Where there’s a Will, there’s a way
It’s a shocking statistic. 64% of adult Britons have not made a Will.
Should you die ‘intestate’ - without a valid Will present - you risk launching your family and friends into a legal minefield no-one wants to enter, particularly during such an emotional time.
What does dying intestate mean?
Dying intestate is when a person dies without a valid Will. If you do not have a valid Will in place when you die there are rules set by the State as to who your estate goes to.
This is usually restricted to immediate relatives. It will not take your friends or charities you might support into account, nor allow the proportion of your estate to be administered in the way you may have wished.
Relatives could face long legal battles in an attempt make your wishes known. It also complicating matters such as property sales and payment of outstanding bills.
Writing a Will may not be an enjoyable experience but it is necessary. Doing so will save a lot more issues for your loved ones long-term.
The Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS)
Finding the right Solicitor is also important. Unregulated will writers can cause as many problems as not having a Will at all.
Wallace Robinson & Morgan were one of the first Solicitors in the country, and the first in Solihull, to be awarded with the Law Society’s Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS) award.
This means all of our solicitors who draft Wills for our clients have been put through their paces by the Law Society, passing several exams in the process. Re-accreditation occurs on an annual basis so you can be sure we are up to date with the very latest in the law.
Take the first step today
For your own piece of mind and the sake of your loved ones, take the first step today in drafting a Will.
In the first instance, call for a chat with one of our WIQS qualified solicitors and let us put your mind at rest.
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