It is thought that up to half of the UK adult population either do not have a Will, or the one that they do have is no longer valid. It is often the case that this task will sit on a ‘to do’ list for a long time, however at David Gray Solicitors our expert Wills solicitors can help you tick it off.
Passing away without a Will can not only place a huge amount of stress on your family members, who will be grieving or in a state of shock, but may also mean that your assets and money may not be left to the people or charities you would choose. Preparing and signing a Will allows you to take control. You can appoint friends or family members you trust to handle your estate and if you have children you can appoint legal Guardians for them should the worst happen to you.
Our dedicated Wills team can help with simple straight forward Wills (often no more than 2 pages long) or more complex Wills and Inheritance Tax planning or trust creation. The whole process can be stress free for you and provide you with the secure knowledge your affairs will be in order upon your death. We can even store your new Will in our safe free of charge.
Even if you already have a Will you may need to make a new one if you:
- move house
- have children
- have children reaching 18 years of age
- have a death within the family
- have a change of financial circumstances
- move in with a new partner
A Living Will is a statement that expresses your views on how you would or would not like to be treated if you are unable to make decisions about any potential treatment you may receive in the future. The term ‘Living Will’ doesn’t have a legal meaning but it can be used to refer to either an ‘advance decision’ or an ‘advance statement’:
- An advance decision is made if you are concerned about something that could arise in the future. The ‘advance decision’ means this decision should be abided by, and
- An ‘advance statement’ is any other decision you make about how you would like to be treated.
Whatever the situation our Wills solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields are here to help and advise. Please contact us for a quote.
How much will a new will cost?
We can often offer a fixed fee for a new Will or Living Will. Our fixed fee for a simple single Will starts at £295 (including VAT) and £395 (including VAT) for simple joint mirror Wills for a couple. We understand that price is a key factor for clients and we will therefore offer you clear and concise information about our pricing structure. We offer free storage of Wills in our safe.
If you are looking for further help with life planning, our team can help:
Glossary of Terms
The following glossary of terms may be useful when researching Wills to understand more about the terminology used. The A to Z of Wills
For more information please contact our Wills Department on 0191 232 9547 and ask to speak to a member of our team about your Will, or the arrangements for setting up a new Will.