Make a will

Too young? Don’t own enough? Costs too much?

Those are just some of the reasons why some of us put off making a will. But there are very good reasons why you should.

  • Without a will, sorting out your affairs after you die will be time consuming and stressful for your loved ones.
  • If you don’t write a will, the law decides what happens to everything you own and to your children if they are under 18 – this may not be what you want.
  • A will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that may be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind.
  • Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family.

PM Property Lawyers can help you make your will, simply and inexpensively. Contact us on 0114 249 6926 or email wills@pm-law.co.uk.

Do you need a solicitor to make a will?

The short answer is ‘it depends’. If your plans are very straightforward, it may be fine to do it yourself. But if you have any concerns, a solicitor will be able to advise you. This is particularly important if, for example, you own property with an unmarried partner or if you have been married more than once. A will may help to reduce Inheritance Tax on your estate, but this requires specialist knowledge.

If you would like to discuss making your will with one of our team, please contact us on wills@pm-law.co.uk.

When to make your will

You can make a will at any time you want, as long as you are over 18. But there are some life events that make it more important than ever to make your will:

  • When you become a parent
  • When you buy property
  • When you marry
  • When you separate or divorce

Everyone should make a will; and it’s not just about money. A will means you decide who will look after your children – and your pets. It also lets you decide who inherits possessions that have great sentimental value, even if they aren’t valuable financially. And perhaps most importantly, when you make a will you save your loved ones from the distress and difficulty of sorting out your estate when you die.

Read Why every parent should make a will

How much does it cost to make a will?

Our prices for making a will are:

Standard single will – £125 + VAT

Standard mirror will – £200 + VAT

If you have more complex requirements, we will be happy to provide a bespoke service – please contact us on 0114 249 6926 or email wills@pm-law.co.uk.

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