No one likes to think about what may happen when they are no longer here, but unfortunately it is a fact of life and having a Last Will & Testament (Will) helps ensure that you decide what happens to not only your assets, but also your dependents, when you are gone. Let us help you with making a will in Grimsby, Cleethorpes and the surrounding areas of Lincolnshire.
We recommend you, or a family member, no matter what age, don’t wait until it is too late to get everything in order. If the unthinkable does happen, having a Will in place avoids unnecessary costs, delays and stress for everyone involved. If you would like to take advantage of our legal services, contact our Cleethorpes office today for a quote.
Why do you need to make a Last Will & Testament?
- Choose who you wish to inherit your assets. It could be family, friends or even a charity
- If you have children aged under 18, a Will allows you to decide who will look after your children if you weren’t here
- Name those people you trust to distribute your assets and carry out your wishes (your executors)
- Minimise inheritance tax (death tax) paid by your loved ones
- Avoids assets moving away from the family, e.g. in the case of divorce or re-marriage of a beneficiary
Here are some common myths surrounding Wills
The idea of a ‘common law marriage’, if a couple have lived together for a number of years, is not legally enforceable and only by a Last Will & Testament, can you ensure your partner inherits as you wish.
We all hope for a long life but tragedy can strike at any time and if you are over 18 and have assets such as a house, savings and especially if you have children, it is important to think about securing their future, and you can only do this through a Will.
The cost of setting up a Last Will & Testament with Blow Abbott Legal Services depends on the complexity of the Will. Starting from just £130 (plus VAT) for a single Will and £200 (plus VAT) for mirror Wills. A typical Will instruction takes around an hour and then within two weeks we will draft and sign it off.
While there are do-it-yourself Will kits available, especially online, which promise a cheap price. A Will is a legal document, and like any legal document the power of it is all down to how robustly it has been drafted. If errors are made it could be invalid, be open to challenge or cause costly delays in probate.