Will Writing

Attwells Solicitors believe that everyone should be able to access legal services. We want to break down the barriers to accessing assistance from a solicitor to help you to do this whilst ensuring you still get the best legal advice and Will drafting there is to offer.

Making a Will enables you to set out your funeral wishes, appoint executors (the people who will deal with things for you once you have died) and appoint guardians if you have young children.

Your Will also enables you to set out who will inherit from you. If you do not have a Will or your Will is invalid for some reason., the government rules of intestacy will apply.

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The Top 5 Considerations When Writing a Will

  1. Who should inherit what. Are you leaving specific items and if so, have they been adequately described?
  2. Can you leave your assets freely? If you own an asset such as property or a bank account, jointly with others, you may not be able to control who will benefit from that asset when you die.
  3. Should you have replacement beneficiaries? If one of your beneficiaries has died before you, what happens to the gifts you made to them?
  4. Is there anyone you do not want to inherit? Do you understand who may have a claim on your estate?

To help you with this, Attwells have created a useful guide and questionnaire. You can download and complete this via your PC or mobile device. Alternatively, you can request a copy to be sent to you when booking your appointment.

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Will Writing Services Near You

Attwells believe this is achieved by being transparent with our pricing so you can select the best Will to fit your personal circumstances as well as your budget.

Please see below a summary of the Wills available and what is included. Scroll through to find out more about each product and to proceed to create your Will.

Please note all prices are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate at the time of us providing the service.

 

 

Simple

Complex

For a single person

Was £235 now £125 for a limited time only

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From £500

For a mirror Will*

Was £400 now £250 for a limited time only

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From £800

Initial meeting with a Lawyer

Prepared and Checked by a Lawyer

Home visit (if needed)*

+£100

Letter of wishes (if needed)

+£75

Advice on Care Home Fees

+£50

Inheritance Tax Advice

Advice on Protecting Assets

Advice on people making claims against your estate

Advice on people making claims against your business estate

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*For Married Couples: This assumes the Wills are made on broadly the same terms as each other.  Otherwise each Will is treated as a single Will.

*For Home Visit: A home visit is for us to come out to you whether this is at your home, a hospital, a hospice or any other venue you require.  This is to be within 10 miles of your chosen Attwells office otherwise a meeting further afield can be agreed at an alternative price.

What should I expect?

Once you have completed your questionnaire, you will pay online.

We will then make a welcome call to you to introduce ourselves and within 7 days of submitting your form, you will receive electronic copies of your draft Will from us.

Once you have approved your Will, we will send an electronic copy to you with instructions on how to sign your Will.  In order to ensure that it has been signed correctly, we would ask that you return it to us so we can check this for you.

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Completing your Will remotely is easy

Writing a Will remotely enables you to set out your funeral wishes, appoint executors (the people who will deal with things for you once you have died) and appoint guardians if you have young children.

Your Will also enables you to set out who will inherit from you. If you do not have a Will or your Will is invalid for some reason., the government rules of intestacy will apply.

 

  1. We will arrange for you to have a telephone and Skype meeting with one of our Private Client solicitors, prior to which your payment would be required and you would also need to send us a copy of your ID. During the telephone or Skype meeting we will discuss with you your wishes and the best course of action to protect you and your family*. 
  2. Our solicitor will then prepare your Will and send it to you in the post with clear guidance of how to sign it. 
  3. Once your Will is signed your Will is then a legally binding document. 

* There may be occasions when unfortunately we have to question capacity or if a Will is being made under duress. In these rare circumstances a phone interview may not be appropriate.

The same process can also be applied to Powers of Attorney also known as LPAs. A Power of Attorney allows a chosen person to make decisions regarding your finances, health and Welfare. 

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