Guidance on How to Make a Will

Wills and Probate solicitors dealing with Making a Will in Dorset

Coles Miller cannot stress enough the importance of making a Will. At the last count, a staggering 75% of people die without having made plans for the future of their property or possessions. Whilst many think that they will automatically go to their next of kin, it's unfortunately not that simple.

Whatever the size of your estate, you should always leave a clear and legally binding statement of your wishes. Making a Will is the only way of guaranteeing that your wishes are respected after you have passed away. We can discuss with you the best way of ensuring that your intentions for your property, possessions and investments will be carried out should the worst happen to you. We believe your Will is one of the most important documents that you will ever sign and should be dealt with by specialist lawyers. Let us guide you on how to make a will, we advise you on:

  • Appointing executors and trustees to deal with your assets
  • What provisions you need to consider for your children
  • The best structure for your Will so as to minimise the amount of Inheritance Tax that will be payable on your estate
  • What to do if you hold joint property or have a pension plan that pays death in service benefits

In addition to preparing your wills, we are able to offer an executorship service. Whereas you may have family and close friends with the time and expertise to carry out the functions of an executor, many people do not. We are happy to accept appointments as executors either as a firm, as individuals within the firm, or jointly with your friends or family.

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