Making a Will

Making your Will

Wills – Trigger Points For All Of Us

We all know that a Will is something we should all get around to but in reality it becomes one of those things that gets put way down the list of priorities unless something happens in your life to a family member, friend or colleague. We are here to help you, just like we have helped thousands of individuals, families and businesses over almost 30 years.

There are always trigger points in our customers’ lives, some are happy and some are obviously difficult. That is why we are here for them.

Some of the key trigger points to make you consider putting a Will in place, or updating an existing Will can include:

  • The birth of a child or grandchild
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Moving house
  • Death of a family member
  • Setting up a business
  • Someone in your Will dies
  • You inherit money
  • The size of your estate increases

We passionately believe that everyone should have their own personal Will put in place to ensure that what you have worked so hard for, passes to the people you decide at the right time.

A Will is the only legal document that allows you to state clearly who should be appointed as Guardians for your children. If only for that reason, surely every parent with children under 16 years of age should put a Will in place.

The vast majority of people put off making a Will, believing that the people they would wish to inherit will automatically do so or because they think having a Will drawn up is too complicated or expensive.

The reality is that without a Will, even the most seemingly insignificant assets may go to the wrong person or to the State. At Portcullis, we provide Will drafting services that are cost effective and presented in plain English so that the entire process is easy and seamless for our customers. Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for you and in a friendly, approachable way.

If you do not have a Will:

  • Minor children could be taken into care whilst Guardians are appointed
  • Your spouse or civil partner will not automatically inherit ALL of your estate
  • Common Law partners may not receive anything at all
  • People outside of your immediate family are unlikely to benefit
  • Lengthy disputes and delays are likely to prevent your beneficiaries from receiving the funds they need to settle your estate and benefit in the way you intend

Take control into your hands and contact us today.

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