Writing a Will is something people tend to put off until a later date - we all know it needs doing but it’s not at the top of our list of priorities and there always seems like there’s plenty of time to get around to it.
It can be difficult facing up to the thought of no longer being around, ensuring affairs are in order and that those closest to us are going to be alright after we are gone. But not making a Will can lead to problems for loved ones at what is almost certainly going to be a tough, emotional time in their lives.
Making a Will is a way of ensuring your wishes are carried out in the way you want and offers clarity to your family and friends on those wishes, something that may not be clear if you die intestate (i.e. without making a Will).
The team at Lanyon Bowdler find writing a Will affords a peace of mind for clients who can be assured assets will be passed on as per their wishes. They can also be sure that this will happen in the most efficient and sensible way possible.
Our team will guide you through the whole process, helping and supporting you with professional advice that will ensure everything is carried out as you want after your death.
A Will typically includes the appointment of executors and trustees, the smooth transition of business succession, ongoing care and welfare of children and any funeral arrangements.
As your legal advisor acting in your best interests at all times, you may require us to prepare lifetime trusts, selling or gifting assets or any business interests and guide you through any tax issues which may arise.
Living arrangements and other family-related issues can prove difficult and complex. The advice of your specialist legal team at Lanyon Bowdler will focus on anything that may crop up and offer possible solutions to help you come to a decision.
We always strive to be sensitive and professional and can draft your Will, along with any other relevant paperwork, so your wishes can be carried out when the time comes. This may involve taking your beneficiaries through the thought processes that led you to the decisions you have made.
There may be particular reasons why you don’t want your estate to immediately pass to beneficiaries on your death and we will guide you in the areas of setting up trusts which will protect them and any inheritance. These reasons may include the vulnerability of the beneficiary, divorce, bankruptcy or a weakness for poor spending.
You will need to appoint appropriate executors and trustees. Lanyon Bowdler has a wealth of experience in this area and is able to take on this role, ensuring the best interests of your estate are safeguarded and dealt with in accordance with your wishes at all times.
Should you wish to appoint someone else in this capacity we will work with them, providing support and guidance in helping them through what can be an extremely difficult experience, making sure everything is carried out correctly at every step in the process.
Choosing Lanyon Bowdler means you can have confidence in your legal advice, faith in our pledge to always safeguard your interests ensuring your estate is handled correctly and in the way you have instructed.
Get in touch with the team by phone or use the online enquiry form and someone will be in contact with you directly.
Lanyon Bowdler have offices with expert teams of solicitors in Hereford, Bromyard, Shropshire, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy in North Wales.
We are one of the most recognised law firms in Shropshire, Herefordshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham and the Midlands. We are able to offer a wide range of pricing options including fixed fees and service level guarantees.
As a leading national law firm, we regularly assist clients all over the UK with writing a Will. We can represent you wherever you live in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.