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Planning legal steps for the future can make a huge difference to safeguard your family, whatever tomorrow brings. In an upsetting time, you can ensure your family doesn’t also have to deal with the stress of the legal issues that arise when you die without a will.

In very simple words, a carefully planned will can make sure that your family and friends know exactly how your assets and property will be distributed according to your wishes.  Your will can tell people who will oversee your estate and who should get your possessions, money, and property.

Another important thing that can help your family is to add details on who will look after your children, which is especially important when you are a lone parent. In most cases the other parent can take full-time custody, however, if the other parent isn’t around, then you will need to choose who will be appropriate to look after your children.

You can also state the way that you want your children’s inheritance to be received, including at what age and who will be responsible for looking after your inheritance until your children are old enough to receive it.

If you are separated but still married, your ex-partner will inherit your possessions if there is no will to state otherwise.


Our Life Planning team specialises in helping people create and plan their wills. Our team will get to know you and look at your requirements while advising you on all legal formalities needed for a will to be valid.

We offer free no-obligation appointments; you have nothing to lose in discussing your circumstances and needs with us. Our team can help you with:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and the Court of Protection
    • Arrangements for someone to take control of your financial affairs if you become incapable of managing them yourself.
    • Handing over control of your Health and Welfare decisions and the formalities and safeguards you require.
  • Care Fees Advice
  • Tax and Estate Planning

Read the most common questions our solicitors get asked about wills.

Read some things you should consider including in your will.

If you have more questions or need some advice on how to write a will, you can contact us using the form on our website or by calling your local office.