Nobody wants to think about when they will die, but the fact of the matter is that we all need to take that journey someday. As much as we don’t want to think about it, it is very important to ensure that you have your wishes written down in a legal manner so that there is no confusion about your final say and what parts of your estate go where.
It can be an immensely stressful and confusing time for the people you have left remaining here, so the best gift you can give them is peace of mind knowing that your last wishes have been heard. If you do not write a will, your estate will be distributed in alignment with the intestacy rules. This may mean that property, possessions and assets may not be passed down to the people that you feel were most akin to you.
Solicitors in Portsmouth are able to provide you with the expert legal advice and documentation in order for you to effectively write up a legally binding will. We have over 60 years of experience in these matters and this can surely be used to your advantage.
We are a professional and down-to-earth team who enjoy listening to our clients so that we can provide them with the right advice. This gives our clients some peace of mind because they know that they are in control and they know what they are doing every step of the way.
By making a will, solicitors in Portsmouth are able to assist you in appointing executors and trustees that can help you in dealing with your estate. These should be people that you wholly trust and that can talk to freely about your opinions and wishes.
It can be a trying time for your beneficiaries and if they are none-the-wiser, they may be obliged to pay unnecessary tax on your estate. We can organise your financial affairs so that everything is in order, avoiding this unexpected blow.
It is worth knowing that wills are not always about money. If you have young children, it is important to write down in your will who the guardian should be so that there is no confusion. This will certainly minimise any potential conflicts as the words in your will are your final say which are to be heard and respected.
You can also specify funeral arrangements or what you would like done with certain personal belongings.
Writing up a will is a straightforward procedure and we ensure that each will is hand tailored to suit your personal requirements and style. We recommend you give some thought to the matter about what items are important to you and speak to us about how we can protect them and the lives of the people who matter to you the most.