Your Will is one of the most important legal documents you will ever sign as it directs what should happen to your property, assets and even young children after your death. A person who dies without making a Will is said to have died intestate. It is a fact that 54% of UK adults do not have a Will.
By making a Will you can:
- Appoint people you trust to carry out the terms of your Will (Executors);
- Name the people or charities that you want to benefit from your estate (Beneficiaries);
- Leave gifts of specific items or fixed sums of money (Legacies);
- Appoint people to look after your children if they are under 18 years of age (Guardians); and
- State your funeral wishes
We can guide you through the process to help you make a Will that reflects your wishes.
Please fill out our online form below. If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact us.
Section 1 – Personal Details
Section 2 – Details of Children
You may wish to appoint a lay or professional Executor. DJS Law Solicitors recommends to all clients that they consider appointing an independent professional Executor to ensure that their affairs are dealt with properly and according to their wishes following their death. If you would like DJS Law Solicitors to act as professional Executors then please tick the appropriate box.
Please state the full names and addresses including postcodes of the persons who are to be your Executors, i.e. who will be responsible for administering your estate (if you only wish one person please name a substitute in case he/she dies before you). This can be your husband / wife / partner and/or children (if over age 18), or own personal friends or other relatives. Please state the relationship (if any) to you of the person/s concerned. Most clients like to have one professional Executor, such as DJS Law Solicitors, acting alongside family members(s).
Section 6 – Specific Items
Section 7 – Residuary Estate
Section 8 – Financial Claims
Section 9 – Miscellaneous
Section 10 – Tax Planning
Section 11 – Free Storage
What Happens Next?
Following submission of your will questionnaire, a member of the DJS Law Solicitors team will contact you and shall provide you with our Letter of Engagement that will contain a quotation, together with our Terms of Business. A signed Letter of Engagement is required to be returned before we commence any work on your will.