“Does dementia stop me from making a Will?” It’s a question we often get asked, along with dozens of similar queries on behalf of more…
Our experienced team has a wealth of knowledge in preparing a range of Wills, from the most straightforward to those involving complex trusts.
As well as drafting new Wills, we can also review your existing Will to make sure it reflects your wishes, complies with legal requirements and minimises potential tax liabilities.
The importance of writing a Will should never be underestimated. As well as choosing who will receive your property and belongings when you die, you can nominate an executor of your Will to deal with your estate, appoint guardians to care for your children and specify your funeral arrangements.
By making a Will, you’ll also relieve your family of having to make important decisions at a stressful and distressing time for them.
When is the right time to make or update your Will?
Many people put off making a Will as they believe their estate will automatically pass to their surviving spouse, but this isn’t necessarily the case and your assets will be distributed according to intestacy rules instead.
In fact, writing a Will is the only way to ensure that your possessions go to those you really care about.
If you need to write or update your Will, or you want professional advice about dealing with the affairs of someone who has died, you can speak to our Will and probate solicitors in Bristol.
When is the right time to write or update your Will?
There's never an ideal time to write your Will, but there are some life events that will trigger the a need for one.