Why should I make a will?

It's never too early to make your will, and we are here to guide you through the process to ensure you are able to enjoy:

  1. Paying less or even no inheritance tax.
  2. Gifting any particular items or money to the individuals that you want.
  3. Ensuring that your children actually get the fruits of your life’s labour.
  4. Prevention of family upsets in the future & peace of mind for yourself
  5. Saving your family money from probate fees.
  6. Knowledge that your children & pets are being cared for by a guardian that you appoint.
  7. Gifting money to any charity that you want.
  8. Prevention of unnecessary loss of your home to pay for long-term care.

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Who should make a will?

Every adult can and should make a Will.

If you are married, both you and your spouse should prepare Wills. This is true even if marital assets are primary in the name of one spouse. Usually, you will wish to name your spouse as your main beneficiary and name an alternative beneficiary if he/she predeceases you.

How long is a Will Valid?

Once a Will has been prepared, it is valid until such time as it is revoked

If you are living with someone, but are not married and you want that person to benefit from your estate, it is particularly important to make a Will. This is so because the rules of intestacy make no provision for unmarried partners. If you were to die intestate, your partners would receive nothing from your estate.

Locally based in Manchester

Based in Prestwich Manchester, we are able to offer home visits locally through Manchester and outlying areas.

We offer phone/Skype meetings for clients further afield.

Services

Writing a will is the only way to be certain that your money and possessions will go to the people and charities you care about after you die.

We offer a variety of wills, ranging from:

Basic Wills

Halachic wills

Property Protection Trust

Lasting Power of Attorney Property and Affairs

Lasting Power of Attorney Health and Welfare

Secure Storage

Funeral Services

Probate Services

Probate and Estate Adminstration

Have you recently suffered a bereavement?

Dealing with someone’s affairs when they die can be complicated and confusing, especially at a difficult and emotional time. We can help support you and provide direction to administer your friend or loved one’s estate.

Whether you need some advice on what steps you need to take in order to deal with the estate of a loved one or you are looking for someone to carry out services on your behalf, whatever your circumstances we have the right answers and solutions for you. At a time of loss, financial matters are very sensitive so be reassured that Wills Ways offer Fixed Fee Probate Services. This means we will agree the cost upfront and there will be no hidden surprises.

Our trusted Partners, Premier Solicitors are a leading law firm offering competitive fixed fees and dedicated to providing a professional and affordable legal service on a range of legal services. We are committed to providing appropriate solutions and excellent customer service.

The Firm is Lexcel accredited, a Law Society nationally recognised quality mark for law firms.


Our trusted Partners, Premier Solicitors will manage all the legal & administative aspects of the estate easing the burden on you.

For an informal discussion about our probate services

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FAQ's

What is an estate?

Someone’s estate is everything that they own; all of their assets (whether real property or personal property) and their liabilities.

Who are Executors and what are their responsibilities?

An Executor is a person who is appointed in the deceased’s Will to deal with the administration of their estate after their death. It is an Executor’s responsibility to:

  • Determine what property and other assets the deceased owned, as well as their liabilities.
  • Arrange for current valuations of personal possessions, property, investments, any pension or insurance entitlements due and also any debts and bills
  • Arrange for the payment of the funeral
  • Establish Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax liabilities and complete the necessary tax returns to submit to the Revenue
  • Complete and submit the necessary Probate Registry forms
  • Arrange the clearance and sale of any property
  • Collect assets and pay any debts
  • Arrange for the distribution of legacies and gifts to the beneficiaries
  • Compile detailed accounts to give to the main beneficiaries
  • In the case of minor children being beneficiaries, then the Executor may act as Trustee for ongoing trusts, to hold their monies until they reach 18

What is the difference between an Administrator and Executor

A general term for somebody entitled to deal with the Estate Administration is a Personal representative. When a person dies without making a Will, the closest next of kin would be an Administrator who would be entitled to extract the Grant of Letters of Administration. An Executor is someone who has been appointed under a Will to deal with the estate administration.

