The Easy Way to More Peace of Mind
It's a natural human reaction to put off having a Will, leaving many people's estates in turmoil in the event of their death. BPS understand this issue and so have applied the same simplicity to getting a Will that is a feature of all our services.
What is it for?
A Will ensures your wishes are carried out in the event of your death, that your assets go to the people you want them to go to, and can even make sure your dependent children, if you have any, are taken care of by people you know and trust.
What does it do?
Without a Will, families find that courts are able to make decisions on behalf of the deceased, final wishes often don't get carried out and assets end up in the wrong hands or are appropriated by the state.
In the case of families with young children, where people are less likely to think they need a will, it's actually more imperative that a Will is in place: should the worst happen and children are left without both parents, the courts can decide on guardianship.
Your Will should protect your assets and can state clearly your choice of Guardian for dependent children.
In short, if you have young children, a valid Will is essential, removing the possibility of your children being taken into care until a suitable guardian is appointed by the courts.
If you die without a Will, your spouse or civil partner won't automatically inherit ALL of your estate. "Common Law" partners may not receive anything and, at the very best, there could be lengthy delays for your beneficiaries and disputes.
How does it work?
We can make the process as simple as possible: we'll listen to your wishes and advise on putting together a Will that will take care of your assets and family should you die. We can also undertake to store your Will so that it can be easily located when needed. This is a free service we offer to all our clients.
Do I need it?
It's very common that people think they don't have the time to make a Will, or that they will have lots more time in the future. People also believe that they don't have enough assets to make a Will worthwhile. Or that it's too difficult to arrange a convenient time for everyone involved to meet at the solicitor's office during working hours.
In the case of families with young children, where people are less likely to think they need a Will, it's actually more imperative that a Will is in place: should the worst happen and children are left without both parents, the courts can decide on guardianship.
What are my options?
Ask us - we make putting a Will in place quick and easy because we ask the right questions, research your options and present the best, most cost-effective solution.
You can be confident in advice provided by an experienced Chartered Accountant with years of experience of helping individuals and their families to address these issues.
We charge a fixed fee for making a Will and will also store it securely at no extra cost.
Please call us on 028 3833 8000.