Wills & Powers of Attorney
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Wills & Powers of Attorney FAQs
How do I make a will?
Our expert team will work with you to make your will and ensure that you are perfectly happy with the content.
There are a few ways we can do it:
By phone – call and speak to us
In person – come and speak to us at our offices
We recommend our postal service if your estate is relatively straightforward. However, if you have more complex requirements or would like to talk about tax-planning or asset protection options, such as setting up a trust, we recommend speaking to us on the phone or coming in to see one of our experts.
Call us today for an initial consultation on 0333 3445 548.
How much does it cost?
This depends on your requirements and the complexity of your estate. Standard wills offered cost:
- £220 for a single will
- £400 for ‘mirror’ wills (for couples – if your needs are similar).
For both services, there may be additional costs if your needs are more complex or you would like to meet with us to discuss your estate. Prices for this start from:
- From £450 for a single will
- From £800 for ‘mirror’ wills
- From £200 for codicils (an addition that explains, modifies, or revokes part of a will).
Larger and more complex estates will need more dedicated legal advice. For this, we ensure your wealth is structured in the most tax-efficient way, and we recommend coming into our offices to speak with one of our experts in person.
To set up an appointment in person or over the phone, call us on 0333 3445 548.
What should I consider when making my will?
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but some things to consider when making a will include:
• The value of your estate – inheritance tax (IHT) is generally due on anything over a £325,000 threshold (£650,000 for married couples and civil partners) once mortgage and other debts are deducted.
• A new IHT allowance of £125,000 may apply if you own a property and leave some of your estate to relatives like children and grandchildren.
• How you own your assets – if your property is co-owned with your spouse, the type of tenancy you have will affect whether they can continue to live there after your death.
• Who you want to leave your assets to (i.e., your beneficiaries)?
• Who you would like to be the executors of your estate?
• Whether some assets would be best placed in a trust for asset protection purposes.
These are important decisions to make, and you should seek legal advice to make sure your estate is structured in the best way for you and your beneficiaries.
Following the sad passing of my wife, my 82 year old Mother in Law realised she needed to make a Will. I looked around online and spoke to 3 solicitors in her local area and Radshaw’s made the best first impression. We weren’t let down. With my Mother in Law still in a very sensitive frame of mind following her daughters’ premature passing, Adela coped admirably with her unique character, state of mind and situation. With a sympathetic, understanding and patient approach, Adela gave highly professional and logical advice all the time, and we now have the Will in play. Highly recommended
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