We provide Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
We offer a Probate and Executor service.
We can help you with Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning.
We can assist with your Asset Protection needs.
We can help you arrange a Funeral Plan.
We are happy to check your existing Will and help you decide if it is still right for you and your family. There is no charge or obligation with this service.
Our job is to give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you have properly protected you family and loved ones.
It is also about understanding your unique and individual circumstances and giving you the right advice to help you with some of the following:-
♦ Saving Inheritance Tax
♦ Making sure your family inherit as much as possible of your hard earned money when you die
♦ Protecting your estate from future remarriage of a surviving spouse
♦ Passing on your assets in such a way that they are protected from divorce or bankruptcy of your children
♦ Helping you make proper provision for a disabled relative or child and preserving their benefits
♦ Making sure your children are looked after if they are under 18 when you die
♦ Making sure your nominated guardians have adequate financial provision to carry out their parental duties
If you would like to learn more about how we can help with any of the above, give us a call.
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We always try to explain things in plain English and do not bombard you with legal jargon. Please arrange a meeting to get specific advice for your specific situation.
Please avoid the "instant" on line wills, which although seemingly better than nothing at first glance, can lead to all sorts of complications later.
Freedom Wills makes the complicated legal process transparent and easy for you, whilst remaining competitive on price, but, like everything in life, you do get what you pay for.
Some sobering thoughts:
When there is no will, the government decides who gets what from the sale of your assets. Generally the spouse or civil partner is first in line but won't necessarily get everything, next in the queue are children or grandchildren, parents, siblings or their children, half-siblings or their children, grandparents, uncles and aunts (or their children) and finally half uncles and aunts (or their children).
Clearly with no will your estate (or a part of it) may not go where you want it to, and may indeed go exactly where you don't want it to go. If there are no relatives the Crown generally gets the lot.
You can appoint someone to look after your kids in the event of your demise - otherwise Social Services may step in and intervene.
There are many different types of wills and having the wrong type could have serious consequences on how your estate is divided and its value.
And the tax man? Well, simply put, paying a few hundred pounds now could save you tens of thousands later e.g. you'll pay 40% inheritance tax on anything OVER £325,000 but with a will (leaving everything you own to a husband, wife or civil partner) you typically set that bar to a much higher £650,000 before you pay tax.
Using Freedom Wills avoids making a mistake. Making a mistake in a will can make it invalid. There are many potential mistakes, all of which we avoid.
Did you know that marriage cancels out any previous will? Divorce can have a similar effect.
Unmarried couples who do not have a will risk the situation where the surviving partner stands to inherit nothing!
What about digital legacy? (On line bank accounts and social media that need s to be deactivated etc).
Will writing is not regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, however will writing service does fall within the strict guidelines of The Society of Will Writers. FREEDOM WILLS is a FULL members of the Society of Will Writers.
Freedom Wills is one of the leading firms of independent Will Writers in the South East.
With over 50 years of collective experience Freedom Wills specialises in Will drafting, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning, Asset Protection and Funeral Plans.
A team of local advisers has resulted in many hundreds of satisfied clients.
We offer all of these services in Colchester, Chelmsford, Ipswich and the whole of Essex and Suffolk.
Our team is fully qualified to offer all of these services. Our Director, Gary Morgans holds the STEP ( Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners ) Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation ( England and Wales ).
Gary is also an Associate Member of STEP and a full member of the Society of Will Writers ( SWW ).
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