Why should I pay a solicitor to do a Will, when I can just make a 'do-it-yourself' Will?
There are many reasons why it is worth paying to have a solicitor prepare your Will.
A poorly written or unclear Will can leave your executor without clear instructions as to how you want your assets dealt with, which can result in costly litigation. A Will written by an experienced solicitor will ensure that every forseeable event is planned for, whether it is your partner's death, a child's death, or indeed the birth of a child or grandchild.
If a Will fails to deal with all of the assets of an estate, the remaining assets fall into an intestacy, and your Executor will need to apply for Letters of Administration; a costly and time-consuming process, which could cost more than the estate is worth.
When a solicitor prepares a Will, they will record evidence about your testamentary capacity, which makes it harder for a disgruntled beneficiary to dispute the Will. Our notes can assist your executor to prove that when you made your Will, you considered all of the matters which need to be considered.
Our experienced solicitors can help you to ensure that your Will deals with your assets as you intend, and can remove unforseen consequences. We can assist with estate planning, which is particularly important in a blended family.
The question is not 'Can I afford to pay a lawyer to draft my Will?', but 'Can my children afford for me not to?'
Our discounted rates for simple Wills mean that whatever your situation, you can afford the peace of mind that a well-drafted Will provides.