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Will Writing Services

Expert Will Writing & Estate Planning Lawyers in England & Wales

The unpredictability of life underscores the importance of safeguarding the future of your assets and loved ones.  


At 360 Law Services, we take pride in our deep commitment to helping you articulate your wishes through meticulously drafted Wills. Beyond mere documentation, our services in Will drafting are designed to offer you complete peace of mind. A comprehensive and well-thought-out Will helps to prevent potential disputes, support the care of your beneficiaries, optimises inheritance tax, and ensures that your estate is divided precisely as per your intentions.  


Whether it’s your first Will or you’re looking to update an existing one, our expert solicitors are here to provide detailed advice tailored to your individual circumstances and needs. 

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    Our Will Writing Expertise

    Drafting & Updating Wills

    Drafting personalised Wills to ensure your assets are suitably protected, and your wishes are accurately met. 

    Trust Creation & Management

    Setting up Will trusts to direct the distribution of your assets, thereby safeguarding your accumulated wealth.

    Estate Planning

    Implementing effective strategies to minimise potential inheritance tax liabilities, ensuring the maximum amounts pass to your beneficiaries. 

    Probate Services

    Supporting executors in the efficient management of estates, ensuring the procedure aligns with all legal stipulations.

    Trustee Services

    Advising and guiding your Trustees in the proper management of Lifetime and Will Trusts to meet their obligations, minimise tax paid and benefit your intended beneficiaries.

    Contesting a Will

    Providing legal assistance if you believe that a Will may not genuinely represent the intentions of the deceased or have been entered into under duress or without capacity. 

    Estate Disputes

    Expert guidance in resolving contentions related to estate distribution or its management. 

    Our Will Writing Team

    FAQs - Will Writing Services

    What is the primary purpose of a Will?

    A will appoints the people who you would like to administer your estate (your Executors) and outlines how you wish your assets to be allocated upon your death, ensuring that your estate is divided as per your desires and helping prevent potential disputes.

    When should I consider updating my Will?

    It’s advisable to revisit your will following significant life events, such as marriages (marriage will usually revoke your will), divorces, the birth of a child, or significant changes to your financial circumstances.

    What are the consequences of not having a Will in place?

    If you die intestate (without a Will) in England and Wales, the law dictates the distribution of your estate, which may not be in accordance with your wishesIn extreme cases, where there are no family members, your estate may pass to the Crown.  

    If I make a new Will, what happens to my old one?

    When you create a new Will, it automatically revokes and replaces any previous Wills you have made, rendering them null and void. To ensure there is no confusion, it’s standard practice for the new Will to contain a clause stating that it revokes all previous Wills and codicils. After executing a new Will, it’s advisable to destroy any old Wills to avoid potential misunderstandings or disputes in the future.

    Can I meet with a Will Writing Solicitor face to face?

    Yes, we do provide office appointments for our Will Writing Services. However, these appointments need to be arranged in advance to ensure our solicitors are available to assist you. Additionally, for your convenience, we can also offer home visits. Some of our solicitors are even available during evenings and weekends upon request, ensuring that we can accommodate your schedule.

    How should I store my Will, and do you offer Will storage?

    It’s essential to store your Will in a safe, secure place where it won’t be lost, damaged, or accidentally destroyed. You can choose to keep it in your own storage, such as a home safe or with your bank. Alternatively, for added peace of mind, we offer a secure storage facility where your Will can be safely stored for a duration of your choice. There is a nominal fee for this service, ensuring your important document’s protection against unforeseen circumstances.

    Do I need to update my Will if my address changes, my child gets married, or there's a name change for someone mentioned in my Will?

    It’s not legally required to update your Will for simple changes like an address update. However, if there are significant changes in your personal circumstances, such as a beneficiary’s marriage or a name change, it’s recommended to review your Will to ensure its clarity and relevance. A beneficiary’s marriage may not directly affect your Will’s validity, but changing circumstances could alter your intentions on how your assets should be distributed. Always consult with a solicitor to determine if an update or codicil (an addition or supplement) to your Will is needed to reflect these changes accurately.

    What is probate, and why does it matter?

    Probate refers to the official legal process involved in administering the estate of a deceased individual, encompassing the clearance of debts, payment of tax and the appropriate distribution of the remaining assets. 

    Is it possible to contest a Will I find unfair or inaccurate?

    Certainly. The law in England & Wales offers specific grounds upon which a will can be contested, such as suspected undue influence, the testator’s lack of capacity or potential issues with the will’s execution.

    What implications does inheritance tax carry?

    Inheritance tax is levied on the estate of a deceased person. Astute estate planning can be instrumental in reducing its impact.

    What does it entail to die intestate?

    Dying intestate is the term used when someone passes away without a valid will in place. Here, the estate gets divided following the rules of intestacy specific to England and Wales.

    What's the difference between a Will and an LPA?

    A Will specifies how your assets will be distributed after your death, whereas an LPA allows you to designate someone to make decisions on your behalf, during your lifetime, either immediately or should you lose mental capacity.

    How can establishing trusts assist in my estate planning?

    Trusts are legal tools that enable more nuanced control over asset distribution. They can be key in protecting your wealth, minimising inheritance tax implications, and catering to specific stipulations, such as ensuring the well-being of a disabled beneficiary.  Trusts can be set up during your lifetime or by Will.

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