Making a will
Astonishingly, more than half (58%) of UK adults do not currently have a will (source: National Will Register.) If you die intestate, or without making a will in the UK, you will not be able to benefit a charity or friends on your death – the law instead decides who inherits your estate.
We understand what a sensitive issue making a will can be. We will allocate a highly experienced will writing lawyer to take you through the whole process, giving you reassurance that your affairs will be taken care of properly after your death.
When you make or update your will it is important to take into consideration:
- Choosing the executors or trustees of your will.
- Appointing a guardian for younger children.
- Providing for those who are closest to you.
- How best to provide for those you love when you have children from a previous relationship
- Inheritance and other tax matters.
- Stating wishes for your funeral.
At the same time, as your family circumstances change, for example if relatives die, if you marry or divorce, grandchildren arrive, or grown-up children’s marriages do not work out, you should review your will. Our experienced lawyers will guide you through the process of writing a will.
Wills & Inheritance Tax Services
At Wollens, we understand that when it comes to choosing a solicitor, many people might think all law firms are pretty much the same. We believe we’re the best choice for you. Not just for advice on individual matters, but also as a long-term partner for all your legal affairs. Our team of specialists provide the full spectrum of legal services and
specialist expertise across all private matters.
We have nearly 160 of the brightest minds ready to advise you on everything from Agriculture to Acquisitions and Wayleaves to Wills (and just about everything in between). We have offices spread across 3 locations in Devon which means we are able to offer a comprehensive service with great local connections.
Our will packages
Your will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, and we believe that it should receive the care and attention it deserves. We are pleased to be able to offer you a number of will packages, we offer a bespoke service and also a range of fixed fee options. We have priced these to give you budgetary control and certainty over pricing, whilst meeting your wishes.
Bespoke Wills Service
Our Bespoke Will service option allows you to take as much time as you need to discuss with us your Will requirements, or allows you to bolt onto our packaged
services, to produce a Will which exactly meets your requirements. It includes all the advice you will nee
Order your free wills and inheritance tax services brochure here.
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Wollens is delighted to secure a number of rankings within the prestigious Legal 500 directory 2024 edition. The Legal 500 is the leading guide to law firms and solicitors in the UK.
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