21st April 2020 In Blog

Should I make a Will?

A Will is a legal document that establishes how your money and assets will be distributed after your death. Writing a Will gives you control on who will benefit from your possessions, protecting your wishes and the future of your loved ones.

Many tend to put off writing a Will for many reasons, thinking they are not old or sick enough, or simply to save money. However, life is unpredictable, so we encourage everyone to have a Will in place, regardless of their age. Making a Will can also save your family money, time and potential disagreements. It is important to remember that if you die without a Will (or “intestate”), your assets will be divided under the Governments Laws of Intestacy. This means that your assets and possessions will be distributed in accordance with Government rules and not necessarily in accordance with your wishes.

We understand that making a Will can involve extremely difficult financial decisions. Our friendly team is happy to assist with any doubts you may have in regards to making a Will. Find below our answers to some frequently asked questions.

How much does a will cost?

Our Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning team at MWG Solicitors are qualified Will writers with years of experience helping clients draft Wills tailored to their needs.

We can draft your Will from standard rates of £300.00 + VAT for a single Will, or £500.00 + VAT for a mirror Will.

– LIMITED TIME OFFER –

Due to the current climate, we will be reducing our Will writing fees to £150.00 + VAT for a single Will.

Will you provide witnesses?

Due to COVID-19, for our safety and yours, we are restricting physical meetings and during this time we will not be able to provide witnesses. However, we will advise you of who can and cannot be witnesses on your Will.

Do I need to visit your office?

During the current lockdown, we are restricting physical meetings arranging telephone and video appointments wherever possible.

Who stores my will?

Should you choose us to be the executors of your Will, we provide a secure will holding service, free of charge.

How often should I update my will?

We recommend reviewing your will whenever your circumstances change, with a divorce or the death of one of your beneficiaries, for example. This will ensure that in the event of your death, your Will will still set forth your wishes accurately.

If you wish to write or update your will you can call us on 0161 835 2446 or contact us online.

 

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