A Simple Will is suitable for people who have a straightforward estate. A Simple Will will appoint Executors to deal with your estate upon death and Beneficiaries. Your Executors will distribute your assets to your Beneficiaries after your death in accordance with your instructions in your Will. You may also wish to include things like funeral wishes in your Will although you should be aware that your Executors are under no legal duty to follow your wishes with regards to your funeral.
A Simple Will is not usually suitable for people with minor children, people who have children from a previous relationship, people who may have to consider the care of dependants with special needs or people with generally more complex Estates. All of these situations would normally require a Trust Will.
In some situations it may be necessary to complete other paperwork, especially where someone owns property as joint tenants - if this is the case a Deed of Severance is normally required as without one any joint property passes by the doctrine of survivorship and not according to the instructions in a Will this can be arranged at your initial appointment for a small additional fee.
What Do I Need to do Next?
The process of making a Will is extremely straightforward. Appointments are available on days and times that are convenient for you – including evenings and weekends.
The first appointment takes approximately 1 hour. During this appointment I will ask you questions so that I can gain and understanding of your estate and what you would like to happen upon your death. Once I have taken your initial instructions, I will then prepare your will in accordance with those instructions and send you a draft copy for approval. When you are 100% satisfied with your Will, I will then arrange a 2nd appointment to come back out and see you so that you can execute your Will. This appointment will take no longer than 30 minutes.
Call 01252 26 88 62 to arrange an appointment or email: firstname.lastname@example.org