Making a Will

Our expert Wills and Probate solicitors can help you with every aspect of making a will and ensuring that your wishes are understood and carried forward when you are no longer here. Whether you are young, middle aged or approaching retirement, there is never a ‘wrong’ time to start thinking about providing for your loved ones and deciding what you want to happen to your estate – your money, investments, property and belongings – when you are no longer here.

Not leaving a will can cause some issues for those you leave behind and it may mean that you estate is not passed on in the way that you would prefer. We can help you make a will that reflects all your wishes and makes your estate as tax efficient as possible.

At Coodes, we understand that discussing the future can be challenging and even upsetting. Our expert wills and probate lawyers combine legal expertise with a practical and friendly jargon-free approach. We will help you to understand what is involved in writing a will, whether it’s for you or for a loved one – including advising on statutory wills for loved ones who have lost capacity. We will help you understand your options and ensure that your wishes are written into a document that meets all legal requirements and provides for the future in the way that you want it to.

How we can help

We have made our will making service as straightforward as possible. We can:

  • Talk you and/or your loved one through your will options in simple, understandable English
  • Advise you on the best ways to structure your will to accurately reflect your wishes
  • Advise you on inheritance tax and using your will to make your estate more tax efficient
  • Advise you on other aspects of will writing, such as:
    • Appointing executors (the people you will trust to deal with your money and property after you die)
    • Setting up trusts
    • Appointing guardians for your children
    • Leaving money to charity
    • Setting out your funeral plans
    • Deciding who should look after your pets
  • We can draft your will, ensuring that it clearly puts your wishes into words and minimising the risk of confusion about your wishes after you pass away
  • Update an existing will, whether it was written by us or another advisor
  • For most wills, do all this for a fixed price
  • Store your will for no extra cost

You don’t have to be wealthy to benefit from our wills and probate services. We advise people from a wide range of backgrounds and in a variety of circumstances on writing wills to ensure that their wishes are followed, and their assets preserved as far as possible. Alongside our typical wills and probate services we have a number of specialist wills services:

  • Fixed-fee wills
  • Rural and agricultural families
  • Individuals who have lost capacity – statutory wills

To arrange an initial discussion with one of our specialist lawyers, call us on 0800 328 3282 or fill in our enquiry form and a member of our team will be in touch with you shortly.


Sarah Cornish

Head of Private Client

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