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Wills, Trust & Probate Solicitors

A Will is the only way to ensure that your property and loved ones are protected upon your death yet around 58% of adults does not have a current, valid Will.

Without one, the Government directs, in a strict specified order, who should inherit from your estate. This could mean that your relatives, friends and charities may get nothing.

It is also particularly important to make a Will if you are not married to your partner as the law does not automatically recognise partners as having the same rights as husbands and wives.  A Will is also vital if you have children or dependants who may not be able to care for themselves. Without a Will there could be uncertainty about who will look after or provide for them if you die.

Reasons for making a will

You should always consider taking legal advice about making a Will but more so if:

  • several people could make a claim on your estate when you die because they depend on you financially;
  • you are not married but have a long term partner
  • you have children under the age of 18
  • your permanent home is not in the UK or you are not a British citizen;
  • you live here but you have overseas property; or
  • you own all or part of a business.

How can we help?

Here at THB Legal our specialist team can advise you on:-

  • Preparation of Wills and Codicils
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Asset protection
  • Wills for second or “blended” families
  • Will Trusts for disabled or vulnerable beneficiaries or other circumstances where a trust may be beneficial
  • Statutory Wills

For further information please see our “Guide to Making a Will”.

For our office in Shoeburyness and Benfleet please contact Carly Dartnell on 01702 298282 or email cdartnell@thblegal.com.

For our offices in Chelmsford and Braintree please contact Roger Philpot on 01245 349696 or email rphilpot@thblegal.com.

For our offices in Ipswich and Norwich please contact Donna Taylor on 01473 26557 or email dtaylor@thblegal.com.

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