Capper & Jones Solicitors
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Tel: 01352 752020
Fax: 01352 756967
Authorised and Regulated by Solicitors Regulation Authority
SRA Number: 00047132
VAT No: 161 2915 79
Old Bank Chambers
1 King Street
Our specialist solicitors have extensive experience in preparing Wills to cover all circumstances. See our prices on our fixed prices page. Our prices include the Will being registered on the National Will Registry.
There are many different reasons to make a Will: to save Inheritance Tax, to appoint a guardian for a young child, to sort out funeral arrangements or to set out your intentions if you think family members may not agree. Whether you have a complex estate well over the Inheritance Tax threshold (currently £325,000) or whether you simply want to make sure certain belongings go to certain people, we can make a Will to suit you.
Ask yourself the following:
If you answer "yes" to any of these then you need a properly drafted Will.
What should I include in my Will?
You can choose who carries out your wishes (your Executors). You can set out whom you wish to benefit from your estate and in what proportions. You can benefit charities if you want. A Will provides certainty as to what is to happen to you and can give guidance to your views on organ donation. This can be of much help to relatives at a difficult time.
How often do I need to change my Will?
It is advisable to review your Will generally every five or six years. There may be many reasons though which mean you should review your Will. You may have married since you made your last Will (in which case your Will may actually have been revoked) or you may be divorcing or separating. You may have children or more children or grandchildren now and want to include them in your Will. Your wealth may have gone up and Inheritance Tax could affect you now. If you need to alter your Will you should seek legal advice. We can recommend whether you need a new Will or simply a Codicil. You should not attempt to alter your own existing Will or attach anything to it. This could cause your Will to be void or give many problems to your Executors.
Below is a checklist of when a codicil can be made:
A new Will would be required if:
Your codicil needs to be attached to and stored with your original Will.
Can I write my own Will?
You can try, but many of the problems encountered with Wills often come from "home-
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