Will making

Making a will is an important part of planning for the future. We can help you write your will or change your Will as part of planning your finances.

Ian Johnston, Chelmsford
Ian Johnston, later life planning specialist in Chelmsford

Will making solicitors: Expert legal advice

Why do I need a will?

Your will is a set of clear instructions for what you want to happen after you die. After your death, your will is used to distribute your assets according to your wishes. wills also provide clear direction for family and friends at a difficult time. When someone dies there’s a lot of practical steps to take, and a lot to sort out and your will can really help take some of the pressure off. For example, you can tell your loved ones what you want to happen to your body and any requests for your funeral - so they are not left worry about what to do for the best.

What happens if I don't make a will?

  • If you’re married, your spouse might not receive everything you want them to have 
  • If you’re unmarried, your partner might not receive anything at all – even if you’ve been together a long time 
  • Your loved ones may need to involve solicitors to sort out your estate - often a long, expensive process.

Advice on will making

We can help you through every step of the process of making a will - whether you want to make a new will, update your current will or just need advice. At Tees, we take the time to understand your individual circumstances, relationships and wishes. There's no 'one size fits all' when it comes to wills, and our approach reflects that.

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Benefits of getting a solicitor to draft your will

Peace of mind - in a nutshell. It provides certainty and a proper plan for what you want to happen after your death. To be totally sure, a will should be written and checked by a legal professional. This is because any mistake, however small, could result in your will being challenged. At Tees, a solicitor will thoroughly check your will and raise any concerns so points can be clarified and re-drafted if necessary. Online wills or 'DIY wills' don't offer the same level of protection. Tees is strictly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our service also includes insurance; online wills and 'DIY wills' are not bound by these regulations.

Tax advice

We have in-house specialist tax accountants and a team of independent financial advisers who can support you with bespoke financial advice. We’ll help you with any tax questions, and plan the most efficient tax solution for yourself and those to whom you leave money in your will.

We’re here to help you with will making

Call us for a confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help. We can also visit you at your home if you wish.

Our specialist teams are based in:

  • Cambridgeshire: Cambridge
  • Essex: Brentwood, Chelmsford, and Saffron Walden
  • Hertfordshire: Bishop's Stortford and Royston 

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales.

Call our wills and probate solicitors on 0800 0131165

Call us for an initial chat, at no obligation, or fill out our enquiry form and a solicitor will get in touch.

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