There are many myths and misconceptions associated with will-writing. We at RRK Legal LTD have many years of experience in the field and have spoken to hundreds of clients so we have chosen some of our most recurring ones for you!
“My ‘next of kin’ will automatically get everything I own”
This is not a guarantee. If an individual passes without a valid will in place, they will be classed as dying ‘intestate’ and their assets will be distributed in accordance with the rules of Intestacy. These very rigid rules could mean the people you would like to benefit from your assets may not benefit at all or not to the extent you would wish for them to do so. It could also mean people you definitely didn’t want to benefit from your assets end up benefitting.
“I don’t have many assets so I do not need a will”
It is not necessary to own property or have £1000’s in savings to warrant having a will professionally drafted. For example, if you have young children and pass without a valid will in place, you have not appointed guardians for the children and this will likely cause further disruption in their lives. Having a will professionally drafted will allow you to name guardians for your children which will make an already difficult time for them slightly easier. It also gives you the peace of mind knowing your children will be protected.
“Having a will professionally drafted will cost a lot of money”
We at RRK Legal want to ensure having a professionally drafted and valid will in place is affordable for everyone. We are based in Birmingham and provide our services across the Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and beyond. Our fees for a will start at just £125 including a full legal consultation in the comfort of your own home!
“I will write my own will”
A ‘DIY will’ may or may not be sufficient and the possibility it may not be should be enough for you to get proper legal advice. Not all families have ‘straight-forward’ circumstances and a DIY Will definitely will not cater for more complex situations.
The very vast majority of people we speak to are asked to consider scenarios they would never have considered without a consultation with one of our legal professionals. We at RRK Legal will ensure all potential scenarios are considered and you will be making informed decisions thereby having a robust will in place to properly protect your family and assets.
“I’ll use a solicitor that has provided other legal services for me”
Most solicitors do not specialise in Wills & Estate Planning. They are likely very capable of dealing with you in their specified field of law but they very rarely have a specialist Estate Planner in their offices. Generally, they will advise only on very basic wills and will charge a premium even for this.
At RRK Legal we specialise in Wills, Probate, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney, Funeral Plans and every other aspect of Estate Planning ensuring we are equipped to deal with all estates and circumstances.
Similar to the medical field, we feel the legal field should have firms with specialist knowledge and experience in particular areas rather than a ‘jack of all trades’ approach.
Above are just some of the comments we have heard from clients in the past. If you have a question or query then get in touch today with our experienced and very knowledgeable team of experts! Remember, RRK Legal LTD are not your typical legal services firm and do not charge for a consultation so the only time you pay for anything is if we actually do some work for you.