Making a will is one of the most important things we can do - after all, it determines how our most personal possessions and hard-earned savings will be shared among close family and friends.
It is often a simple and inexpensive process. But failure to make a will can pose major difficulties for those left behind, for instance, by paying more tax than necessary.
Your estate - money, other assets and possessions - could be distributed according to the law rather than your wishes. It is particularly important to leave instructions in the form of a will if you own property.
It is advisable to consult a solicitor before deciding what to put in your will. A will can cover a range of issues, including:
Wills are often straightforward, but some involve complicated arrangements around financial affairs, such as Inheritance Tax - all the more reason to ensure they are drawn up by a qualified solicitor.
By offering property, legal and financial services together, Aberdein Considine can help you see the opportunities that others cannot. Our experts will work together to make sure that you plan appropriately to reduce the Inheritance Tax liability on your estate, thus leaving more for your beneficiaries.
So, when planning your estate becomes difficult to navigate, let us be your map and compass.
My family and I have had Charlie Fraser as our solicitor and legal advisor for the past twenty-five years. Charlie has a wealth of knowledge and is highly regarded within the legal profession. In a recent legal issue he went well over and above any necessary service to help in any way he could. I totally trusted his advice and path to proceed. The fact that the matter was resolved successfully was purely down to his persistence and professionalism. Simply put, I cannot imagine having any one else handle my legal affairs and will be eternally grateful for the support he has provided me and my family over the years.
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