Writing a Will

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It is important to make a Will to ensure your assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes upon death. There are strict formalities which must be observed to ensure a Will is valid, and many intricacies involved in the preparation of a Will to ensure it is effective and your wishes are met.

Will Writing Services in East Sussex

Hart Reade are solicitors in Eastbourne, Hailsham, Polegate and we now have office in Meads, Eastbourne for even more convenience. We offer will writing services in East Sussex and the surrounding areas. We will meet with you in person to discuss your personal circumstances and what you wish to achieve in your Wills. We then provide comprehensive advice including, if required, advice on Inheritance Tax planning and simple Trusts within your Will, in order to best achieve your aims.

When making a Will there are many things to consider, including specific gifts of individual items and possibly sums of money to charities, friends or family, before deciding how the remainder of your assets are to be distributed. You also need to think carefully about who are the appropriate people to appoint as your Executors, or Guardians for your children. We provide you with a Will Questionnaire for completion prior to the first appointment and will guide you through the process, listening carefully to your wishes and providing you will the appropriate advice and options.

We will provide you with an estimate of costs at the first meeting which will depend on your individual circumstances and whether Trusts or Inheritance Tax advice is required.

Do I need a Will?

Failure to make a Will can not only lead to unexpected results, but cause much heartache and unhappiness for those who survive you. There is a great reassurance to setting out your wishes plainly within a Will.

If you die without a Will, or leave a Will which is incomplete or invalid, the Intestacy Rules will apply which could result in your Estate passing to distant relatives who you would not wish to benefit. “Common Law” partners are not recognised in law, and for married couples it does not always follow that the surviving spouse will inherit the whole estate.

We are able to provide you with advice at the time of making a Will to try and ensure your Will is not challenged upon your death.

We offer free and safe storage of original Wills in our strong room and we provide you with a copy to refer to at home.

Contact Us

If you are looking for Will writing services in East Sussex, then please telephone the following contact numbers to arrange an appointment with us. We will then be able to take the first steps for you in writing a Will.

Eastbourne 01323 727321

Hailsham 01323 841481

Polegate 01323 487051

Meads 01323 407577

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