A will is a legal document that establishes how your money and assets will be distributed after your death. Writing a will gives you control over who will benefit from your possessions, protecting your wishes and the future of your loved ones.
Many tend to put off writing a will for many reasons, thinking they are not old or sick enough, or simply to save money. However, life is unpredictable, so we encourage everyone to have a will in place, regardless of their age. Making a will can also save your family money, time and potential disagreements. It is important to remember that if you die without a will (or “intestate”), your assets will be divided under the Laws of Intestacy.
We understand that making a will can involve extremely difficult financial decisions. At Atha & Co our friendly team is happy to provide a personal consultation at our office in Middlesbrough to assist with any doubts you may have in regard to making a Will. Get in contact with our specialist team who will guide you every step of the way. We are also overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, paired with our excellent reputation for providing legal services in Middlesbrough and the further North East, you can rest assured, we're the best choice! Find below our answers to some frequently asked questions.
If you would like to speak to someone please contact us on 01642 222575 or send us a message via our enquiry form.
Will Writing FAQs
How much does a will cost?
Our Trusts, Wills and Estate Planning team at Atha & co Solicitors are qualified Solicitors with years of experience helping clients draft Wills tailored to their needs.
We can draft your Will from standard rates of £150.00 + VAT for a single Will, or £250.00 + VAT for a mirror Will.
Is it best to use a solicitor for a will?
It is very easy to make mistakes will drawing up a will if you’re not a specialist solicitor. We would always recommend visiting a solicitor to check over anything that you have written up yourself and to review it from a legal standpoint.
If there are mistakes this can cause issues after your death for your loved ones. Using a solicitor such as Atha & Co can give you peace of mind that there is no extra distress for your loved ones.
Do I have to recruit my own witnesses?
If you attend our offices our staff are on hand to witness. However, you can take the draft will away while you consider it and have it witnessed yourself.
Do I need to visit your office?
At Atha & Co our philosophy across the whole business is we like to do things face-to-face where possible. We can also do video appointments and home visits for those who are unable to travel to our office.
Who stores my will?
We provide a secure will-holding service, free of charge.
How often should I update my will?
We recommend reviewing your will whenever your circumstances change, for example; a divorce or the death of one of your beneficiaries, for example. This will ensure that in the event of your death, your Will, will still set forth your wishes accurately.
Why Should I Choose Atha & Co?
Wills and Probate is a very specialised area, where the difference between average and excellent advice could save you and your beneficiaries a great deal of time and money. Our Wills and Probate team have the expertise and experience that you need, and we continue to invest in their training and development to make sure that the advice you receive is always up-to-date.
For more information or to speak to someone please contact us on 01642 222575 or send us a message via our enquiry form.