Preparing a Will
Did you know? Over 60% of UK adults have not made a Will*. A Will is the only way to make sure your wishes are recorded, and there’s so many good reasons for making one:
- You can decide exactly how your assets are shared out. If you don’t make a Will, the law will decide how your estate is distributed and in some cases the state could inherit your hard earned assets. In fact, in 2010 alone the Treasury gained £53m from people who died intestate – without a Will**.
- If you aren’t married or are not in a civil partnership your partner will not inherit automatically - a Will makes sure your partner is provided for.
- You can make provision for care of children under 18 and pets.
- You can state your funeral wishes.
- A Will can help make a difficult time that little bit easier for your loved ones.
- Most importantly, you can make sure that what you want to happen does.
Already have a Will?
It’s important to make sure it’s kept up to date. You may need to change or amend your Will if your circumstances change, for example a second marriage, additional grandchildren or if you receive an unexpected windfall.
Why choose Key Wills?
- Create a Will quickly and easily over the phone – no need for visits to expensive solicitors.
- For your convenience, everything is arranged by post and phone.
- A dedicated specialist will handle your needs from start to finish.
- We can set up a Lasting Power of Attorney at the same time as your Will.
- We’re members of The Society of Will Writers and follow their code of practice, meaning our specialists have all the knowledge and skills needed for professional Will writing.
Contact our specialists on FREEPHONE 0808 208 4012 for more information about arranging or updating your Will. Alternatively, request a call back from one of our specialists using the form on the right of this page.
*Unbiased.co.uk, Oct 2011
**BBC News Magazine, Oct 2011
These pages give a general overview of the issues surrounding estate planning and are based on our understanding of the current laws and tax regulation for England and Wales, which may be subject to change.