Importance of having a Will
An unbelievable 2 out of 3 people will die without making a Will. And for many of those that have made a Will, their Will could be so out of date by the time they die that it will no longer reflect their true wishes.
Many people believe that their estate will automatically pass to their family when they die, but this is not always the case and will depend upon their circumstances. In the absence of a Will, the law sets out who is entitled to the estate and this is known as the “law of intestacy”.
No matter how wealthy you are, you should have a Will stating what you want to happen when you die. With second and subsequent marriages becoming more common, it is essential that you consider what may happen on your death.
You should also consider who you would like to deal with your estate on your death (your Executors) to ensure your estate is distributed as you wish.
And most importantly of all, if you have children under 18, you should consider who should bring them up if you were not here to do so. In the absence of an appointed guardian, the courts will be left to decide who looks after your children.
So, if a Will or an update to your Will is what you’re after, simply call us today on 01332 226126 or email email@example.com
About Flint Bishop
Flint Bishop’s Wills & Probate team is one of the largest in the Midlands and we provide advice in respect of Wills, Probate, Estate Administration, Intestacy, Deeds of Variation, Care of the Elderly, Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection applications and Trusts.
We also handle strategic tax planning and probate matters for both non UK domiciled clients with assets in the UK and UK domiciled clients holding assets abroad.
All of our members of staff are experts in their field and three members of the team are Trust and Estate Practitioners. They have all passed all of the prestigious Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) exams. Four members of the team are also fully accredited members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).
Our Wills & Probate team also support the Alzheimer’s Society and all of our team are ‘Dementia Friends’, with two members being ‘Dementia Friend’ Champions. The team has also recently become a member of the Dementia Action Alliance and staff members attend regular local meetings.
- Will Disputes & Contentious Probate
- Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Court of Protection
- Inheritance Tax Planning
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How to contact Flint Bishop
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