A will is a legal document you create that sets out instructions for who will inherit your estate and what should happen after you die. It includes what sort of funeral you would like, how you would like your possessions to be distributed, as well as other wishes, like who should bring up your children, if you have them.
Sometimes known as your last will and testament, it’s a legally-binding document – but if you don’t prepare it properly, it may not be valid. You are free to write your will yourself, but if you have a complicated estate, or simply want help, you can enlist the support of a solicitor or expert will-writer.
As many as 60% of people don’t have wills, by some estimates. If you die without one, your estate will be distributed according to strict rules, meaning the people you care about may lose out.
Here at Trafford Lowe Funeral Services we are able to offer referral to a trusted Will writing partner who can discuss all of these issues, and then structure your instructions to match perfectly your concerns.
We are also able to provide a full Probate service for a fixed fee, we can help you to smoothly navigate some of the complex issues surrounding applying for probate using our legal partners particularly if it’s a larger estate and Inheritance tax is an issue. We also offer an advisory service and instruct on Lasting powers of Attorney.