Will Writing

Will

Writing a Will can sound a stressful and terrifying procedure, this is not true. Our consultants can offer simple guidance into fulfilling your wishes, just let them do all the hard work for you.
A Will is a legal document that clearly sets out your wishes for the distribution of your estate after your death. Having a clear, legally valid and up-to-date Will is the best way to help ensure that your assets are protected and distributed according to your wishes.
People put off making a Will for a variety of reasons, either believing that the people they would wish to inherit will automatically do so, or because they don't think it is relevant to them at that particular time. The reality is that putting off making a Will poses all sorts of problems for the people left behind should you leave it too late and could ultimately mean that some or all of your inheritance either goes to the wrong person or to the state.
Should you die intestate (without a Will) you will have no control over where your assets go – assets you have worked hard for and have the right to protect. Your family may also be left facing many legal complications, delays and additional costs at what is already a difficult time.
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Reasons why a Will is important:

If you die without a Will, then the Laws of Intestacy dictate who inherits your assets. This may not be the way that you would have wished your money and possessions to be distributed

Unmarried partners and partners who have not registered a civil partnership cannot inherit from each other unless there is a valid Will

If you have children, you will need to appoint guardians in your Will so that arrangements for the children can be made if either one or both parents die

If your circumstances have changed, it is important that you make a will to ensure that your money and possessions are distributed according to your wishes.

Naming an Executor in your Will:

Executors are the people who will be responsible for carrying out your wishes and for sorting out the estate. They will have to collect together all the assets of the estate, deal with all the paperwork and pay all the debts; taxes; administration and funeral costs out of money in the estate.

It is important to choose executors with considerable care since their job involves a great deal of work and responsibility.

Sequacity Legal Services also offer professional executorship to ease the burden on your beneficiaries and to ensure the estate administration is completed as professionally and efficiently as possible.

Fantastic personal service, I couldn't recommend Sequacity highly enough. My partner and I got our wills done before having our baby when both our financial circumstances and family situations were different. Sequacity were really approachable, friendly and professional and helped to navigate the process of putting two different wills together with ease whilst both mirroring the future needs for our little one. I felt really valued as a customer and would definitely use them again.
Lucy B
Team Leader

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