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Why should I make a Will?

Having a Will allows you to decide what happens to your property, possessions and any children you may have in the event of your death. If you die without a Will all these things are dealt with by the courts by following a set of legal rules and not according to what your wishes may have been.

Making a Will is your opportunity to put your affairs in order by putting the right people in charge and ensuring that the right people inherit what you wish to leave them. It doesn’t matter what your circumstances are or how old you are: everyone needs a Will.

What is the first step?

The first step is a free consultation with one of our specialist solicitors. We will talk you through the process involved when making your Will and can help you to make important decision such as:

  • Who you would like to appoint to carry out the terms stated in your Will – known as Executors.
  • Who you would like to benefit from your Will – known as Beneficiaries.
  • If applicable, who you would like to look after your children – known as a Guardian.

This meeting is also a chance for you to get to know more about us, the service we offer and ask any questions. Again there is no charge for this meeting and it is without obligation.

Once you have had your initial meeting we will draft your Will and send it out for you to read over. If you are happy with it we will ask you to come into the office for a short meeting when you will sign your Will.

We offer a fixed price for writing your Will so you know from the outset how much the legal cost will be and what you can expect from us.

How We Can Help

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange an appointment to come in and speak to us, your local Will experts in Chester, call us at Oliver & Co on 01244 312306.