Freedom Wills

Wills

Let's face it. You need a Will. It is the only way you can properly ensure the right people benefit from your estate and your loved ones will be protected after you are gone.

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.

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.

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.

Did you know that marriage revokes your existing Will? Divorce does not revoke your Will.

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 needs to be deactivated etc).

 
Our assurances

Freedom Wills is one of the leading independent Will Writers in the South East.

We are a small, friendly and caring company and every client will get our time, our help, our honest opinion and thorough advice and explanation of the whole process and the legal issues involved.

This is what we promise. We will return your calls, answer your emails and queries and try to work within the timescales agreed. Our fees are extremely competitive and represent fair value for the work we do on your behalf and the personal service and attention you will receive.

Our clients have said, time and time again that we make everything sound straight forward and less complicated than they thought it would be.

With over 50 years of collective experience, Freedom Wills specialises in Will drafting, Trusts, Estate Planning, Probate, Inheritance Tax Planning, Asset Protection, Powers of Attorney and Funeral Plans.

Every Will or Power of Attorney we make or Trust that we set up is covered by our comprehensive Professional Indemnity Insurance and so if things go wrong at any time you or your loved ones are fully protected.

Our team is fully qualified to offer these services. Our Director, Gary Morgans holds the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation (England and Wales) and is an Associate Member of STEP and a full member of the Society of Will Writers (SWW).

 

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 or a Will 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 revokes your existing Will? Divorce, however does not revoke your Will.

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 needs to be deactivated etc).


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Wills

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Powers of Attorney

Who decides who decides?  ...find out more now

families

Who looks after your kids should the worst happen? ...find out more here

property

Your home might not go to who you think it should.   ...find out more here

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Director

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Mike Harding

Estate Planning Consultant

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