Can you keep your Will safe from being accidently damaged, destroyed, altered or lost?
Your new Will is very important and any of the above would invalidate it and leave your estate vulnerable.
Storing Your Will
Will Power will take legal responsibility for your Will and is covered by our £2 million Professional Indemnity Insurance.
You will be issued with a copy Will for you to keep at home. Your Executors will receive a document explaining where your original Will is stored and the procedure for releasing it.
Your Will and any other documents such as Lasting Powers of Attorney, deeds, list of assets, policy documents etc., can be stored in our secure storage vault which offers:
Each climate-controlled vault is regulated for temperature, airflow, moisture and dust to preserve your documents for many years to come.
State of the art fire and intruder alarm protection, CCTV camera cover and electronic access controls ensure the safety and security of your documents.
Computer controlled file movement history and tracking ensures your documents can be quickly and efficiently retrieved, whenever you need them. There is no charge to add or remove your documents from storage in the future, and these will always be delivered to you by Special Delivery for security.
Updating Your Will
You can make any updates and changes to your Will as you wish. Simply make your amendments on your copy Will and send or email it to us. We will update your Will and you will be issued with a new version to be signed and witnessed.
Although it is up to you to keep your Will up to date, we will endeavour to advise of any legal developments which may affect you. In this way you can ensure that on your death your Will is current and relevant to your personal circumstances.
You can also take advantage of a 20% discount on any additional services.
Without our Aftercare service you would need to pay for any amendments you wish to make to your Will.
Professional Legal Help
The most critical time for your Will is after your death. During a time when your loved ones are at their most vulnerable, we will help them to take your Will through the Probate process. Our legal team will give your Executors a guiding hand helping them to deal with your Will efficiently and effectively. They will advise your Executors on the best course of action to take, such as how to avoid any inheritance tax, or protecting the family home from care home fees.
After notification of your death, one of our legal team will arrange to meet with your Executor at their home, your residence or at our office. All the information on your estate and affairs will be sorted through by our Consultant who will advise your Executors on the best course of action to obtain probate at a minimum cost.
If your Executors are unwilling to proceed themselves, then the Consultant will collect all the information on your estate and pass it to one of our legal team to obtain a Grant of Probate on their behalf for a fee that is currently 1.5% of your gross estate (depending on the complexity of your affairs). This legal service ensures the responsibility is taken completely away from your Executors making it easier for them to come to terms with what is usually a difficult time.