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What to consider when making a Will

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When making a Will you will need to consider the following


  1. What assets do you have? Are they in your sole name or jointly owned. Assets include everything you own or have an interest in, for example your home, share, insurance  policies, pensions and savings
  2. What does you estate amount to in value? at least approximate values
  3. Who would you wish to inherit your estate? for example your spouse, cohabitee, children, any one dependent on you, charities and /or friends
  4. Who would be the Executors and sort out your estate on your death? These could be for example your spouse, children if over 18 and/or solicitors. We would advise that you have at least 2 Executors and that they will deal with this for you. These can be beneficiaries.
  5. Who gets what? Are there  special items that you wish to pass to a particular person or would all assets pass to a person or persons
  6. If you have you children who could be guardians of them especially if you die with your Husband?
  7. What funeral arrangements you wish to have and how is this to be paid


We would always advise you of the best way to effect your wishes in your Will. If you wish to discuss the above we offer a 30 minute free consultation.

Emma Fuller is head of the private client team at EHL; our solicitors in Loughborough are experts in their fields and dedicated to quality client care. If you would like to find out more about our solicitors in Loughborough please contact us.

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Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
Emma Fuller - Wills, Probate and LPA
emma.f@ehlsolicitors.co.uk 01509 212 108
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