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Will Writing Solicitors

Expert Will writing and estate planning for absolute peace of mind

When people neglect to write a Will, it leaves their estate and desired wishes in jeopardy.

At David W Harris, we recognise the difficulty of discussing or preparing for your death, especially when you are many years off the average life expectancy. But unfortunately life can be cruel and, for this reason, it’s crucial to have a Will in place.

No matter what point you are at in life, we would always recommend writing a Will as soon as possible, especially when you have children and/or significant assets, including investments, property, and more. Remember, it is never too early to make a Will, but it could end up being too late. Take action with our solicitors for Wills in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea now.

It is also important to be aware that even where you already have a Will written, it is crucial that you update and review it regularly. Our local solicitors for Wills recommend updating your Will every five years or when you undergo significant changes in life, such as the birth of a child, a divorce and more. Ensuring that you review your Will every few years makes sure that all of its contents still reflect your wishes and that the Will is still as tax efficient as it can be. Our solicitors can assist with this, ensuring the updated Will continues to match your wishes.

Writing a Will can be a complicated matter, and it’s important to seek specialist solicitors for Will writing to ensure mistakes are avoided and that the Will completely follows your wishes.

Our specialist Will writing solicitors in can assist with matters including:

  • Drafting your Will
  • Providing inheritance tax planning advice
  • Updating your Will
  • Will storage

Our Wills solicitors in Pontypridd, Talbot Green and Swansea regularly provide expert advice and assist with estate planning for a range of estates, with them valued at all types of financial levels, from those worth a few thousand pounds to those with assets valued in the millions. No matter your personal circumstances or the complexity of your estate, our solicitors are on hand to share their specialist knowledge.

We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether we are the right people to assist you.

As we have Will writing experts at each of our local offices in PontypriddSwansea and Talbot Green, we can offer a truly local, convenient service for our clients.

Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with one of our expert Wills solicitors. We respond promptly to all enquiries.

Discuss your requirements with our Will writing solicitors in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green

Should you have any questions concerning Will writing, we offer a free initial consultation with our local Will writing solicitors, where you can decide if we are the right firm to assist you.

To book your free initial consultation with our Wills solicitors, please use our simple online enquiry form. We always aim to swiftly respond to all enquiries.

Common questions about writing a Will

Why is writing a Will important?

If you do not have a Will, you are missing out. The main benefits of making a Will are as follows:

  • You choose who you give your assets to. Without a Will, your assets could end up going to someone you would not want them to.
  • Having a Will avoids disputes about who is entitled to what following your death.
  • You choose who deals with your affairs following your death.
  • With careful planning, a properly prepared Will can, in some circumstances, reduce your inheritance tax liability.

What happens when someone dies without a Will?

Where an individual dies without a valid Will in place, they are considered to have ‘died interstate’, and their estate will be distributed under the rules of intestacy. While this may seem reasonable, considering spouses, civil partners, and close relatives would inherit, it may not match the desired wishes of the deceased person, particularly if they intended to leave an inheritance to their unmarried partner.

Dying without a valid Will also prevents the ability to reduce the amount of inheritance tax an estate will need to pay.

How long do solicitors keep Wills?

How long solicitors keep a Will depends on the firm themselves and what their policy is in terms of storing Wills. Most firms will store a Will from the date of creation until their client’s death. However, some firms will only store a Will for a specific length of time, and once that time is up, they will need to consult their client.

At David W Harris, we will store your Will until you either choose to move it elsewhere or until you pass away.

How much do solicitors charge for Will writing?

Each firm sets its own prices when it comes to writing a Will, but for a good quality solicitor who will ensure no mistakes are made, you can expect to pay a couple of hundred pounds. The exact cost of writing a Will most usually depends on whether the Will is simple or more complicated to write, such as if you have a high-net-worth estate.

At David W Harris, we believe in complete transparency and competitive prices for our clients. You can see the expected fixed fee costs below when choosing to write a Will with our solicitors. 

Our Will writing fees

Fixed fee Wills

We can offer fixed fee Wills for straightforward estates where appropriate. Please see the table below for indicative pricing.

WillsPrice
Simple Single Will£125
Simple Joint Wills£200
Complex Joint Wills (inc. Joint Tenancy Severance)£350
Simple Will Amendment(s)£50 - £100
Codicil£50 - £100

Please note: All prices are a guideline only and may be subject to change.

Hourly rates for Wills and estate planning

For more complex estates, we charge competitive hourly rates with a realistic quote upfront and no billable work carried out without your agreement.

Discuss your requirements with our Will solicitors in Swansea, Pontypridd and Talbot Green

We offer a free first consultation to answer your questions and help you decide whether we are the right people to assist you.

As we have Will writing experts at each of our local offices in PontypriddSwansea and Talbot Green, we can offer a truly local, convenient service for our clients.

Please use our simple online enquiry form to book a free initial chat with one of our expert Will solicitors. We respond promptly to all enquiries.