Wills & Trusts

At Burtons, we offer a wide range of writing services for Wills, designed with you and your needs in mind. We do not provide off the shelf Wills, our Wills are all bespoke and are suitable for small value estates through complex situations where large estates and assets are involved.

Your final wishes are extremely important. We pride ourselves on our personal touch to ensure that your expectations are met. We prefer to speak to you in person to understand exactly what your requirements are to fit your current circumstances. This can be done either by a face to face meeting at one of our offices or via email, skype or telephone. With all remote Will writing, we will need to ensure that our client ID checks are thoroughly completed prior to commencement.

A straight-forward Will can be written for you within a week from receipt of signed compliance documentation. And in certain circumstances, we can write a Will within 24 hours in the event of an urgent situation. We are experienced dealing with individuals in care homes and hospices and we can offer home, care home and hospice visits to suit you.

You need to be happy that your Will reflects your wishes. You will have every opportunity to see drafts, ask questions, amend or change your new Will prior to signing and this is all included in our one fixed cost. No hidden fees, the price you are quoted is the price you pay.

When writing a Will you will need to consider the following:

  • Who should be your Executors – will they be able to cope with the probate if necessary? Do they have enough free time to be able to deal with your estate?
  • Who should be the guardian of your child/ren?
  • What are your funeral wishes?
  • Who will you gift cash or specific gifts to?
  • Who will receive the bulk of your estate?
  • Who will manage your money in a trust until your beneficiaries are old enough to manage the money themselves?

In addition to the above we can provide you with advice and assistance with issues such as provision for pets or setting up trusts.

If you die without a valid Will in place you are said to have died ‘intestate’. At this point the intestacy rules will come into effect. These rules laid out by the government define who benefits from your estate. Stepchildren for instance do not automatically inherit, your lifelong partner (unmarried) will not inherit, some of these rules can potentially cause family hardship and dispute.

At Burtons, we ensure Wills are laid out according to your wishes.

To chat with one of the team, please call 01892 824577 or complete the website submission form.