A will is a legal document that ensures you leave your money and possessions to the people you want to benefit from them. Making your will is probably one of the most important financial decisions you'll ever make. Dying without a will means you ‘die intestate’ which means that it's the state that decides who benefits from your estate, not you.
Many people put off making a will because they think it's too expensive or that they don't need to think about it until they're old, but life can be snatched away at any time, regardless of how old or healthy you are. So, if you haven't already thought about it, as long as you’re over 18 years of age, you’re never too young, too poor or too busy to make your will.
There are probably lots of questions you have about making your will, but here are some of the main ones we get asked:
How much does it cost?
If you don’t already have a will, you should consider getting one. By drafting your will, you’ll ensure your assets go to your loved ones and not the state.
The team at Russell and Russell are qualified will writers, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. We can draft your will from just £135 + vat for a single will and £190 + vat for a double, or mirror, will. And, should your circumstances change, we can also help you make alterations to your will.
Do I have to provide my own witnesses?
No, we can do this for you.
Will you visit me at home if I can’t get to your office?
Yes, if it’s easier for us to meet you at home or somewhere more convenient – at hospital for example - we can arrange it.
Who stores my will?
We offer a secure will holding service free of charge.
How often should I renew my will?
You should review you will whenever your circumstances change. For example, this may be after a divorce or in the event of the death of a beneficiary. Look at it this way; if you died yesterday, does your will reflect your intentions?