A Will is an essential document that every person aged 18 and above should have.
However, we are aware that it usually takes time to get around to thinking about making a Will and it can be quite an intimidating prospect.
So, if you ever have any questions, our Will writing solicitors will be more than happy to help.
The Will Writing Process
Our Will writing solicitors start with a bespoke review of your personal circumstances and finances.
This enables them to advise you on tax liabilities and inheritance pitfalls that are often overlooked by firms that provide a basic, one-size-fits-all service.
They will then discuss your wishes in detail, to build the Will that is tailored to your needs, including specialised trusts where appropriate.
The team will ensure that your Will meets the legal formalities and, where possible, provide the witnesses themselves.
Our Unique Will Writing Service
Here at Monan Gozzett we take a sympathetic and pragmatic approach to Will writing.
We want you to feel as comfortable as possible and confident that your instructions will be accurately recorded and represented.
Therefore, with your consent, we will make an audio recording of the meeting and store that securely in our file.
The audio recording should reduce the possibility of successful challenges to your Will after your death. It usually dismisses any allegations that you were not capable of making a Will, or that you did not understand the consequences of your wishes.
The vast majority of solicitors only prepare an attendance note for their file, which is often the only evidence of the client’s wishes. We do not believe that is sufficient evidence, or the level of service you should expect.
Related Information - Will Writing Services
There are a number of services that our Will writing solicitors can help with, including:
- Powers of Attorney
- Care Home Fees Planning
- Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
- Deeds of Variation
- Probate/Estate Administration
- Court of Protection Deputyship
- Will, Trusts and Estate Disputes
If you would like to speak to a member of our private clients team about making a Will, you can contact them by phone on 0207 936 6329, Email or by completing our Quick Contact Form at the bottom of the page.
Frequently Asked Questions About Our Will Writing Services
How often should I review my Will?
There can be a sense of relief once you have completed creating a Will. But the document should not be seen as a one-off. We encourage you to form an ongoing trusted relationship with us by reviewing your Will regularly, which enables us to advise you of any changes to the law that affect your wishes. As each person’s circumstances change over time, it is rare that your very first Will would remain appropriate and suitable for the rest of your life.
What happens if I don't have a will?
If you die without a valid will, it means you have died "intestate." This means that property and any possessions (the estate) must be shared out according to certain rules, called the rules of intestacy.
By using our Intestacy Tool, you can learn:
- Who would inherit if you do not have a Will
- Who would be in charge of administering your estate
- Who could bring a claim against your estate because they do not inherit
Can you store my Will?
Yes, we will store your Will to keep it safe until it is needed. Our specialist storage facility ensures your Will is kept secure from the risk of theft, fire or water damage. It also means it’s easily accessed after your death, giving you peace of mind and making things easier for your loved ones. In addition to a physical copy of your Will, we will also securely store an audio recording of your meeting with us, outlining your wishes should any challenges be made.