Will Makers of The Midlands was established by David Raybould in 1999 and specialises in all aspects of will writing, trusts and probate services and pre-paid funeral plans. Our cost-effective services allow you to access the best possible legacy and estate planning and Inheritance Tax advice alongside qualified and associated support and guidance. We offer face-to-face appointments and will come to see you at your home or place of work, whichever is convenient.

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What is Estate Planning

What is Estate Planning and how is this different to writing a will? Well a will tells us how you would like your assets to be divided after your death. Whereas estate planning is the preparation for the management of your assets in the even of you becoming incapacitated and/or after your death. A will does not protect your or your assets against unexpected problems that arise throughout life, such as ill-health, divorce, bankruptcy, etc.

By taking steps now to plan your estate, you can protect your loved one’s inheritance and make sure your assets are distributed to the people YOU choose.
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Long-Term Care

One of the main reasons people are forced to sell their home towards the end of their life, is because they need to go into long-term care and therefore, their assets are seized to fund the care. With our Estate Planning, our experts can help you to set up a Trust that will protect your home from being included in your financial assessment if you do need to go into long term care, in turn protecting the assets you want your loved ones to inherit after your death. This kind of trust can also make sure certain beneficiaries are protected if you or your spouse have been married before and/or have other children.

How Estate Planning can protect you and your loved one

Transferring the ownership of your home into a Trust does more than protect your home if you are taken into long-term care. In fact, it can include all sorts of special provisions designed to protect you too. Such as:

Estate Planning can save you (and the loved ones you leave behind) time and money

On your death (or the death of your widow or widowed husband if the Trust is for a married couple) the property, or the money from its sale, passes to the chosen beneficiaries without the need for probate, saving both time and money.
Probate is the judicial process in which a will is "proved" in a court of law. During this process the will is verified as being the true last will and testament of the deceased. Probate can be very straightforward, or it can be very time consuming and lengthy. Estate planning lets you work around this, so that after you do pass away, your assets are given to the beneficiaries of your choice, without them having to go through this process.

Estate planning with the Will Makers of the Midlands

It is important that you choose a company that specialises in estate planning if you want to be sure that the paperwork is clear, unambiguous and will serve its purpose. Doing this yourself, or choosing a cheaper, less qualified company, could lead to ambiguity in the plans, which in turn could cause issues for your loved ones in the event of your death. As the Will Makers of the West Midlands, we provide professional advice and an abundance of expertise and experience to guide you to the best solution for your particular circumstances.