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Wills

  • What is a Last Will and Testament?
    A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes as to how their estate is to be distributed after their death. It appoints executors and, if necessary, guardians and trustees.
  • How do I know if I need a new will?
    By reviewing your current will to see whether it still fulfils your wishes. Wills can be complex and confusing, which is why we offer a free will review service so that we can help you check all aspects of your will thoroughly.
  • Where can I store my Last Will and Testament?
    In short, it is entirely your decision. However, you must ensure that the location is both fire proof and secure; it is also extremely important to inform your executors where it is so they can access it when needed. We offer a document storage facility here at Goodwill for a small annual fee of £30.
  • What happens if I die without a will?
    You die instestate and the rules of intestacy apply, click here to see them. We stongly advise that you have a will in place to avoid this from happening.
  • Who do I choose as my executor?
    First things first, it is always adviseable to have executors not a sole executor. You can appoint up to 4 executors and you should consider their age, where they live in relation to you and also if they would want to act.
  • What is a Guardian? How do I appoint them?
    A guardian is someone who has the legal authority to take care of a child should anything happen to the parents. Guardians are responsible for making all parental decisions and can also be responsible for managing a child's property and inheritance. You appoint your chosen guardians in your will and it is important to consider your chosen guardian's: - Health and age - Financial stability - Location - Lifestyle

Estate planning encompasses your personal and business affairs both in your lifetime and after your death. 

The process can be daunting and overwhelming but rest assured we will help you every step of the way.

Putting a plan in place now protects you and your loved ones from the uncertainties that crop up during our lifetimes

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LPAs

  • What is a Last Will and Testament?
    A last will and testament is a legal document that outlines a person's wishes as to how their estate is to be distributed after their death. It appoints executors and, if necessary, guardians and trustees.
  • How do I know if I need a new will?
    By reviewing your current will to see whether it still fulfils your wishes. Wills can be complex and confusing, which is why we offer a free will review service so that we can help you check all aspects of your will thoroughly.
  • Where can I store my Last Will and Testament?
    In short, it is entirely your decision. However, you must ensure that the location is both fire proof and secure; it is also extremely important to inform your executors where it is so they can access it when needed. We offer a document storage facility here at Goodwill for a small annual fee of £30.
  • What happens if I die without a will?
    You die instestate and the rules of intestacy apply, click here to see them. We stongly advise that you have a will in place to avoid this from happening.
  • Who do I choose as my executor?
    First things first, it is always adviseable to have executors not a sole executor. You can appoint up to 4 executors and you should consider their age, where they live in relation to you and also if they would want to act.
  • What is a Guardian? How do I appoint them?
    A guardian is someone who has the legal authority to take care of a child should anything happen to the parents. Guardians are responsible for making all parental decisions and can also be responsible for managing a child's property and inheritance. You appoint your chosen guardians in your will and it is important to consider your chosen guardian's: - Health and age - Financial stability - Location - Lifestyle
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