Why Make A Will?
Dying without having made a valid will is called “dying intestate” and this can prove to be perplexing, upsetting and expensive for surviving family members, relatives and close friends. In the absence of a will, the distribution of one’s estate will be governed by the provisions of the Administration Act 1969 which means that the estate will be distributed according to a statutory formula and not in accordance with what the deceased person may have wished had they decided to make a will.
At Buchanan Gray we assist our clients to prepare straight forward plain language wills to ensure that, as far as the law allows, their assets are dealt with in accordance with their wishes.
Where a person is in doubt as to what to do or about how to approach succession then that person should seek legal advice as soon as possible. At Buchanan Gray we have helped many clients to resolve their succession issues and to make proper provision for the maintenance and support of those to whom the law may recognise a moral obligation on the part of the will maker – ones’ partner, children, other dependents, and anyone to whom the will maker may have made a valid testamentary promise prior to the will maker’s death.
If you would like to make a will but you do not know where to begin, contact Buchanan Gray and make an appointment to come and discuss matters with us – one of our partners will be happy to listen and provide sensitive, professional legal advice tailored to your particular situation and your needs.
If you already know what you want to put into your will, or if you wish to update an existing will, check out our fixed fees or simply contact Buchanan Gray for an appointment.