We are often asked for help with Will Writing so have therefore partnered with Farleys Solicitors a leading firm which specialises in these areas.

Putting your Plans in Place with a Will

Making a will is vital for legally protecting your wishes, your legacy and your loved ones in the event of your passing.  By putting plans in place now, you can avoid a lot of stress and issues for your loved ones further down the line.

Despite this, there are still striking statistics around making a will, following research carried out by Royal London:

  • 4 million adults do not know where to begin when it comes to writing a will.
  • Around 54% of adults do not have a will.
  • Six in 10 (59%) parents do not have a will, or have one that is out of date.

There is also an overwhelming majority of people that are relying on DIY wills to cover their wishes, which can lead to many a difficulty, significant expense and unnecessary stress for those you leave behind.

Making a will is usually a straightforward process, and the team at Farleys Solicitors are here to guide you through the process.   The expert team at Farleys take the time to get to know you and your family’s needs, to provide the best strategy when it comes to your will and ensuring that your wishes are taken care of.

Call our Regenerage Legal Advice line on 01772 341 634 to speak to Farleys’ Private Client team, to discuss your requirements and get a no-obligation quote.

You can also make a request for a callback using the form below.

By choosing to make your Will through our partnership with Farleys, you will not only ensure peace of mind that your Will is well drafted to suit you and your family’s requirements; you will also be ensuring that Regenerage continue our much-needed work across the county, as Farleys will be donating a percentage of their fee back to our charity for every Will prepared via the partnership.


  • What are the advantages of making a will?
    • You can ensure that you are appointing executors who can immediately act on behalf of your estate when you die, making the necessary arrangements without any delay. Without a will, there is no-one with the legal authority to act until a formal Grant of Representation to the estate has been issued.
    • If you have children it enables you to appoint guardians and to make informed choices on the age at which your children will inherit your estate. Without a will the law steps in to state the age at which your children are able to inherit, which might not be what you have chosen for them.
    • It allows you to consider the needs of all those people who are closest to you and make the appropriate financial provision for them. Without a will the law decides who inherits your assets and in what proportion, regardless of your wishes.
    • It allows you to make bequests from your estate to any charities which you wish to support, or with which you have a connection.
    • To cancel any previous will
    • To give directions as to your funeral arrangements
  • What happens if I don’t make a will?

    If you do not make a Will then your estate will be distributed according to the rules of intestacy, which will not reflect your own personal wishes and may not provide for your family effectively, as intestacy does not legally recognise individuals that co-habit, no matter the duration or type of relationship.

    It is also important to note that Intestacy does not always distribute assets in the most tax-efficient way and therefore in some circumstances, it can cause a great deal of distress and hardship for those you have left behind.

    Intestacy rules can be complex.  The way that they operate will depend on the individual circumstances of the deceased and the value of the estate that is left.

  • Can I write my own will?

    Whilst attempting to write your own will or purchasing an ‘off-the-shelf version’ is an option, it is a risky option.  DIY wills have been blamed for the rise in the number of contested estates across the UK with unclear clauses causing problems and tension between relatives which can sometimes lead to the validity of the will being contested. Rectifying this may result in costly legal action which will inevitably reduce the money left in your estate.

    A will is an important legal document which encompasses how you would like your estate to be distributed amongst your family, loved ones and/or charitable organisations that are close to your heart after you have died. Your will does not only name your beneficiaries but also names your executor(s) who will manage the distribution of your estate. This allows you to control who your estate goes to when you die and who manages this. However, this only occurs if the will is correctly drafted and even the simplest of mistakes can completely invalidate a will.

    Having a DIY will can be just as stressful for your family as not having one in place at all. A DIY will may contain mistakes or omissions, leaving your family to argue over your estate.

    Bespoke, professional legal advice is essential and can avoid all of these issues.  Upon your passing your beneficiaries need to have a solid and structured document tailored specifically to your personal circumstances to ensure that that dealing with your estate is as smooth as possible.

  • Why use a solicitor to write a Will?

    Bespoke, professional legal advice is essential and can help your family, beneficiaries and executors with a solid and structured document, tailored specifically to your personal circumstances to ensure that dealing with your estate is as smooth as possible.

    Instructing a solicitor to draft your will gives you peace of mind that your will is well-considered, well drafted and error-free.

  • What should I include in my will?

    Everyone’s individual circumstances are different. Alongside outlining who will benefit from your estate, your will can include details of childcare arrangements, personal gifts or any charity legacies you wish to leave, by way of example.

    Email: marketing@farleys.com  and request your free copy of our will planner which we can send out to you in the post.

  • How often should my will be updated?

    As your circumstances change over time, so should your will. Often, it’s not enough to just draft a will and never update it. If you have got married, divorced, had children or grandchildren, or purchased property or another significant asset since you last had your will drafted, you should consider revisiting your will and making the appropriate changes to ensure all of your estate and intended beneficiaries are included.

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