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Wills and Probate

Life is full of twists and turns and none of us can be sure what the future holds. That’s why creating a will makes good sense. As more and more people realise the importance of making a will, it’s no longer seen as something just for the elderly or ill but simply part of sound financial planning for any family or individual.

Our standard fees are £150 plus VAT for a straightforward single Will and £225 plus VAT for a pair of straightforward mirror Wills.

More complicated mirror Wills start at £325 plus VAT. We can give you an idea of the likely cost during an initial discussion.

Coronavirus Update - Wills

To help with the current lock down we can communicate with you by phone and email and we can also offer a video call over our telecom’s providers’ App. Please ask for details.

We can also supply the Will to you by post for you to sign at home. You will however require two independent witnesses. A witness cannot be a family member, an executor or beneficiary under the Will nor a spouse of the same.

If you are unable to arrange for two independent witnesses, we are happy for you to attend the reception area in our offices where we can act as witnesses whilst complying with appropriate distancing. We can also arrange compliant home visits with the appropriate distancing in place - solicitors acting in connection with the execution of Wills are classed as key workers.

What are the things you should consider before calling?

  • Who you would like to appoint as your Executors. That is the person(s) appointed to ensure that the terms of your Will are followed. Many of our clients nominate this firm to act in this capacity.
  • The appointment of guardians of your children (if there are any children who are under 18 at the time of their death).
  • Those persons you would like to benefit under the Will.
  • Any gifts of specific items or money you would like to leave.
  • It would also be helpful if you could provide us with a rough estimate of the value of your assets so that we can provide you with any relevant inheritance tax advice.

How long is the legal process when writing a will?

For a straightforward matter, a Will can be completed within a week from initial instructions to execution of the Will. If there is a particular urgency, a Will can be drafted and signed within a couple of working days, if required.

Is it expensive?

We are usually able to provide a fixed fee service for the drafting of most Wills. Our standard costs are set out above.

Please contact us for an initial chat and a quotation and speak to Mr Richard Evans and Mrs Ann Marie Moment.

More Information and Pricing

With a will in place you can relax safe in the knowledge that your wishes will be carried out should anything happen to you. Making a will now also avoids legal problems arising for your family in the future. Often people assume that their money and possessions will automatically pass to their partners or children - but without a will, this isn’t always the case.

At Colin Brown & Kidson, our lawyers have in-depth knowledge in all areas of wills and can help you create a will that’s right for you and your family. Don’t worry if you’ve never discussed wills before - our friendly solicitors will put you at ease, explaining everything clearly with no legal jargon. We offer free first advice so you can have an initial chat with no obligation and with our same day response and no hidden costs promises, we make writing a will straightforward.

So whether you’d like to create a will or would just like to find out more about our will writing service, call us today on 01947 603 391 to have a chat with one of our specialist solicitors.

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Richard Evans
Partner

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Ann Marie Moment
Associate Solicitor

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Emily Bowen Evans
Trainee Solicitor

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Tricia Dryden
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