If you die without a Will then your assets will be distributed in accordance with the statutory rules of intestacy to your closest relatives in strict shares and order of priority, which may well not be what you would have wanted. Your husband or wife will not necessarily inherit all your estate if you have children or other relatives. An unmarried partner or a stepchild would not be included as a beneficiary of your estate.
You might die with a Will that has not been reviewed for many years and no longer suits your personal or financial circumstances.
You may wish to shelter your assets from disappearing in care fees or protect your assets for your children whilst allowing your husband or wife to have the benefit of them during his or her lifetime.
The Revenue might take a bigger slice of Inheritance Tax than it would have done if you had sought professional advice and drawn up a suitable Will.
Our team of experienced and specialist lawyers is highly recommended in the Legal 500 Guide to UK Law Firms and in Chambers Directory.
We offer an efficient, personal and comprehensive service that takes you through the thought process necessary to ensure that your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes and in the most effective manner.
We will help you consider potential Inheritance Tax savings and other ways of protecting your wealth.
Please telephone us to discuss how we might be of help.
Alternatively, you can complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We would normally arrange to see you at one of our offices in Godalming, Guildford or Woking to discuss your Will with you but we are happy to arrange a home visit if this is more convenient for you.