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Helping you make a Will: which Will suits you?

Arguably the most important document the average person will sign during their lifetime is a Will; after all, which other document deals with all your assets and decides who will receive them after your death?

Many people delay making a Will, perhaps because dying seems too remote an event, or even from worries that it might hasten the end of their life. However, one thing the pandemic has taught all of us is that life can change very quickly, and things shouldn’t be put off.

The process of making a Will can seem too difficult to do, although like most tasks the more it is delayed the harder it can be to face. We can help you make the process easier enabling you to focus on the most important questions, to better protect your loved ones and possibly to save tax. Our expert advice is more expensive than making your own Will, or receiving help from a non-specialist, but a Will is not something that can be skimped on. It is vitally important for your family’s future security, and we are always transparent in our pricing.

Our online tool will help

Given the importance of having a well thought out Will, we have developed an online tool that helps in deciding which is the best form of Will for you. Everyone has different circumstances, particularly in this ever more complex world, where blended families are commonplace. Your own personal situation, and the nature and amount of your assets, are vitally important in deciding which Will is best for you. Our Wills’ tool is easy to use and asks you a series of questions to determine your particular situation before recommending which Will is likely to be most suitable. If you request a consultation, our specialist team will know important information about you in advance, making the process easier and helping you to get more out of the meeting.

Complex Wills

Complex situations sometimes require complex solutions, but our specialist team can explain their recommendations in clear, jargon free language. As a national firm we make significant numbers of Wills every year and so we have dealt with numerous people with many different circumstances enabling us to get to the heart of any problems quickly and efficiently.

Caring for your family

A Will enables you to put in place asset protection where necessary, provide clear directions for what is to happen to your estate and, in some cases, maximise your family’s inheritance by reducing tax. Drawing up a well thought out Will can help reduce the stress that your family will be under at a very difficult time, could reduce the likelihood of expensive disputes, and is one of the most powerful ways you can care for your family and demonstrate your love for them.

Find the best Will for you

Whilst a complex Will needs to be discussed and drawn up with a solicitor, our Which Will? questionnaire is designed to help you consider what is important to you when making a Will. It takes a couple of minutes to complete and you will receive information about which of our Will packages we believe best meets your needs.

Find your Will

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Tom Chiffers

Partner

Taunton
Tom is a Partner in Clarke Willmott’s Taunton Private Capital team, specialising in inheritance tax and succession planning for private individuals, farmers and other business owners.
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Carol Cummins

Consultant

Bristol
Carol enjoys long term relationships with her clients and likes to get to know the families well so that she can help them at each key step in life with a focus on protecting the family wealth from erosion by tax and outside claims so it remains in the family for future generations.
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Paul Davies

Partner

Manchester
Paul is a Partner and head of the private capital team in Clarke Willmott’s Manchester office. Paul specialises in estate planning, Wills, & trusts for clients with complex family and finance arrangements.
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