Private Client

Administration of an Estate, Lasting Power of Attorney, Making a will

Making a Will

Making a Will is the only certain way to look after and provide for your loved ones as you intend.

You can:

  • Decide who benefits from your estate
  • Appoint Guardians to look after any children that may be under 18 when you die
  • Appoint Executors & Trustees to carry out your wishes
  • Stipulate funeral wishes

Without a will the law directs who inherits, and those you wish to provide for may not benefit from your estate. Even if you already have a will, you should review it at least every five years and especially after a major life change such as moving house, having a child or getting married, divorced or separated.

We also advise on measures to ensure you don't pay greater Inheritance Tax than you need to.

How to make your will

Before your appointment:

  • consider who you wish to carry out your wishes. Executors can be beneficiaries under the will and often people appoint their spouse, civil partner or children as Executors
  • list the names and addresses of the people you wish to benefit in your will
  • provide details of your family and marital status
  • list all sources of savings and investments and estimate the total value of your estate
  • consider whether you have particular views in respect of your funeral and ensure your wishes are clear

Once completed we will store your original will free of charge and send you a copy for your records.

Seymours offer a sympathetic and friendly service in respect of making a will and can arrange a home visit if required.

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