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Wills & Wills registration

Only by making a Will can you be sure that, when you die, everything you own will pass to the persons of your choice. If you do not make a Will an unmarried partner will receive nothing at all under the intestacy rules, and a spouse or civil partner will not necessarily receive everything. Apart from unfairness, this can lead to expensive claims against your estate.

Wills also provide the opportunity to consider other important matters that will arise on your death including guardianship of your children, funeral wishes, provision for young or vulnerable family members and the payment of Inheritance Tax.

Review your Will

Even if you have a Will when was it last reviewed? Wills should be reviewed on a regular basis to take into account changes in legislation and also changes in your personal circumstances, for example your Will may have been revoked if you have married since it was prepared.

Have you registered your Will?

If we have prepared your Will, we can now register it for you and if it was written by us prior to 20th March 2018 it’s FREE! After this date there will be a small registration charge.

Why should I register my Will?

If your Will is deemed lost or indeed never written your loved ones and benefactors are exposed to potential financial loss and obviously additional stress.

If we prepared your Will, we will hold it safely, but we digitally record its location on the Wills register so that benefactors can always locate it when the time comes.

It is a fact that the majority of people (67% in a recent survey) would not know where to locate parents’ Wills. The passage of time, house moves, and new relationships are all contributing factors to this statistic.

How Do I Register?

Simply complete the form below to request that we register your Will today!

For any further information or advice please contact Alison Hall, or call 0191 232 8345.


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