Making arrangements for those you leave behind in the event of death can be a daunting prospect, one which is often not given the attention required to secure your wishes. We know that making a will is a difficult subject for some people, largely because you either don’t want to think about it, putting it off for another day or you believe you don’t have much to leave. However, putting your effects in order is a sensible way to make life easier for your loved ones in the event of your death.
The reason many people contemplate making Wills in the first place is because they wish to minimise any potential Inheritance Tax liability, which would have to be paid and discharged by their executors/family on their death.
Inheritance Tax is relevant if you are leaving money to children, grandchildren and especially to an unmarried partner. It is therefore important for everyone to seek advice on Tax planning.
As an added benefit and for total peace of mind, Curtis Whiteford Crocker Solicitors can also register your will with a National Database, ensuring that your loved ones can quickly and easily locate your will at this most distressing time.
Wills may not be easy to locate after time due to house moves and new relationships etc., so this service guarantees that the details of where your will is located, can be found with one phone call.
At CWC Solicitors we often advise older people who have concerns as to who will manage their affairs if they become physically or mentally incapacitated, worrying about the impact the costs of care will have on their assets, particularly on the family home and this is an area that we urge you to come and talk to us about, as left alone it can cause extreme anguish for everyone involved.
We can advise on all aspects of wills, powers of attorney, trusts, tax planning, court of protection applications, asset Protection and estate administration.
The experienced team at Curtis Whiteford Crocker Solicitors will listen to your concerns, give clear & simple advice and produce appropriate legal documents that will protect those you love.