Often making a Will is the last thing on your mind, but it is one of the most important things you will ever do.
A Will sets out who your money and property (your estate) will pass to after your death.
If you do not make a Will, your estate passes according to the statutory intestacy provisions, an often inflexible and unfair system. For example, if you are not married or in a registered civil partnership, your partner will not be entitled to receive anything under the intestacy provisions.
Through a Will you can:
- ensure that your money and property pass to who you want and in the way you want
- choose responsible executors to carry out your wishes
- include legacies to individuals and charities
- save Inheritance Tax and care fees
- ensure that your spouse or partner always has a home
- appoint guardians to care for your children and provide money for their maintenance
- give rights of occupation to adult children who are still living at home when you die
- ensure an inheritance for your children in the event that your partner remarries after your death
- secure the future of your family business
- provide for disabled children or other dependants
At Steeles Law we understand that your Will is probably the most important legal document you will ever sign, so it is vital that you are happy with its content. Our legal practitioners – who have many years’ experience and include Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) members – will take the time to get to know you and understand your needs.
“We felt a very friendly atmosphere.”
- Wills client