Making a Will

Our will writing services help you to plan for the future; ensuring that your assets go to the people, places or causes that you want.

Anyone over the age of 18 can make a Will and it is effective until you change the contents, destroy the Will, marry/remarry or enter into a civil partnership. Since 2007 new rules mean that the survivor of a marriage or civil partnership can benefit from up to double the inheritance tax allowance (IHT).

Even if you already have a Will, it may be out of date or invalid because of:

  • change in family circumstances
  • concerns regarding long term (residential/nursing) care costs
  • marriage
  • divorce
  • leaving foreign property in your will
  • guardianship and children
  • living together

Making a Will and updating it regularly ensures that changes in your circumstances are covered and avoids confusion and expense for those left behind.  It gives you the choice to:

  • safeguard your assets
  • decide who manages your affairs 
  • create trusts for your children 
  • nominate guardians for your children
  • benefit from tax savings
  • make a charitable gift
  • provide instructions for your funeral arrangements
  • ensure protection against claims

Contact Vanderpump & Sykes  for help in making an effective decision in an important area of your life.

Partners

Inderjit Ahitan
Partner
020 8370 2874

Solicitors and Legal Executives

Jan Neate
Chartered Legal Executive
020 8370 2873