I’m Married: I Don’t Need A Will

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Make a will with Shropshire solicitors andrews ritson

I’m married: I don’t need a will.

Yes you do

Why? If I die everything I own will go to my husband/wife, right?

Wrong!

But I thought it was just automatic if you were married?

No. If you die without leaving a will the Rules of Intestacy apply to all your property.

That sounds a bit complicated. What does it mean?

It means that your husband or wife will get all of your personal possessions and £250,000.00 of your property only.

Hang on a minute! My house is worth more than that. What happens to the rest?

Your husband or wife will get half of the rest and the other half will have to be held in trust for your children or remoter relatives.

That’s going to make things really difficult and awkward for my husband or wife if I die. What can I do about it?

Make a will and get some estate planning advice from a suitably qualified person, such as a solicitor.

I can’t do that, it’ll cost an arm and a leg!

Wrong again! Simple “Husband and Wife” wills can be drawn up for as little as £180.00 and there’s more good news: October is FREE WILLS MONTH!

That sounds good. But is it REALLY free?

Yes. You get to make a will and it doesn’t cost you a penny if you are aged 55 or over!

How can I make an appointment?

You can call us on 01746 769700 or email lvowles@andrewsritson.co.uk. We even offer appointments via Skype if you are tech savvy.

I’d quite like to see someone face to face to talk about my personal affairs.

No problem. We offer appointments in the office, where there is convenient parking right outside our front door or if transport is an issue we will come to you and visit you at home.

How do I know the person I will see knows what they’re doing?

Lynn Vowles, Solicitor

Lynn Vowles

The person you will see is Lynn Vowles. She is a solicitor with many years experience and also a member of STEP, where she has gained accreditation for her will writing skills. You can find out more about Lynn here.

FREE WILLS MONTH RUNS THROUGHOUT THE MONTH OF OCTOBER. CONTACT US FOR AN APPOINTMENT TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF YOUR FAMILY.

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