensuring that your will reflects your intentions and provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones.

Why Do You Need a Will?

A will is a legal document that outlines how your assets and estate should be distributed after your passing. 

Here are some of the reasons why having a will is essential:

Control and Clarity

With a valid will in place, you have control over who inherits your assets, property and possessions. It ensures that your wishes are known and followed, providing clarity to your loved ones during a difficult time.

Protection for Your Loved Ones

If you have dependents, such as children or a partner, a will allows you to make provisions for their financial well-being and care. You can appoint guardians for your minor children, ensuring they are looked after by the right people.

Avoiding Intestacy

Dying without a valid will means your estate will be subject to intestacy laws, which may distribute your assets in a way you didn’t intend. By making a will, you can prevent the application of these default rules.

Minimising Inheritance Tax

Proper estate planning within your will can help reduce the burden of inheritance tax, potentially saving your beneficiaries a significant amount of money.

Business and Asset Protection

If you own a business, property, or assets in various jurisdictions, a well-drafted will can help ensure a smooth transition of ownership and protect your investments.

Funeral Wishes

Your will can include instructions for your funeral or memorial service, allowing you to express your preferences and relieve your loved ones of these decisions.

The Will Writing Process

The process of making a will typically involves the following steps:

  1. Taking Instructions: You’ll meet with a dedicated Tann Law Will Solicitor to discuss your estate, assets, and your wishes. This initial consultation helps your solicitor understand your unique circumstances.

  2. Drafting the Will: After gathering all necessary information, your solicitor will prepare a draft will that accurately reflects your intentions.

  3. Review and Finalisation: You’ll have the opportunity to review the draft will, and any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure it aligns with your wishes.

  4. Signing the Will: To be valid, your will must be signed in compliance with legal requirements. Your solicitor can guide you through this process, ensuring that all formalities are met.

  5. Storage: Your original will should be stored in a secure location, such as a fire-proof safe at your solicitor’s office or another designated location. Copies should also be kept in an accessible place for your beneficiaries and executors.
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Why Choose Tann Law for Your Will Writing Needs?

When you choose us for your will writing needs, you can expect personalised service, clear legal guidance and accessibility to our solicitors. 

Our solicitors, with extensive experience in will writing and estate planning, ensure that your will is comprehensive and legally sound. We also emphasise the importance of reviewing and updating your will as your circumstances change over time, while providing guidance on tax efficiency and including funeral wishes. 

Trust us to handle your will with care and expertise.

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