Will Solicitors in Mansfield
Why you need a will
If you don't have a Will, you have no control over how your estate is distributed. Losing a family member is difficult enough and the financial strain can be overwhelming. Having a Will provides you with peace of mind that things will be taken care of, not only for you but your loved ones.
The benefits of having a will
A valid Will ensures that your assets are distributed to the right people after your death. These assets may include:
- Property including land and buildings.
- Money including bank accounts, savings accounts, ISAs and Premium Bonds.
- Intangible personal property including stocks, bonds, any businesses, royalties and intellectual property.
- Physical items, such as cars, art, jewellery, furniture and sentimental items.
To protect your family if the unexpected happens
Modern families can be complex and a Will is the only way to ensure that the people whom you want to receive your estate actually do.
- If you are unmarried but living with a partner, unfortunately your estate would not pass to your partner unless you have a Will.
- If you have a step-family then a Will is very important to make sure that they are included. Step children are not classed as your own and would therefore be left out without a Will to specify otherwise.
To protect young children
For many, having children is often the point when they start thinking about writing a Will. A Will allows you to appoint legal guardians, who would step in and have the legal right to look after your children if the worst should ever happen. Without a Will the government could decide this for you.
If you have family pets and animals, you may also want to specify what should happen to them in your Will.
Include funeral arrangements
By including your funeral arrangements within your Will, you can ensure that your wishes are met. You can specify whether a burial or cremation is preferred or maybe which charity you would like to benefit from any collections.
There are three types of wills available
A single will
This Will is suited to a single person, or someone in a relationship who has different wishes to their partner. It is important to remember that people who have no children or grandchildren may still have an estate. By having a Will, you can always choose where your estate goes whether it is a family member, friend or even a charity.
A Mirror / Joint will
A mirror Will or joint Will is tailored to a couple that has the same requests. This type of arrangement means that the surviving partner inherits their partner's estate. Once the surviving partner has passed away, the estate will be handed over to the beneficiaries named on the Will.
Why you need a solicitor to verify your will?
You may decide to write your own Will, however, it is crucial that your Will is legally binding or when the time comes it won’t be worth the paper it’s written on. The safest way is to instruct a Wills specialist who can ensure your affairs are handled correctly.
Why Choose Banner Jones Solicitors in Mansfield to discuss your will?
- Our team of Mansfield based solicitors will deal with your matter in a sensitive, personal, professional and uncomplicated manner
- We offer fixed-fee pricing with no hidden fees
- We offer free storage for life on all of our Wills
- We offer free registration onto the national Will register- Certainty
- We are one of the Top 500 Legal Law Firms in England & Wales
You can arrange an appointment to see one of our Mansfield wills & probate solicitors to take your instructions or this can be done over the phone/via post. We will need to see you to have your Will signed and witnessed.
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