What is the process for making a Will?

Making a Will is vital; it is the only way to ensure that your wishes are respected and the ones you care about are provided for.

But what exactly does making a Will entail and what will you be required to do?

Below the expert estate planning solicitors at Future Planning Solutions walk you through the Will writing process.

If you’d rather speak with a member of our dedicated team direct, call 01282 695400.

Initial preparation: make a plan

The first step to any Will writing process is to make an initial plan. This could include considerations such as:

  • What assets do you own?
  • Who do you want to inherit from your estate?
  • If you have children, who will you appoint as guardians?
  • Do you need to set up any trusts?
  • Do you want to leave a legacy to charity in your Will?

You should also consider who you like to appoint to carry out your wishes.

Known as an executor, this person or persons will have a number of responsibilities imposed upon them such as paying any outstanding debts and applying for a Grant of Probate. More information on the probate process can be found by clicking here.

Speak to a solicitor

Once you have made your initial plan, we would always recommend that you discuss your circumstances with a solicitor.

If you have a number of different beneficiaries, property abroad or children from different relationships, it is even more important that you seek professional help from a solicitor when writing your Will.

Remember, a Will is the only way to ensure that your wishes are respected.

Get your will written

Future Planning Solutions is a division of Farnworth Rose Solicitors, one of the leading law firms in Lancashire.

Every year we help hundreds of people prepare for the future. By instructing the expert Future Planning Solutions team, you can be confident that mistakes won’t be made and that your Will is being written by a legally regulated organisation.

You can read more about the dangers and common pitfalls of drafting your own Will here.

Signing and storing the Will

For a Will to be valid, you must sign the document in front of 2 independent witnesses who will then be required to sign the document also.

Equally important, you must store the Will securely so that it can be accessed when needs be. If you do choose to instruct a solicitor to handle your Will, you can have added peace of mind that your Will is normally stored in their safe custody.

Contact the Will writing solicitors at Future Planning Solutions today

To find out how the specialist Will writing solicitors at Future Planning Solutions can help you, book your free consultation today.

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