Why Do You Need a Will?
- To make sure the right people receive what you want them to receive
- So that you get the funeral that you want
- Your children have the right guardian
If you are living with your partner and not married a will is essential to make sure your partner can stay in the house after you die and receives the money you want him/her to receive.
It is easy to make a mistake when preparing a will or getting it signed and witnessed. You will see in shops and on the internet “do your own will”. This saves you money, not much compared with the prices of our wills but it does save you some. If you get it wrong it will cost your relatives hundreds if not thousands of pounds to try and sort out the mistakes you may have made.
Many people believe if they die without making a will then all their estate will automatically go to their surviving spouse. If there is a large estate over £250,000 this belief is wrong and the spouse will only get part of the estate. So where the value of your estate is likely to be over £250,000 you must make a will to ensure your spouse gets the entire estate if that is what you want.
Quality and affordable wills and probate services by experienced lawyers.
We offer wills individually drawn by solicitors at fixed prices:
||£144.00 + VAT
|Wills for couples in identical or near identical terms
||£192.00 + VAT
Lasting Power of Attorney
A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legal document that lets a person (the donor) appoint one or more people to make a decision on his or her behalf when he or she is no longer capable of making such decisions. A private attorney can only be made when the donor has the mental capacity to make such a decision. Unfortunately it cannot be made when the donor has lost that capacity.
There are two types of Lasting Powers of Attorney. One deals with health and welfare and the other property and financial affairs. A donor can choose to have only one power of attorney to deal with just health and welfare or they might choose to have two to deal with both health and welfare and financial matters.
We can help you to not only complete the Power of Attorney(s) but also to register them with the Office of the Public Guardian. Such registration is necessary to make the Power of Attorney(s) valid. The Office of the Public Guardian charges a fee of £82 for each Power of Attorney.
We set out below our fees:-
|Power of Attorney – Single
|Power of Attorney – Double (both health and welfare and property and financial affairs)
|Mirror Lasting Power of Attorney
for two people (both health and welfare and financial affairs)