"Did you know? Any estate which leaves 10% or more to charity pays less Inheritance Tax - 36% rather than 40%."

Writing a Will, gives you more control of what happens to the assets you leave behind. Godwins Solicitors LLP can help you put in place or update your Will to acknowledge changes in your life and wishes .

Godwins Solicitors LLP can also help make a Will in situations where there are complex family, property or business arrangements. You may also want to arrange care for somebody who is vulnerable or disabled, or who may not be able to speak for themselves.

Writing a Will correctly means you won’t have to pay Inheritance Tax unnecessarily. By planning ahead you can give your wealth to whomever you choose, rather than the taxman.

A properly drafted Will protects your interests and can help avoid conflict within the family.

If you don’t draw up a Will, the law dictates what happens to your assets after you die. This can be unsatisfactory as it is unlikely to reflect your wishes and can put your nearest and dearest at odds with one another.

Our team can also advise on Living Wills/Advance Directives. These documents can be important in giving direction to medical practitioners as to what treatments you’d wish to have in a life threatening situation when you are unable to participate in such discussions.

We've created these guides to give you more information:

Please click here for our Wills Questionnaire

People: Fiona Leeson (Head of Department), Andrew Neal, Fiona Fox, Alan Cowgill, Selena Coleridge, Emma Dean, Sophie West and James Phipps.

See also: Trusts, Probate, Powers of Attorney, Support for the Elderly, Divorce and Separation

If you want more information on how to place your affairs in order, or what to do when someone has died, see our pages about Probate or speak to us at 01962 841484.