Wills, Probate & Estate Administration
If you want to make a Will in North Wales, we can assist with any related service, from drafting basic Wills to administration of estates and gifting property. Phil Watters has years of experience serving the people all across North Wales from Conwy, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay to Llandegfan, Caernarfon, Pwlliheli and many more.
What is Intestacy?
Dying without a Will is called intestacy, or dying intestate. The law about exactly who gets what is different in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, but there are some common problems wherever you live.
Who will inherit if you die without a Will?
You can find out exactly who will inherit your property if you die without a will by using the online calculator on this Government website. This covers variations in the rules for England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
If you don’t make a Will - some of the unwanted consequences
If you’re not married and not in a civil partnership, your partner is not legally entitled to anything when you die.
If you’re married, your husband or wife may inherit most or all of your estate and your children may not get anything.
If you have children or grandchildren, how much they are legally entitled to will depend on where you live in the UK – but if you make a Will you can decide this yourself.
Any Inheritance Tax that your estate has to pay may be higher than if you had made a Will.
If you die with no living close relatives, your whole estate will belong to the Crown or to the government. This law is called bona vacantia.
Why do I need a Will?
There are many different reasons to make a Will and, given the relatively small cost involved, it is a simple choice to sort out your future and the future of your loved ones. Writing a Will is also an important part of inheritance tax planning, helping to ensure you don’t pay any more inheritance tax than you need to
Your Will can be used:
to save Inheritance Tax
to appoint executors you trust, or guardians to look after and bring up your children
to sort out your funeral arrangements or set out your intentions
to donate your organs for medical science
to ensure that those persons who you want to get your property and wealth do so, and those who you don't want to inherit don't
to ensure if you are unmarried that your partner gets your estate
to make sure your children are not disinherited
to make the lives of those dealing with your death less stressful, time consuming and uncertain when they are grieving your loss
If you're not able to leave your house, Phil is happy to travel across North Wales.
Fixed Fee Wills
Available from just £120 plus VAT.
Over 65s Discount
A discount of 10% on all wills is available for all clients aged 65 and over.
Contact us now to discuss making a Will, or for help with probate or estate administration.