Will Writing, How we can help?
Some companies write cheap wills for as little as £25.00 but a cheap will could be a terrible mistake. There are 3 main problems:
Anyone can do will writing and many wills that are prepared by unqualified people are so poorly drafted that they’re not worth the paper that they are written on, that’s why they are cheap wills
There are regular stories in the press about dishonest will writers selling cheap wills and stealing money from deceased persons’ estates.
3. Excessive probate fees
Many Banks, Solicitors and people who do will writing offer cheap wills at a loss, so that they can write themselves into the will as an Executor. Unfortunately this means that when the time comes, they can hold your beneficiaries to ransom over Probate fees when they administer the Estate. Fees of 3, 4 or 5 times the proper rate are not uncommon.
Final Duties can help you resolve these problems:
We specialise in writing high quality face to face wills. The key benefits of our service are:
- All wills are prepared by professionally qualified and fully insured will writers.
- You will meet your will writer face to face so that they can discuss your wishes properly.
- Final Duties will never write itself into your will as executors without your express permission.
- Will storage in a secure fireproof facility is available if required at an extra charge.
A Codicil can save the day
If a Bank, Solicitor or will writing company is already named in your Will as an Executor or joint Executor, instead of making a new Will, we can prepare a simple legal Codicil document to remove them. A small investment of just £69 including VAT now, could save your beneficiaries many thousands of pounds in the future.
If you do not have a suitable relative or trusted friend to act as an Executor, you can appoint one of our panel Solicitors. If you do so, they will give you a written guarantee to provide your beneficiaries with a fixed-fee quotation before work commences. If the quotation is not acceptable, our panel Solicitor will renounce their appointment unless there are legal reasons that prevent them from so doing. There is no extra charge for this.
If you are a senior citizen or have a reduced life expectancy, we can provide you with a free quotation for our unique Probate pre-payment plan. This allows you to fix your Probate costs at today’s prices. Click here for full details of Probate pre-payment.