Paul Crowley & Co Private Client Solicitors are experts in their chosen field. The Private Client team includes members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner’s (STEP) and also members of Solicitors for the Elderly and the Law Society’s Probate section.
A Will is a legal document which details how you wish your possessions and property to be distributed after your death.
Having a valid Will is very important and making a Will enables you to:
- Make provisions for your wife, husband or partner
- Appoint Guardians for your children
- Provide for any specific wishes you may have regarding leaving certain items of property possessions or money to someone in particular
- State your funeral arrangement wishes
- Appoint your executors
Challenge a Will
Not having a Will, or having a badly written Will means the government will decide who benefits from your estate and how it will be distributed. This could mean that your family will get less than you intended.
Having a valid Will is also important if you live together but are not married or in a Civil Partnership as the law treats Co-habitees differently. It is a good idea to take legal advice from an experienced Wills & Probate Solicitor such as Paul Crowley & Co Private Client team.
At Paul Crowley & Co, we can discuss your individual circumstances and once we understand your needs we can draft a Will for you to consider. Once the contents of the Will are agreed we will then prepare the final version of the Will for you to sign. Making a Will is simple with the expertise of an experienced Wills & Probate Solicitor.
Have you made a Will or updated your existing one recently? Even if you already have a Will, certain circumstances will automatically change it;
- Marriage will automatically revoke an existing Will (unless the Will is made in anticipation of that marriage)
- Following Divorce, a gift in your Will to your ex-spouse and the appointment of your ex-spouse as an Executor, will make that gift or appointment in the Will invalid.
In these circumstances it is wise to consider making a new Will or adding a Codicil, which is a legally formatted addition to the existing Will, replacing part of the original wording.
Although much of the work we do can be carried out by phone or email there are times when we may need to meet. We are happy to visit clients at home or to attend nursing homes and hospitals to take instructions for Wills, powers of attorney and to provide general advice in, what can sometimes be difficult circumstances. Please ask for details.
Our free guide to specialist wills and probate legal services at Paul Crowley Solicitors, Liverpool.