It is the duty of the personal representative to pay off all debts of the deceased and if this is not done then they may be personally liable to pay money back into the estate.

What is probate?

Probate is the court’s authority, given to a person or persons, to administer a deceased estate and the document issued by the Probate Registry is called a Grant of Probate. This document is usually required by the asset holders (such as banks) as proof to show the correct person or persons have the Registry’s authority to administer a deceased person’s estate.

Do I need a Grant of Probate - everything was held jointly?

The Probate process is needed when investments (typically over £5,000) were held in the deceased’s sole name and the banks, building societies and other organisations request for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration in order to release the funds held.

A Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration is also required where one had held the property in their sole name in order to sell or transfer the property.

Am I liable for my loved one’s debts?

No, this vests in the deceased person’s estate. It is a common misconception amongst people that when a person dies their debts disappear but this is not the case unless otherwise stated. When a person dies their debts are paid for from their assets at the time of death. If their debt exceeds their available assets then the estate will be insolvent. Sometimes it is not known if an estate is insolvent until the grant of probate has been received. When the estate of the deceased is insolvent, gifts and legacies cannot be distributed to the beneficiaries under the Will. This part of the law is governed by Administration of Insolvent Estates of Deceased Persons Order 1986 (DPO 1986).

I only need a Grant of Probate - what can you offer me?

Our trusted Partners Premier Solicitors can offer two services:

“Grant only” – You provide the valuations and details about the estate and they will prepare the necessary legal documentation and tax returns and apply for the Grant at the Probate Registry, leaving you thereafter to deal with the rest of the estate administration.

Full Estate Administration – We will take full responsibility for dealing with the estate administration from start to finish.

The Team

Shaya Klyne

Managing Director

Shaya received his Diploma in Law and Practise from CILEX in 2014 and is also a member of the Society of Will Writers.

Shaya can provide solutions for more complex wills as well as Basic Wills and Lasting Power of Attorneys.

Bayla Klyne

Senior Consultant

Bayla qualified as a solicitor in 2001. Through her wealth of experience as a solicitor and practising as a family, workplace and neighbourhood mediation, she can provide expert advice in wills and estate planning

David is a software engineer, studying Computer Science at the University of Manchester. He is currently working on several projects including a successful start-up in fintech. He loves to discover new technology and challenge himself with new projects.

Products

  • Last Will and Testament

    Single Person

    Express how you wish your assets to be distributed and decide who will be your executors.

  • Last Will and Testament

    Couple

    Express how you and your partner wish your assets to be distributed and decide who will be your executors.

  • Property Protection Trust Will

    Includes Trusts

    A property protection trust can be useful to protect your half of your home while still allowing your partner to continue living in the property.

  • Lasting Power of Attorney (Single Document)

    £150

    This allows clients to choose someone they trust to make decisions on their behalf about their property and finances.

  • Lasting Power of Attorney (Both Documents)

    £280

    This allows clients to choose someone they trust to make decisions on their behalf about their property, finances and personal welfare.

  • Document Storage

    £20 per Year

    We would highly recommend the safe storage of Wills and related documents and offer a storage facility.

  • Severance of Joint Tenancy

    Flexible pricing

    We can assist in severing a Joint Tenancy over a property into a Tenancy in Common

Proud member of
‘The Society of Will Writers'

What is it?

The society was established in 1994 as an independent body representing the professional Will Writer and the interests of the consumer.

Today, the Society is the largest trade body within our profession and has members throughout the world, especially where there are high concentrations of UK citizens living and working abroad.

The Code of Practice, ethics and philosophy puts the consumer at the heart of its aims to ensure that through membership you receive the very best of service.

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What does membership entail?

Members continue to train on a yearly basis for a minimum of 24 hours.

All members hold professional indemnity insurance with a minimal level cover of £2 million.

All members adhere to the code of practice and complaints procedure.

Members are admitted after a stringent and robust application process.

Members are entitled to technical support to ensure they offer the best service to their clients.

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