Here at Dickinson Parker Hill, we help our clients to get their Will in place as quickly and easily as possible, advising you on the ideal legal options for you to protect your family’s financial future.
In simple terms, a will is a legally-binding document that allows a person, or couple, to define their choices as to how their property and other assets should be distributed at the time of their death.
The document can also name one or more persons, the executor/s, who will be responsible for managing their estate until all assets have been distributed as requested.
Our specialist Wills and Probate solicitors offer invaluable advice througout the process. We can advise on a range of Inheritance Tax and Trust matters if you get in touch.
If you die without leaving a valid Will then your estate will pass in accordance with the Intestacy Rules. This could mean that your estate ends up in the hands of distant relatives, who you may never have even met. If no relatives can be found, your estate could end up in the hands of the Crown.
This is the main reason why you should be looking for will solicitors right now. Having that safety net that ensures your assets are left with the loved ones and family members that you want them to be left to, rather than being left in the hands of the intestacy rules.
Depending on your personal circumstances, we can offer advice as to which type is best as you begin writing a Will. We can help you set up single Wills, Mirror or Living Wills, as well as Wills with donations to charity.
Your Will is specific to your unique circumstances and needs, catering for those in situations such as:
Our fees for Wills start at £180 plus VAT for a single Will and £260 (plus VAT) for a couple.
This covers, what we would consider, straightforward Wills. It may well transpire that, after discussing matters with us, you decide to put other measures in place. We will advise you of any additional costs before proceeding and explain the legal and financial benefits of implementing such measures.
As we mentioned above, we can provide Will writing services to both individuals and couples. We offer a bespoke Will writing service for our clients.
We do not have a ‘one size fits all’ approach to Will writing, we would rather sit with you and look at your estate in some detail in order to find the best legal and financial fit for your exact circumstances.
We also offer a free Will storage facility for our clients and home visits can be arranged. You should always seek the advice of a qualified and trained solicitor when considering a Will.
We have been advising the people of Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Wigan, Parbold, Burscough, Formby, Southport and throughout Lancashire, Merseyside and nationwide for over 200 years in relation to Wills.
Our specialist Will solicitors will be able to help you with your legal requirements. Our Wills and probate solicitors are in the best position to offer you expert legal advice and guidance. The Will writing service offered by Dickinson Parker Hill is grounded in a wealth of experience within this field.
If you carry out even a short search online, you will no doubt find all sorts of services offering to help you write your own Will for a cut-price rate. This is nothing new, there have been people advocating for self-written Wills for generations, on everything from a notepad in the family office to the back of a napkin, but the prevalence of such suggestions has definitely increased in the internet age.
Personally, we would always advise writing your Will with a legal professional. Not only does this make sure that the Will is legally robust when it comes to being challenged by potentially unhappy parties, but it also allows us to explore a range of legal and financial guidelines that can protect your financial assets and ensure that your intended recipients receive as much of your estate as possible.
This offers far more financial benefit in the long run than saving a small amount of money by putting in place a Will without the benefit of expert legal guidance.
Here at Dickinson Parker Hill, we understand that many people will look to update their Will at some point, whether due to changing financial circumstances, altered family dynamics, or any other reason.
In addition to writing new Wills for our clients, we can also provide Will update services, both to existing clients and to those who first had their Will written elsewhere. We’d be happy to speak to you about this in more detail.