Why do you need a will?
If you do not have a will, the law determines what happens to your assets.
Normally up to £250,000 passes to your spouse. Anything above this amount is divided equally among your children. If you do not have children the law determines who receives your assets. This can leave out people you would otherwise wish to provide for. A will is especially important if you have children under the age of 18 because you can nominate a guardian to take your place in the event of your untimely death. If no provision is made for guardianship and both parents die, the court will decide who looks after any surviving children. A will also enables you to set up trusts to hold assets for young children until they reach the age of 18. Finally, it lets you determine what happens to your body after you die.
Your will is the legal expression of your final wishes.
Why make a professional will?
Would you purchase a house without consulting a solicitor? A will is the final major disposition of assets that you will make, covering absolutely everything and anything you own. If you draft a will without a professional service you risk it being ineffective or leaving gaps. Anything not covered in the document passes under intestacy laws on your death. A professional service will ensure that your will is legally valid and has the effect you intended.
Can I later change my will?
You can amend or replace your will at any time. In fact, it is a good idea to review it periodically. This is especially important if your marital status changes. Marriage normally revokes past wills.
What can Notary Express do?
We provide expertise with care. At Notary Express we will listen to your circumstances and assist you to create a bespoke will. This will govern according to your wishes what happens after your death. We shall advise with empathy and understanding how to make the document legally effective and seal it in our professional capacity. Your will is presented to you on premium, high-quality paper and we retain a copy in our records in perpetuity for proof of its authenticity if this is ever questioned.
Contact us - we can also provide HOME VISITS
For free initial advice on how we can facilitate the creation of a will for you, please contact us on 03333 122 221 or by email at email@example.com
We can also attend on you providing a service to visit you in your home or hospital.
Notary Express is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (633433).