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Wills Services

A carefully drafted will can ensure that your family and your wealth are fully protected upon death.  Whatever your circumstances it is arguably the most important legal document you will make.

City Lawyers know how complex and emotional planning issues can be. We work hard to understand what is important to you and your family.

Why you should make a will?

  • A professionally drafted will gives clear legal instruction reflecting your wishes and helping you provide for family, dependants or a chosen charity
  • You can name the people you trust to carry out the wishes in your will, known as Executors.  Quite often a good choice is to appoint one professional Executor together with a family member.  We are happy to provide this service here at City Lawyers
  • You can name a guardian to care for your children if they are under 18
  • You can add a vesting age in your will so your children do not inherit too young, for example: “I give £150,000.00 to my son on reaching 21”
  • Inheritance tax can be saved with our expert advice and a carefully drafted will
  • The use of trusts can support vulnerable and elderly family members as well as protecting your children from events out of your control; bankruptcy, divorce and help reduce liability for care fees
  • A valid professionally drafted will can help avoid wills and probate disputes after you die

How we can help?

At City Lawyers before preparing your will we will meet with you face to face to carry out a full financial assessment of your assets and consider your wishes and family circumstances and needs.  If required we will also try and accommodate home visits.  Remember your will should be reviewed to take account of personal changes.

Inheritance planning involves more than making a will. We can guide you through other options such as lifetime gifts, family trusts as well as any related tax issues such as inheritance tax, capital gains tax, income tax and stamp duty land tax. Where necessary we will work closely with your advisors to help minimise the tax liability in your estate and to plan effectively for you and your family’s future.

What to do now?

Please contact us today on 01727 228 890 or email enquiries@city-lawyers.com

 

 

 

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