The Role of an Executor

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An executor(s) is the individual or group of individuals who are charged with administering estate distribution under the terms of a will. Up to four may be appointed. The tasks associated with this function may be onerous, it is for this reason that one benefiting from the will (and so interested in its taking effect) is often appointed to the role.

Cost Of A Will?

Cost Of A Will?

A will is the means by which an individual (one making a will is known as a testator) sets out what is to happen to their assets on death.

The cost of a simple will may range from £20 for a ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) product to several thousand pounds for a document drafted by a solicitor, at an hourly rate.

Choosing Between a Joint Will and a Single Will

We specialise in general wills for single people, married people and those living within a Civil Partnership. There are a number of different types of wills to choose from and it’s important that you choose the right one for you. Single wills, mirror wills, single wills made before marriage and joint wills.

Do Wills Need to be Registered?

There is no legal requirement to register a will, however, we highly recommend registering your will with The National Will Register. When a will has been registered, it can be proved that it has not been altered or tampered with following the signing of the document. We also recommend the will is stored with the National Will safe.

Do You Need a Lawyer to Make a Will?

This is one of the most commonly asked questions when writing a will. In virtually all cases, the answer to this question is no. It will only be in extremely complex cases where the advice of a lawyer would be necessary. The reason so many people ask whether they need a lawyer, is due to a historical misunderstanding. Years ago, people wouldn’t have had much of value to pass on to relatives and friends, so there was little need for a will.