Do you have a Will? If not, you are missing out on perhaps the greatest tax planning tool available to you. Not only that, but making a will is also the only reliable way to ensure that your Estate is distributed in the way that you want after you die.
Know The Facts
There are some common misconceptions about Wills. People believe that if they were to die without writing one, then everything would transfer directly to a spouse. This is actually not true. Similarly, unmarried couples living together assume that their partner would inherit their estate as a ‘common law’ partner. Again, this is not true.
Make One, and Keep It Updated
Making a Will, therefore, is a sensible thing to do for anyone over 18 and absolutely essential for anyone with dependants, as it ensures that your Estate then goes to the specified beneficiary or beneficiaries that you wish to inherit and not otherwise. It is also very important to regularly update a Will, perhaps as often as once a year after every budget or after any major life event such as marriage, divorce or having children.
At Lynch Hall & Hornby, we have been writing Wills for well over half a century (and we have also been storing them that long in our dedicated fireproof storage facility!). Our service is comprehensive and tailored exactly to your interests and needs. This means that we can also, if required, include tax planning as part of the process, which makes sense.
Unlike execution-only will-writing services, we are authorised & regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
For More Information
To discuss preparing a will, please contact Patricia Alleyne or Grazyna Scotford on 0208 864 0722 or e-mail for more information: