Protect your loved ones with our will writing services
Making sure your loved ones are looked after when you’re no longer here to take care of them needs expert advice and guidance. Our will writing services are presented simply and clearly, so you have confidence that your estate will go to the people and organisations you want it to.
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Our Will writing services makes it easy to sort out the important stuff
Writing a will is something most people prefer to keep putting off – in fact, three in five UK adults have not written a will. But without a will, how can you be sure that your estate will go to the people you want it to? Our will writing, Specialist Will Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Document Storage services make it easy to ensure your estate will be managed as you want it to, providing for the people and causes you love – giving you the freedom to get on and enjoy life!
Our will writing experts
Our expert will-writing team is led by Martin Carr and Daniel Carr of White Deer Wills Operating out of our welcoming offices in the iconic 1887 building at the end of the Pantiles in the heart of historic Tunbridge Wells, Kent, they help our clients from across Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Sevenoaks and the surrounding villages.
Martin and Daniel guide clients through the complex issues of will writing, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA), ensuring they understand the different options to achieve their objectives in the least-complicated, most-robust way.
How our will writing experts can help
Our will writing team are experts at creating simple and accessible plans for the future of your estate, including:
Our will writing products
Simple will writing
Your will enables you to determine what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. This includes how your estate is distributed between your family or chosen beneficiaries, as well as making sure you’re not overpaying on Inheritance Tax. Our specialist advisers will guide you through the things you need to be considering as well as options for ensuring your wishes are implemented robustly and tax efficiently, so you have control over how your assets are distributed.
Specialist will trusts
A will trust, also known as a testamentary trust, is a way to ensure that some or all of your estate is managed after your death, rather than it going directly to your beneficiaries. Named trustees manage the assets on behalf of your beneficiaries, either following your instructions as to what the trust provides each beneficiary or using their discretion, possibly following guidelines set out by you. Some examples of when you might want to consider a specialist will trust:
- To minimise inheritance tax
- To ensure your beneficiaries’ access to benefits or state support isn’t affected by their inheritance
- To leave a property share to a spouse
- To protect equity from asset assessments (for example if you have creditors or a divorcing partner)
- To avoid ‘sideways disinheritance’, which is a particular risk if you have remarried, as your new spouse could potentially disinherit your children and leave the assets they inherit from you to their own children or other named heirs
- A Lifetime Trust to set aside some or all of your assets for safekeeping or for a future use, such as future care costs of your surviving spouse
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
Lasting Powers of Attorney are another thing that most of us prefer not to think about – but they’re something every adult should have! Think of them as an insurance policy – hopefully, they never have to be used, but they give you peace of mind that should circumstances change and you are no longer able to make your own decisions about your assets and health and wellbeing, someone you know has your best interests at heart will make those decisions for you. And that’s a much better scenario than can happen without an LPA, which can entail the courts making decisions on your behalf or a long (and costly) legal battle by those who love you to ensure your best interests are protected.
Property and Financial Affairs Lasting Powers of Attorney
A Property and Financial Affairs LPA allows someone of your choice to manage your property and finances. It can be implemented immediately or held in readiness, for example if you were unable to make these decisions yourself. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Buying and selling property
- Bank account management
- Claiming welfare benefits or pensions
- Managing tax affairs
- Paying your mortgage, rent and other household expenses
- To minimise inheritance tax
- Insurance and maintenance of your property
Health and Welfare LPA
A Health and Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) grants someone of your choosing the ability to make decisions about your care and wellbeing. Unlike a Property and Financial Affairs LPA, this can only come into effect if you are unable to consent to important welfare choices, such as:
- Decisions on where you live
- Arrangements for day-to-day care
- Arrangements for any medical, dental or optical care
- Consent or refusal to any medical treatments
Registration and filing of your will with Kings Court Trust.
All documents are stored in a fully managed, professional facility that is protected against flood, fire and other risks, giving you complete peace of mind regarding the security of your documents.
We will also register your will with The National Will Register, which means that it can be easily located by yourself or your loved ones when needed most.
Organise and store digital copies of all of your important documents, such as utility bills, mortgage deeds, insurance policies or even personal memories, with our secure digital storage system.
Whether it’s a heartfelt funeral wish, a home video, or an age-old family recipe, ensure your assets pass safely onto your loved ones.