Last Will & Testament

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Why should I make a Will?

If you die without making a Will, you become what is known as ‘Intestate’ and your estate must be shared out according to the rules of ‘Intestacy’.

Within the complex relationships of family life, to leave your loved ones Intestate is less than ideal. This may cause family members and others to miss out on your actual wishes, causing animosity and complex problems for those left to have to deal with your estate.

Resolution of these problems also comes at a cost with at times, significant professional fees being deducted from your assets.

The rules of Intestacy provide for a set order of who can inherit from your estate, essentially the highest surviving partner within the list below shall inherit in this order:

1. Civil partner or Spouse;
2. Children / Grandchildren;
3. Parents;
4. Brothers and Sisters;
5. Grandparents;
6. Uncles and Aunts.

IN THE EVENT NONE OF THE ABOVE SURVIVE YOU, YOUR ESTATE WILL GO TO THE CROWN AS NONE OF THE FOLLOWING ARE PROVIDED FOR IN THE INTESTACY RULES TO BENEFIT IN YOUR ESTATE;

  1. Unmarried Partners or Cohabitants;
  2. Common Law Spouses;
  3. Ex-spouses;
  4. Stepchildren or Stepparents;
  5. Friends.

WE SHOULD ALL MAKE A WILL IN THE EVENT:?

• You are Married.
• Own property or assets.
• You have a long-term partner.
• You have entered into a civil partnership.
• Children or dependents are reliant on you, or simply wish to leave something a charity or to a person whom is not a family member.

IN THE EVENT YOU DIE WITHOUT A WILL, YOUR ESTATE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTESTACY RULES.

THESE RULES RARELY DISTRIBUTE YOUR ASSETS IN A WAY THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WISHED YOUR MONEY AND POSSESSIONS TO BE DISTRIBUTED.

Example, unmarried partners and partners who have not registered as a civil partnership cannot inherit from your estate unless there is a Will, so your death may create serious financial problems for your surviving partner.
If you have children, you will need to make a Will or Trust so that arrangements for the children can be made if you or/and your partner dies.

Example, unmarried partners and partners who have not registered as a civil partnership cannot inherit from your estate unless there is a Will, so your death may create serious financial problems for your surviving partner.
If you have children, you will need to make a Will so that arrangements for the children can be made if you or/and your partner dies.

WHEN YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES CHANGE RENDERING YOUR PREVIOUS WILL INVALID, IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU AMEND OR MAKE A NEW WILL TO ENSURE THAT YOUR MONEY AND POSSESSIONS ARE DISTRIBUTED ACCORDING TO YOUR WISHES.

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“Having recently been divorced I was aware that my pervious Will was void.
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- Chris, Cheshire.

"Having been separated but not divorced for sometime, it dawned on me that I needed to make a new Will and power of attorneys granted to my brothers for health and wealth.

Following a leaflet, I received, I contacted Teresa to discuss my requirements. 

Notwithstanding my relatively straightforward position, as my circumstances had changed, without a new Will my old Will of 2005 would have been effective, which did not accord with my latest wishes. 

Teresa made the whole process very straightforward; I would recommend her services strongly."

- Mark, Knutsford Cheshire.

"We contacted Teresa at Wills Attorneys & Trusts following a recommendation as we are now both over 65 and wished to create a living trust for our peace of mind for our children as also one of our children is vulnerable.

Teresa was of great assistance attended our home when convenient for us and explained the process and the benefits of the trust clearly to us.

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- Susan and Trevor, Hale Cheshire.

We have been together for over 20 years but remained unmarried by choice. During this time we have accrued equity in property, however, we realised recently that there are inheritance tax issues if couples remain unmarried and have not registered a civil partnership.

On the advice of Teresa we are now registering our status as civil partners and have made Wills in contemplation of our new status and dealt with our power of attorneys for health and wealth.

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-Sandra and Jim, Northwich, Cheshire.

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