Writing your Will is an important part of planning for the future. We can help you write or change your Will, and plan effectively.

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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. Everything you've built up over your lifetime - your house, money, and valuables - is dealt with by your Will.

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. At an emotional time, these can be difficult to manage. 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.

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

Making a will provides peace of mind, for you and your loved ones. We can help you through every step of the process - whether you want to make a new Will, update your current Will or just need advice.

How we can help you

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. To give you the best advice, we take the time to get to know you - every family is different. Our specialist tax accountants (and dedicated Financial team) will 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 you remember in your Will.

Peace of mind

A properly written Will gives you peace of mind. It provides certainty, and a plan for what you want to happen after your death. But, in order to be effective, 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 immediately.

Online Wills or 'DIY Wills' don't offer the same level of protection. Tees is strictly regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We also include insurance, guaranteeing your protection. Online Wills and 'DIY Wills' are not bound by these regulations.

A tailored approach

We have particular expertise advising wealthy individuals and farming families. Often, these cases involve complex financial and personal circumstances. Our insight means we're able to deliver sensitive, and creative, solutions. We've got the practical experience to anticipate future problems (and avoid them!) and achieve your goals.

What to do next

Our specialist Wills solicitors make planning for the future straightforward. We’ll work together to make sure the people you care about are protected after your death.

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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