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Easily create a Will

There's never a better time to create your Will than right now. Professional Wills from Comptons Solicitors tailored to your individual situation and needs.

Most people delay making a Will for as long as possible, but in reality, creating a Will is quick and easy to do, with the right advice. As potentially the most important document you will ever sign, it’s crucial that your Will is drafted correctly and you receive appropriate advice if you want to protect your loved ones upon your death and ensure they benefit from your assets.

The problem with Do-it-yourself online Wills

For some people with complicated personal and financial situations, the complexities of their situation may not be fully addressed with a do-it-yourself service for Wills and Estate Planning. While many of us would prefer to fill in the blanks in silence than have to talk to anyone about our doubts or concerns, it most certainly helps to get experienced advice.

As professionals, we’ve seen hundreds of estate-planning documents, including Wills from do-it-yourself online services. While these online Will providers might seem like the easiest option, offering to save you time and money upfront, the reality is, they may not cover all aspects of your individual situation and could lead to expensive and unpleasant estate planning mistakes. 

What is the process of making a Will with Comptons?

First it’s important to know, that creating your Will with the help of a professional is easier than you think. From start to finish, making your Will with Comptons can take as little as three weeks and we guide you through each step to make it as stress-free as possible. 

We’re available throughout the entire process to answer any questions you might have. So here’s how we’d go about it:

  1. First of all we’d set up a quick no-obligation chat over the phone to see what needs to be done and to answer any preliminary questions. We much prefer chatting to our clients rather than relying on generic online forms that don’t always capture the important points. Nor do we like bombarding them with lengthy questionnaires. An introductory chat is the best way to ensure you get the desired result.
  2. Following this, we’d then be able to provide a quote based on the estimate of fees/costs involved.
  3. If happy to proceed, we’d then set up a meeting in person or via video at a mutually-convenient time. This meeting shouldn’t take more than 60 minutes.
  4. Will(s) would then be prepared and emailed/posted to clients within 3-4 days after the meeting.
  5. Following your review of the draft Will(s), they are then usually finalised within two weeks of the initial meeting.
  6. Clients can either come into the office to finalise their Will(s) or we can post/email the final copies.
Drafting your Will and advising on provisions

We will provide advice on provisions that should be included in the Will given your particular circumstances and intentions. It could also include advice on how your assets pass on death, the law that would apply and the law that could apply if a valid Will wasn’t left behind, any potential claims that could arise on death and how to help mitigate the risks of such claims arising.

We also consider the Inheritance Tax (IHT) implications of leaving assets in a certain way, advise on trusts including tax advise and advise on the succession law and/or tax that applies to assets held in the UK and Internationally.

Looking to create a Will with the help of an experienced professional? Contact us today.

Who to speak to at Comptons

Lanka Bandara
Associate Partner, Head of Private Client
+44 (0)20 7482 9526

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