Do you want to make sure your assets go to the people you want them to?
Do you want to make sure your children are looked after by someone you trust should you die before they are 18?
The only way to make sure of this is to write a Will. This important document should be drawn up after taking advice from a Will Writing expert. Bicester Wills & Probate offer a professional Will Writing service, designed to help you arrange your affairs in a simple, straightforward and cost-effective way.
It is important to have an up to date Will because:-
- Without a Will the Laws of Intestacy dictate who benefits from your money, property or possessions. This may not be the way that you would have wished your money and possessions to be distributed;
- Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless they have made a Will;
- Making a Will allows you to appoint people to look after your minor children if either one or both parents die before the children reach 18 years of age.
If you already have a Will but your circumstances have since changed, it is important to update your Will to reflect your new circumstances. For example:-
- if you have separated and your ex-partner now lives with someone else, you may want to change your Will;
- If you get married or enter into a registered civil partnership, this will invalidate any previous Will you have made.
We realise that legal paperwork can be intimidating. We aim to make things simple, transparent and cost-effective for you.
Call now on 01869 226760 or email email@example.com to make an appointment that’s convenient for you, either in your own home or at our office 10 Crown Walk Bicester Oxon OX26 6HY.
Wills – Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Will?
Why do I need an expert to write my Will?
Why should I make a Will?
Also, if you have any children, making a Will enables you to appoint guardians to look after them in the event of your death (if the other parent is unable to do so).
What can I say in a Will ?
Can I change my Will?
Where should I keep my Will ?
There is no formal requirement as to where a Will should be stored but obviously it should be kept in a safe place that is easily accessible. Bicester Wills & Probate can arrange a secure storage service which you can use to ensure that your Will is safe.
You should always make a copy of your Will (which should clearly be marked ‘copy’ on all pages) and make a note on the copy of where the original is kept.
Finally tell your executors where you have kept your Will and give them a letter of instruction regarding any matters that you do not wish to include in your Will.
Do not staple or attach this, or any other paperwork, to the Will in any way.
Do I need to tell anyone about my Will?
What happens if I don't make a Will?
What are executors and who is allowed to be one?
Should I appoint guardians for my children?
•You should appoint someone who is unlikely to be elderly or infirm by the time that your youngest child attains his or her majority.
•You should seek the guardians consent before you consider appointing him or her.
•Remember that if you are separated or divorced and the other parent has parental responsibility then the appointment of a testamentary guardian will not come into effect until the surviving parent dies.