Wills FAQ

Wills FAQ

Q. Can I make a joint Will with my spouse partner? 

A. No. We can only prepare individual Wills for each testator. 

Q. What do I do with the Will once it has been prepared? 

A. We will offer to store the original Will in our safe and provide you with a certified copy, or we can send the original Will to you.

Q. I have foreign assets, can this be dealt with in my Will? 

A. We are only qualified to advise you on a Will that concerns UK assets, and cannot safely advise you on the effect of leaving foreign assets in a UK made Will. 

Q. Can my Will mitigate my potential Inheritance Tax liability?

 A. We can advise you on making tax efficient Wills depending on your financial circumstances. 

Q. If I leave a specific gift to someone e.g. my house, what happens if I subsequently sell that asset?

 A. We can advise you on the effect of making specific gifts and where necessary will advise you on the implications if that asset is sold, or make provision in those circumstances.

Q. Do I have to ask permission from my intended executor?

A. It is a good idea to appoint someone who you trust and who believe is likely to accept the job as an Executor when the time comes. It is often sensible to notify those who you are intending to appoint. 

Q. Who can witness my Will? 

A. Any independent person over the age of 18 and who is not a beneficiary or the spouse to a beneficiary under your Will.