Are you left with questions regarding the process of writing up a will? Would you like to enlist the help of a professional to guide you through the process? Here at Andrew & Andrew we have a dedicated team of probate solicitors Portsmouth who are able to assist with offering advice, as well as support and guidance each step of the way.

What exactly is involved in writing up a will?

If you’re wondering what steps will need to be taken in order to draw up a will, our friendly team of probate solicitors Portsmouth are able to assist. It may be one of the most important documents that you will need to have in place during your adult life and it’s vital that it is done correctly. Your will undoubtedly has an impact on your family and the loved ones closest to you.

Unfortunately, death is one of those things in life that cannot be avoided as we will all leave this world at some point. We recommend to our clients to have a will in place early, so that when that time comes your family and friends are looked after and they won’t need to worry about the division of your assets wondering what your intentions or wishes were.

It’s a common misconception in life that you should have your will drawn up when you are of a certain age, but this is not true. You are able to draw up a will when you are as young as 18 years old. In fact, we advise having a will in place early on in life so you can be prepared for any situation. This way should you or a loved one fall ill or suddenly become incapacitated without the ability to state their wishes, your will has been completed and can come into effect.

Our probate solicitors Portsmouth are able to assist with any queries you may have and can help with legal documents along the way. There is also the option to create a living will should you wish to have that in place too. This document helps to state your wishes and will assist in having them put in place following your death.

What is involved in writing up a will in the UK?

If the concept of writing up a will feels foreign to you, fear not as we are on hand to answer any questions you may have and can assist you during the process. We would be happy to advise you along the way.

What do the laws of intestacy pertain to, following the death of a loved one?

Did you know that should a loved one pass away with no legal will in place there is a law that can help determine what will happen to their assets with reference to their next of kin? This is referred to as the laws of intestacy. If for example someone passes away and they don’t have a will in place and there are no children involved, their parents will be able to inherit their assets. If there are children the assets will be passed on to them following the death. In an instance where a loved one passes away and he or she was married at the time or involved in a civil partnership, the partner will be in line to inherit the assets following the death.