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Wills

Wills

Within the firm's Private client department we have vast experience in advising people on the importance of making a Will, what you should consider when making a Will & how to make your Will and register it.

If you do not have a Will, you are not  in a minority as best estimates suggest that about 2 out of 3 adults in the U.K. are in the same position. That is a startling statistic because intestacy means your near family may not be properly provided for and you have no opportunity of directing where special possessions go nor to make gifts to friends or favoured charities. Above all, an intestacy can lead to a court case, the last thing most families want.

Making a Will is a straightforward process.  Most people’s wishes are fairly simple and expert solicitors can reflect those wishes quickly and easily.  A Will means you can choose who will handle your affairs, they can do so quickly, and you can direct who will receive your property. At what is always a difficult time, a Will gives a lot of peace of mind.

People underestimate the importance of a carefully drafted Will in which they can minimise the amount of Inheritance Tax payable on their death; whilst providing for the care and protection of those they love and wish to benefit. The cost of making a Will is readily affordable and in many cases prepared for a fixed fee.

Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors is the Founder Member for the York area of Certainty. Certainty is a National Will Register and Will search service. It is used by the legal profession, the public, charities and financial institutions to register and search for missing Wills.

The Certainty National Will Register provides Wills & Probate professionals with a Will register and a Will search service that searches for Wills that have not been registered as well as ones that have. There are no client confidentiality issues at all, only the location of the Will is registered and the existence of a Will remains confidential until proof of death.

Membership of Certainty for our clients means that once they give agreement to us that they would like us to register their Will with Certainty, they will have the peace of mind of knowing that their loved ones can quickly and easily locate their Will at the time when it is needed. Once their Will is registered with Certainty, it allows their family to locate the Will and records the solicitor’s office where the Will is held.

Our experienced team will be happy to arrange a meeting with you at our offices to discuss your personal circumstances and draft your Will. Contact a member of the team listed at the bottom of this page and they will be able to explain in more detail what you will need to prepare and the costs.
 
Alternatively, we have a new online Wills service now available. Using our online Wills form, you can enter your details and your wishes for your Will and submit the information to us to process. Not only does this service mean you can make a Will in the comfort of your own home but it is also very competitively priced from as little as 50* for a single Will and 75* for a joint/mirror Will.
Find out more about our online Wills service here.

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Read what our private clients have said about our service:

"So easy, excellent service. No stress making the process of a Will so easy."

"We have dealt with the firm for more than 50 years, my husbands parents were also clients."

"I have used Crombie Wilkinson for almost 35 years and have always been pleased with the service I've received."

"You are friendly and approachable - deal with everything efficiently. Costs are reasonable and you make things understandable and create peace of mind."

"I think you as a company should be applauded for your commitment to Will Aid."

"To feel comfortable at all times is good. I felt any questions asked would be answered."

"Staff very helpful and considerate. The fact that you were able to visit me was much appreciated."

"So approachable and easy to talk to but still very professional and made sure the job was done to a high standard."

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can you store my Will when it has been completed and is there a charge for this?

    We offer free storage of your Will for as long as you wish. We also provide you with a copy for your records.

  2. Can you advise me on investments?

    If you need advice on investments, we will usually refer you to a firm or person who is authorised by the Financial Services Authority. As Crombie Wilkinson Solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, we can provide certain limited investment services where these are closely linked to the legal work we are doing for you.

  3. Does my Will cover what I want to happen to my foreign assets?

    Your Will may not be effective to ensure that property or assets you own outside England or Wales passes to your beneficiaries. If you require specific advice in relation to such property or assets please let us know when you make your appointment.


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