You can find answers to some of the typical questions we get asked below. Alternatively, if you have a question that you can’t find an answer to on our website, contact us and we’ll email or call you back at your request.
How long does the process take?
A typical appointment to take your instructions required to prepare your Will(s) lasts approximately 1 hour. Once we have the instructions we promise that you will receive your Will(s) within 1 Calendar Month.
If you require your document(s) sooner than this we also offer a Fast Track service, where, for an additional charge, we guarantee your documents within 3 days of taking the instructions.
Do I really need a Will?
For most people the answer is most certainly, ‘Yes’. A Will allows you to decide who will inherit after your death, who will act as guardians to your children, and will also give you the peace of mind of knowing that your family will not have to struggle with the complexities of organising your estate unassisted. In addition, a carefully planned Will can be used to structure your affairs to protect your assets for future generations.
Can I change my Will after it has been written?
Yes. In fact we suggest you review your Will every few years so that you can make sure it is relevant to your current situation.
What happens after I die?
The Professional connections of the Legacy Company are able to act as executors to your estate. However, unlike some solicitors and banks who also offer this service, if we are appointed to act alongside family members in your Will then there is no obligation for them to use our services after you die. We make sure the family has the best possible advice without any commitment.
What can I do to protect a disabled or vulnerable beneficiary?
Should you leave an inheritance to your vulnerable beneficiary, a discretionary trust in your will can help in the distribution of their inheritance.
You can appoint a Trustee (perhaps a close family member) who is given the discretion to leave the legacy to a group of beneficiaries e.g. your children. These beneficiaries have the potential to inherit but not the right.
Your Trustees can decide how the funds are distributed therefore allowing the vulnerable beneficiary access to funds when required.