SANCTUARY TAX 
Wills 
 
 
 
 
 

SINGLE & MIRROR WILLS  

A will makes it much easier for your family or friends to sort everything out when you die, without a will the process can be more time consuming and stressful. A Will helps to speed up the process of probate. Many people still believe probate only happens if there is no Will in place, this is not the case probate happens on all estates greater than £5,000 in value. 
 
1. If you don’t write a will, everything you own will be shared out in a standard way defined by the law – which isn’t always the way you might want. 
 
2. A will can help reduce the amount of Inheritance Tax that might be payable on the value of the property and money you leave behind. 
 
3. Writing a will is especially important if you have children or other family who depend on you financially, or if you want to leave something to people outside your immediate family. 
 
4. Current laws make no provision for a partner if you are not married, or in a civil partnership, even if you have been together for many years. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 YOUR WILL TELLS PEOPLE TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS:  

 
YOUR WILL TELLS PEOPLE TWO VERY IMPORTANT THINGS: 
 
* Who should have your money, property and possessions when you die. 
 
* Who will be in charge of organising your estate and following the instructions you leave in your will – this person is called your ‘executor’, and you can name more than one person if you want to. 
 
You can also use your will to tell people about any other wishes you have, like instructions for your burial or cremation. 
 
Your executor will do their best to make sure your wishes are followed, as long as they don’t involve breaking the law. 
 
It might not always be possible for your executors to carry out your instructions. For example, a person you want to leave something to might die before you do, but if you have a will there’s a better chance of things happening the way you want. 

 WE ARE ALL LIVING LONGER  

We are an ageing population and we are all living longer. Life expectancy has increased considerably, making the need to budget for retirement greater than ever. When the state pension was introduced, life expectancy was was less than five years after retirement. Today its more than twenty years and will continue to increase. The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and sent 3,000 100th birthday telegrams in that year, in 2016 nearly 14,000 telegrams were sent, in the last four years the population of people over the age of 90 has increased by 25 percent. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 PROTECT YOUR ASSETS  

Over the last 20 years our Legal Executives and Specialist Solicitors have helped thousands of people throughout the UK to protect their assets for themselves and their loved ones. A basic Will is the first part of estate planning but comes with limitations, all to often opportunities are lost because of failure to plan sufficiently to avoid potential threats. We offer a range of solutions individually tailored to your circumstances, from basic Will planning to inheritance Tax planning, Trust and estate planning including complex Tax and Trust solutions. 
 

 OUR VALUE GUARANTEE  

We want you to be completely happy with your decision to protect your estate with us. Effective planning should always save money. It should never cost money in the long term but should be seen as a prudent investment that preserves your wealth for your family. We are confident that the solutions we offer can potentially save your family thousands of pounds that we are prepared to guarantee that they will leave your family better off during the Trust period than they would have been if your estate had been left unprotected. 
 
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