Wills Solicitors in Chester
Oliver & Co provide a service you can trust.
Why choose us?
- Our solicitors offer free initial advice.
- Fixed fees, disclosed to you before we start.
- We store your will securely, free of charge.
- We offer home and hospital visits in the area.
- We’re local to the Chester area.
- We have many years of experience, and as solicitors, we’re the best-qualified to write your will.
We can help you write a will today – with fixed fees!
Many people don’t know where to start when it comes to writing their will. Luckily, we’re here to help. We can give you free initial advice, with no obligation to continue using us. Our rates are competitive, and our advice is clear and simple.
Prices for a simple, single will start from £350 plus VAT and for simple couple wills from £500 plus VAT – for a full breakdown of prices please contact us today.
Contact us today by calling 01244 312306, or filling in our enquiry form.
Why make a will?
A will is probably one of the most important documents you will ever sign. By making a will you choose to control how your estate is distributed and help make things easier for those who are left behind.
Planning for the future is very important, and unfortunately, a lot of people leave it too late. If you die without making a will it could create difficulties for your family and your estate could pass to people who you did not want to inherit. Furthermore if you die with an invalid will or with no will then the law dictates how your estate is distributed:
- The government will decide who inherits your money, property, and possessions. If you are married all of the money may go entirely to your spouse rather than your children, other relatives or friends. This applies even if you are separated from your spouse.
- If you are not married, your partner will not get any money.
- You cannot select guardians for your minor children, and who the Government chooses may not be the person you would have liked.
- Your estate may have to pay more inheritance tax.
- Your minor beneficiaries will inherit at 18. With a Will you can increase this to 21 or 25.
- You cannot donate any money to charity.
- Your loved ones may not be aware of your funeral wishes.
The result is a potential conflict between family members; individuals being disinherited; soaring legal costs in trying to resolve potential disputes but more importantly further heartache for your loved ones.
The process involved in making a will is not necessarily complex but it does need to be expertly and thoroughly handled. We will explain the process simply and clearly and to bring to your attention any issues regarding your circumstances.
Reviewing your will
Wills should be reviewed at least every 5 years, to ensure that they reflect your up-to-date wishes. If you have had a change to your personal circumstances, such as get married or divorced then we recommend you speak to one of our Solicitors as soon as possible as this is likely to affect the validity of any current wills. We also recommend you review your will if your asset’s change, such as buying a property or receiving some inheritance.
If you would like one of our expert team to review your will, please contact us for a free, no-obligation initial consultation.
The next steps:
Making a will may sound daunting. However, our expert team is here to help you make sure that your will meets your need and wishes.
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.
Once your will is made we can store it free of charge, this will ensure that it is protected from loss or damage.
We offer home and hospital visits in the local area.
Call us today on 01244 312306 to make an appointment for us to help you put your will in place, or if you are still at the planning stage but have some questions about wills.
Make a will – for everybody’s peace of mind.
Call and speak to a member of our team on 01244 312306
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