Reasons for writing a Will?
If you die without leaving a Will (intestate), your financial affairs may be chaotic and more complex than necessary.
Your money and possessions will not automatically pass to your next of kin; there are rules which limit how much family members inherit if their relative dies intestate.
Family members may have to be traced which can lead to long delays and unnecessary expense.
At present there is no automatic right to inherit the money and possessions of a common law spouse.
Unnecessary tax payable to the government can be avoided.
Existing wills should be received periodically, especially where your family or financial circumstances change e.g. marriage, divorce, birth of children or death of a close relative.
If you would like our wills solicitors to prepare a draft Will on your behalf for your approval please fill in our Will questionnaire form and we will contact you as soon as possible.
What Osbornes will do for you
When you return the Will questionnaire to us we will make a draft Will for you to approve and discuss with you any changes you want or any queries you have. We will suggest a face-to-face meeting if necessary and useful.
We will also notify you of any tax saving or relief possibilities appropriate to you. Lifetime gifts, pension and insurance policy nominations for beneficiaries and trusts can all provide enormous tax savings.
Our Wills Solicitors will also take into consideration and advise on any foreign property you own.
Finally, we make a Will for you to sign and make sure it is properly witnessed and send you copies for your records. Osbornes will also store the Will for you in our secure Wills safe at no charge.