Why should you make a will?
It is important to make a will whatever your age. Once you have a valid will in place, you can be assured that if the unexpected did happen, your family and friends would be able to administer your estate according to your wishes.
An experienced solicitor will be able to help direct your assets away from nursing home fees and people you would not choose to inherit. Writing a will could also help to ensure your loved ones don’t pay more inheritance tax than they need to.
What can a making a will do?
A will is a legal document that clearly sets out what your wishes are in the event of your death. It can include decisions such as:
Who you wish to appoint as executors to administer your estate.
What your preferences are for your funeral.
Who you wish to appoint as guardians for your children.
How you would like your property and money to be distributed.
Who you wish to leave any special possessions to.
Why Roche Legal
- We a regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority (SRA).
We make sure that you secure the future, for you and your loved ones.
Everything you discuss with us is 100% confidential.
How can we help?
Our solicitors can work with you to write a will exactly to your wishes. We can also help you to consider all aspects of estate planning including trusts, tax planning and minimising uncertainties. You can visit us in our offices in York or Harrogate, or we can come to your home.
What about living wills?
Some people choose to make a living will. This is a document that enables you to set out when and in what circumstances you would wish to refuse medical or life-sustaining treatment in the future.
If you are concerned about making sure your wishes are known should you become very unwell, we can advise you on how best to do so. Depending on your circumstances, you may wish to write a living will, or you may find that a Lasting Power of Attorney would be better suited to your needs.
Wills in Braille, large print, audio and easy read formats
We strive to make our services accessible to you whatever your needs. If you are visually impaired we are able to produce information in Braille, large print, audio and easy read formats.
Our legal documents contain personal information and we take your privacy very seriously. Because of this, we produce all alternative formats via the ISO approved secure production unit of the Royal National Institute for the Blind.
If you have any questions about this process, or would like to enquire about an alternative format not mentioned here, please get in touch.