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Single Will

If you are a single person, we can draft your will clearly outlining the following: -

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Appointed Executors

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Appointed Guardians

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Division of estate/assets

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Beneficiaries

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WHY YOU NEED A WILL 
Unless there is a valid Will in the event of death, the Law will decide how everything is dealt with and who will benefit from your accumulated wealth.  

Service Types:

CORRESPONDENCE SERVICE  
We will communicate with you via phone, email and post. You will receive: -

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Personal advice and guidance throughout 

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Free Will Registration with Certainty the National Will Register 

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Free Will Storage in our safe  

PERSONAL SERVICE 
We will communicate with you via phone, email, post and meetings, including witnessing the Will signing. You will receive: - 

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Personal advice and guidance throughout 

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Free Will Registration with Certainty the National Will Register 

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Free Will Storage in our safe  

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Witnessing

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Virtual and or face to face meetings

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF HAVING A WILL

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You decide what happens 

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You pick who will oversee everything (Executors)

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You pick who will look after your children (Guardians) 

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You pick who will receive everything and in what shares

MAIN ADVANTAGES OF USING A PROFESSIONAL 
Receiving advice on what suits your circumstances and what can be done to save Inheritance Tax or long-term care fees. 

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Bespoke drafting so that your wishes are followed to the letter

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Ensuring that your Will is properly executed and legally binding 

SINGLE PERSON – not married, no children 

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If parents are divorced, they will still have to share everything equally 

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Nothing passes to partners (it does not matter how long you have been together) 

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If there is no Will, everything will pass to parents or siblings or cousins etc. 

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If intending to marry, a statement can be inserted in your Will to say that marriage will not affect the Will

MARRIED BUT SEPARATED PERSON – not yet divorced
Until the divorce is finalised, a husband or wife will still inherit the assets regardless of how long they have been separated.  

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Any existing Will is still valid even after the divorce is complete, so even if the spouse can’t inherit, other provisions such as Executors and gifts may still need to change. 

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Trustees and Guardians may be necessary to look after your children 

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There may still be some joint assets, such as joint property, so the beneficial ownership may need to be changed from Joint Tenants to Tenants in Common  

MARRIED COUPLE 
A husband and wife should provide for each other to take advantage of full Inheritance Tax allowances 

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Trustees and Guardians will be needed for your children

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If there are children from previous relationships, trusts may be necessary 

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You may wish to protect funds from care home fees, a second marriage or Inheritance Tax which means a trust may be necessary 

UNMARRIED COUPLE – possibly first-time buyers 
Partners are not entitled to anything regardless of how long they have been together