My Legal Journey

Writing a Will

I am 25 years old and have recently bought a house with my partner, we would like to make a joint Will but we are not married.

A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign. A Will makes sure that whoever you care about most in the world is the person or persons who inherit your estate on your death. A Will must be completed when you are of sound mind and executors, guardians and beneficiaries will need to be appointed. An important point to consider is who will inherit your estate in the case that your beneficiaries die before you or with you.

At Clarke and Son all Wills are prepared on a fixed fee basis which includes a meeting to discuss your Will, concerns you may have and will advise you on the best way to proceed. The draft Will is then sent to you along with an explanatory letter which will lead us to a second meeting in order to have the Will signed and witnessed. For this document to be valid you will need two witnesses, who we can provide.

As part of our service we can also incorporate tax advice and planning as well as care fee planning. We advise you on the funding of care and through the financial assessment process, which is completed by the Local Authority. This includes advice when care is to be privately funded, deferred payment agreements and care home contracts.

When preparing for this meeting you should bring with you the full names and addresses of the persons who will be mentioned in the Will in whatever capacity, executor, beneficiary or guardian.  Along with our Fixed Fee service we also offer Free Will Health Check for clients who have Wills written by Will writers, Banks or DIY services as well as Free Will storage.

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