Signing a home-made will, without legal advice, is a false economy and creates a real risk that your wishes will not be honoured after your death. One striking example concerned an eastern European man who was penniless when he settled in Britain – but...
Wills Solicitors in Ashby de la Zouch & Tamworth
Writing a will is something that many people do not consider doing until their older years, and some put this off until it is too late, leaving their loved ones in a complex and distressing situation. At Fishers Dewes, our dedicated wills solicitors believe that it’s never too early to draft a will to protect your assets and have your wishes respected after you’re gone. With a broad depth of knowledge and a wealth of expertise, our will writing solicitors can assist you to make those crucial decisions that will benefit your family in years to come. So, while we can’t predict the future, we can certainly help you plan for it. If you would like expert advice on writing a will, contact our expert solicitors in Tamworth or Ashby de la Zouch today.
When it comes to will writing, Fishers Dewes wills solicitors provide a comprehensive service with a personal touch. Through our years of experience, we’ve learned that attaining an in-depth understanding of our client’s situation allows us to deliver tailored advice that meets their individual needs.
Writing a will is essential, especially if you have considerable assets, investments or you own a company. However, even if your assets are minimal, writing a will is still hyper important and even more so if you have children or a partner who rely on you financially. All too often, it is assumed that even without a will a surviving spouse or children of the deceased will automatically inherit the entire estate, however, this is not always the case. Without a will, the estate will be divided in a way that you may not agree with and there is even a possibility that children will be disinherited.
Caring for Elderly and Vulnerable Clients
We appreciate that it is especially important to treat older clients, their families and representatives, with additional consideration, by being both sympathetic and sensitive to any issues they may have. We endeavour therefore to ensure that our firm and all of our employees treat older clients, their families and their representatives with kindness, dignity and respect at all times. For more information please see our Older and Vulnerable Client Care Procedures.
Services we offer
When it comes to protecting your future, we can assist you with the following procedures:
- Estate Administration
- Court of Protection work
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Inheritance Tax Planning
Will & Estate Claims
Our Dispute Resolution team can also assist with claims against an Estate or Will (Contentious Probate).
When should I write a will?
Anyone above the age of 18 is able to write a will, however it is usually when a person makes a significant financial commitment, gets married or has children that they consider writing a will. While these life events can act as triggers to drafting a will, it’s completely up to you. We do advise that you seek professional legal advice from a wills solicitor to do so, as they will ensure you have covered all grounds and your will is legally valid.
What should my will contain?
Your will contains crucial information regarding how your estate will be divided between your family members or friends once you have passed. Included in this will be specific details of who will inherit your financial assets, your property and possessions after you’re gone. It can also include instructions for your burial and funeral, so long as these instructions abide by the law.
What is an executor?
Included in the will you should state who will be in charge of organising the estate. This person will be known as the executor of the will, and it is responsible for ensuring the terms of your will are carried out.