In the current period of uncertainty, some unplanned time at home and with close loved ones may provide the chance for reflection and the review of your personal arrangements. Research by Royal London in 2018 found that 54% of UK adults don’t have a will – despite your will letting you decide what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death.
“If you would like us to prepare a will for you on this basis, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send over an initial wills questionnaire which will take you through the information you should consider and prepare. We would then provide you with a draft will for you to approve over email, and following that send the will to your home via the post or email for you to sign.
"As per the legal requirements for a valid will, the Testator (the person making the will), must sign it in the physical presence of two independent witnesses. If this is to be done at home, we would currently recommend the wearing of gloves and a face mask, and keeping everyone two meters apart plus and suggest using your own pen, and not sharing pens. It is important to wash your hands before signing and afterwards. If needed, we can also make special provision for the arrangement of the signing of wills at our Norwich Solicitors office following the same precautions given the latest Government guidelines.
“The whole process can be quick and cost efficient. Our fixed fee will package for straightforward circumstances is £195 plus Vat for individuals and £320 plus Vat for couples.
Once arranged, having a valid and up to date will provides peace of mind, and allows you to make provision for your family, appoint executors to carry out your wishes, and provide for specific wishes including gifts to friends, relatives and charities. There can even be benefits regarding Inheritance Tax and we are experienced in advising clients as to their best course of action regarding tax planning.”
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