We understand that when you contact us to arrange an appointment to make your Will, you may want to know how much it will cost you.
When you make the appointment, we can tell you what it is likely to cost to make a straightforward Will, but our lives today are increasingly complicated with more people entering second relationships, being part of blended families or owning property abroad so that many Wills are not straightforward.
Your personal circumstances or the terms of your Will may not be straightforward. It is important to us to be clear about how much it will cost you to make your Will, and at your initial appointment, after obtaining some information about your circumstances, one of our team will confirm the likely cost with you. There is then no obligation on you to proceed.
Please take a look at the following list, and if any of the circumstances apply to you then your Will is likely to be more complex. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, and there might be other circumstances which mean your Will is complex.
- You do not originate from England & Wales or live there currently, or you currently live in England & Wales but you do not intend to remain there permanently.
- You own foreign assets such as a holiday home, shares or bank accounts.
- The value of all of your assets after deducting all your debts is worth more than £1,000,000.
- Own a business or an interest in a business, a farm or farmland.
- You have been married more than once or have been party to more than one civil partnership or you are in the process of separation.
- You have children from different relationships.
- Intending to leave a significant portion of your estate to people or organisations who are not part of your immediate family or who are not financially dependent on you.
- You are not intending to make any provision for certain members of your family (e.g. an adult child) or someone who is dependent on you.
- You intend to leave some or all of your estate to disabled, elderly or vulnerable people.
- Living with someone, but you are not married to them or in a registered civil partnership with them.
- You own digital assets, e.g. online-only bank accounts.
- You want to provide for your spouse or partner, but protect your assets from nursing home fees.
We look forward to meeting you.
Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary. It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.