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How Eatons can support you

People who have been bereaved have enough to think about. The professional help of a dedicated Will and Inheritance solicitor at Eatons can provide you with the extra support you need.

If someone’s death has left you with questions about inheritance, our specialist Wills and Inheritance solicitors will resolve them sensitively and fairly. When it comes to your own Will, we will make sure the people you care about most do not have your finances to sort out on top of everything else.

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The importance of making a Will

Making a Will is essential if you want to avoid ‘dying intestate’ which effectively means your money, possessions and property will probably be distributed in a way you would not have wished after you die. Even if you do not consider yourself to be wealthy, it is important to find support from our Wills and Inheritance solicitors. A Will makes sure that your ‘estate’ will be handled by those you nominate but it is vital to keep it up to date in case your situation changes, you get divorced, separate from your partner or have children, pension plans, life insurance or policies and anything else interpersonal.

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Will Writing Solicitors West Yorkshire

By using our Wills and Inheritance service at Eatons, you can rest assured it is drafted correctly and avoid misunderstandings and disputes after your death. We all know that we should make a Will to protect our loved ones but most of us (approximately 60%) have not got round to it. Why not complete our online Wills questionnaire and let our Will and Inheritance Solicitors help you. A Will is one of the most important documents you will ever sign, let Eatons help you get it right.

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Contact Eatons Wills and Inheritance Solicitors Today

Do you need a solicitor for a Will? You can call us on 0800 998 1155 or Contact us online if you are unsure whether you should make a Will or not. A You can rely on Eatons’ experienced Wills and Inheritance solicitors; we are here to assist you every step of the way. Our probate and intestacy solicitors can also assist you with other aspects of legal Will services, such as what happens if someone dies without making a Will and who can inherit if no Will is made (rules of intestacy). Visit our probate and intestacy service online for more information.

Some of our FAQ's

Click below to see some of our FAQs, providing the answers to help you understand our services better. Still can't find what you're looking for? Please don't hesitate to reach out to us directly.

Are wills legally binding?

As long as a Will is properly signed and witnessed by two adults, it should be legally binding.

How long does it take for solicitors to release inheritance?

Beneficiaries typically receive their inheritance within 6 to 12 months, but this varies depending on the complexity of the estate.

How long can solicitors hold inheritance money?

This is usually as long as it is necessary to administer the estate, although there is a duty to administer the estate as efficiently as possible. It is important to ensure that all liabilities are settled and any claims against the estate are resolved before distributing the estate.

Do you pay inheritance tax if there’s a will?

Inheritance tax is payable based on the nature of the estate. This is the size of the assets in the estate as well as a variety of other factors, such as whether the deceased made any gifts before they died. It is possible for Wills to be prepared in such a way as to reduce and even potentially eliminate the amount of inheritance tax payable and this is something we would be able to advise on.

Can a solicitor be a beneficiary in a will?

Yes. However, if someone wants to leave a gift to the solicitor drafting the Will, this would only be possible if the person making the Will has independent legal advice and is fully aware of the situation. No solicitor can persuade a person making a Will to leave them a gift in it.

What would make a will invalid?

Wills become invalid automatically on the marriage of the person making it, unless the Will is specifically drafted to prevent this. A Will can also be revoked by the person who made it at any time. If the original Will cannot be located after death, then the assumption is that it was destroyed and this can cause difficulties. We offer a service to store Wills for our clients to prevent this being a problem.

How long are wills valid for?

There are no time constraints on Wills and a Will is just as valid after fifty years as it was the day it was created. However, the older they are, the more likely it is that circumstances will have changed and the Will might not reflect someone’s wishes. It is always worth reviewing your Will as personal or financial circumstances change and consider preparing a new Will if necessary.

Wills do become invalid on marriage and if the person making the Will gets divorced, the Will itself remains valid but parts of it relating to the ex-spouse will be changed.

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