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Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

An unbelievable two out of three people will die without making a Will.

In addition, for many of those that have made a Will, their Will could be so out of date by the time they die that it will no longer reflect their true wishes.

Many people believe that their estate will automatically pass to their family when they die, but this is not always the case and will depend upon their circumstances.

In the absence of a Will, the law sets out who is entitled to the estate and this is known as the “law of intestacy”.

Why should I write a will?

If you have a record collection or jewellery that you want to pass down, or even a multi-million-pound estate, without a Will your wishes may not be carried out and your family left to struggle with administering your estate.

No matter how wealthy you are, you should have a Will stating what you want to happen when you die. With second and subsequent marriages becoming more common, it is essential that you consider what may happen on your death.

You should also consider who you would like to deal with your estate on your death (your Executors) to ensure your estate is distributed as you wish.

What would happen to my children if I died?

If you have children under 18, you should consider who should bring them up if you were not here to do so. In the absence of an appointed guardian, the courts will be left to decide who looks after your children.

If you need to write or adapt your will, contact our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team on 01332 340 211.


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Derby Head Office:
St. Michael’s Court
St. Michael’s Lane
Tel: 01332 340 211
Fax: 01332 207 601
DX: 729320 Derby 24

54, St. John Street
Tel: 01335 342 208
Fax: 01335 342 010
DX: 26834 Ashbourne

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Friday between 8:00am & 6:00pm

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