How To Write A Will

What is a will?

A will is a legal document by which the person decided what happens to their money, property and possessions after their death. When creating your will, you can do this yourself or you can also get legal advice and help as they are not always straightforward.

What should I state in my will?

•  Who you would like to benefit from your will

• Who you would like to look after your children if they are under 18

• Who is going to sort out your estate and also carry out your wishes after your death

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Do I need legal advice when writing my will?

There are several reasons as to why you may need legal help and advice when writing your will. Some of which include:

• You have a business in your name

• You own property overseas

• You wish to leave any of your money, property or possessions to an individual who cannot care for themselves

• You share a property with someone that is not your wife, husband or civil partnership

Where do I keep my will?

It is up to you as to where you keep your will. It can be kept in many places including:

• With your solicitor

• At your bank

• With a company that offer the storage of wills

However, you should make the person you have chosen to carry out your will aware as to where your will is.

How do I know if my will is legal?

You will be legal if you:

• Are over 18 years of age

• Make it voluntarily

• Write your will in writing

• Sign it with the presence of two witnesses who both must be above the age of 18

•  Allow your two witnesses to sign it

Tips On Finding And Hiring The Right Solicitor In Birmingham

Are you looking to hire a solicitor for your case? These professionals are trained and understand the relevant laws in the areas they specialise in. By enlisting their services, you can get a quick and fair outcome or solution to your situation. Here are a few factors you should consider when evaluating solicitors Birmingham.

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  1. Area of speciality

These legal practitioners can specialise in different areas such as family law, housing law or business law while others deal with different types of law (commonly called ‘general practice’). It may be best to work with a professional who specialises in the exact field you need help with. If, for instance, you’re selling property, look for a solicitor who is experienced in conveyancing law.

  1. Reputation

Reviews can give you the true picture of a service provider and help you make an informed decision. You can find these on their individual websites or review websites and social networking sites. Try to find out what other people are saying about the services; Do most of them seem satisfied? Are there complaints and, if any, how has the solicitor handled them?

  1. Location

Where the practitioner is based is a factor of convenience and one you should weigh in when making your decision. If you need someone who is close to your home, then you’ll need to narrow your search. You may also want to inquire if the solicitor can visit you at home if you have difficulty travelling.

  1. Costs

Solicitors Birmingham may charge different fees depending on factors such as individual situation, area of speciality and experience. For easy comparison, request for quotes from the candidates you are evaluating and see what you can be able to pay. However, you need to be wary of very low quotes that may come with lots of hidden costs. Be sure to do your research well and have an idea of what the total costs will be.