Wills & Estate Planning

Wills iconYour Will is a very important document. Not only does it ensure that your wishes are carried out to your specific instructions, it can also avoid a lot of unnecessary heartache and additional costs for your family should you die ‘intestate’ without a Will.

A Will is also a legal document which needs to be drafted very carefully to ensure that everything is taken care of and dealt with accordingly.

As a professional law firm based in the heart of Holywood, Co Down, we are experienced in drafting Wills no matter your requirements. One consideration will be how you would like your property to be distributed, whilst at the same time careful consideration needs to be paid to how you wish your dependants will be provided for.

There can be a lot to consider but as we are experienced in drafting Wills we can guide you to ensure that you cover all of the major items that need to be addressed.

An increasing number of clients have been surprised to find themselves subject to the implications of Inheritance Tax (IHT). Inheritance Tax is a complex area but the careful drafting of a Will can help to reduce the amount of tax that may be liable from your estate.

Financial Planning should also be considered if Inheritance Tax may be an issue for you. If required, we can refer you to specialists in this area with whom we can co-ordinate to ensure that your Will covers all your requirements and minimises your tax liability.

It goes without saying that a Will can only deal with your affairs after death. Unfortunately, however, there may be circumstances during your lifetime when you may be incapacitated from, for example, a serious illness. In such circumstances having an Enduring Power of Attorney prepared in conjunction with your Will should help to ensure that your loved ones can make decisions on your behalf should you be unable to do so.

If you would like to speak to someone from our specialist Wills and Estate Planning department, please call our office today on 028 90 428 600 to arrange your appointment. Alternatively, we offer Saturday appointments and are happy to arrange home visits if you would find it difficult to travel to the office.

In the meantime, if you would like more information about Wills please refer to our Common FAQs section.

CONTACTS:  Ashling McKeown, Darren Rainey, Patrick Hunt.

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