Making a will makes sense
Did you know that over 70% of the UK population are dying without a will?
If you don’t get around to making a will and you die without one, it ends up being the law’s responsibility to sort out your estate. The law does not know the ins and outs of your relationships with your nearest and dearest, and it will decide who inherits and how much they get.
People you love may be entitled to nothing at all and people whom you have not seen in years or with whom you have active enmity may get large portions of your estate.
If you have a live-in partner to whom you are not married and relations whom mean very little to you, your beloved partner may get nothing and the whole lot could go to some niece or nephew you have not seen in donkey’s years. Or maybe you are single and have a cause close to your heart you’d like to receive a legacy. That won’t happen unless it is written down in a legal document.
If you die with no living relatives, your whole estate could go to the Crown.
The only way to make sure the right people get the right portions of your estate is to make a will with probate solicitors in Portsmouth. At Andrew & Andrew, we have more than 60 years’ experience as probate solicitors in Portsmouth, and we can help you make sure that your last wishes are written down according to the law so that they will be carried out.
We can help you make a will and alter any existing wills if your wishes have changed. We understand that relationships with family can often be complicated and we can help you draft a will that takes such issues into consideration. Perhaps there’s someone you really don’t want anything left to. Or maybe there is someone controversial you want to include in your bequests. By getting probate solicitors in Portsmouth to help draft your will, you make sure anything unusual is drafted in such a way to make it hard to contest.