Wills

Making a Will is one of the most important steps that a person can take in their life – yet it is one that a staggeringly high number neglect to do before they die. 

The effects of not making a Will, known as Intestacy, can be unpredictable and often result in legacies and inheritances not going to those people to whom you would have wished. This is particularly so given the prevalence of second marriages and step families.

Making a Will can often be complex and there are fertile grounds for making mistakes. This is one of the reasons why DIY Will kits and non-regulated Will Writing firms are so discouraged, as one error in the drafting or execution of the Will can lead to quite unexpected, and often devastating outcomes, and can often lead to fall-outs amongst surviving family members.

Reviewing a Will is equally as important, and it is recommended that a Will is reviewed every 2 years (or whenever there is a change in your family circumstances), to ensure that it remains appropriate. This is to ensure that, where necessary, wills are updated to keep pace with changes in family life, such as births, deaths and marriages, which may affect how your current Will deals with your legacy. 

At Wadsworths, we have been helping the local community arrange their financial affairs since 1986, and presently hold in excess of 20,000 Wills in our Will Bank.  We have particular expertise in advising clients on how best to ensure that the right people inherit their estate when they die, as well as that the right funeral arrangements are put in place. You will also be safe in the knowledge that your Will has been drafted and executed by a firm of Solicitors, properly regulated and with particular expertise in this field.

Moreover, we are able to assist in providing advice in ensuring that clients’ financial affairs are managed in such a way as to minimise liability for Inheritance Tax. This will often be with the input of an external firm of Financial Planners.  For further information regarding Inheritance Tax, please click here.

The cost of a Will is kept deliberately low in the hope of encouraging as many people as possible make a Will, or to keep their existing will updated.

We also offer a free, no-obligation Will-Review service, where you can come and have a chat with one of our staff, to discuss whether your present Will ensures that your final wishes are still provided for. 

 

Prices:

Single Will – £275 plus VAT (£330)

Mirror Wills – £375 plus VAT (£450)

Single Property Trust Will – £375 plus VAT (£450)

Property Trust Wills (Mr and Mrs) – £750 plus VAT (£900)

Discretionary Trust Wills (Mr and Mrs) – £750 plus VAT (£900)

These fees include all consultations, advice, drafting and storage.

(*Prices correct as at 10 April 2024.  VAT is currently charged at 20%)

“We have used the services of Wadsworths Solicitors on a number of occasions and, without hesitation would strongly recommend the Company. We have dealt with Michael Wandsworth who is friendly, reassuring and professional. The whole process was speedy and completed to our total satisfaction. Thank you.”

Google Review, February 2024

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“Thank you Michael for your help in drafting my Will and being very patient when I wanted to make changes. The things I worried about, you sorted out with no fuss. Thank you again.”

Review Solicitors, February 2024

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“Aged 79 and housebound, I decided I needed to get my Will drawn up. I chose Wadsworths because they are local, and what an excellent choice it turned out to be. Prompt initial response, followed by contact with Michael Wadsworth who guided me through the procedure with expertise and empathy. The whole process, including signing at home, was completed in barely more than a month. I have no hesitation in recommending Wadsworth Solicitors.”

January 2024

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“Very professional company, all our queries answered most satisfactorily in an efficient, friendly and reassuring manner. We have no hesitation in recommending Wadsworths Solicitors for all legal services and requirements.”

Google Review, January 2023

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“My husband and I decided it was time to make a will. We saw Mike Wadsworth who was attentive, gave sound advice and listened to our not straight forward requirements. Thanks Mike. 👩🏾”

Google Review, February 2024

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Meet Our Wills Team

The Wills department is supervised by Michael Wadsworth (Director). 

Michael Wadsworth

Kelsi Jones

Wills and LPA Assistant

kelsi.jones@wadsworthslaw.co.uk

 

 

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